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Nature's Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story

Nature's Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story

Lindsey McDivitt
Illustrator:  Eileen Ryan Ewen 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Sleeping Bear Press, 2018   ISBN: 978-1585364053
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Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams

Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams

Lesa Cline-Ransome
Illustrator:  James E. Ransome 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Simon and Schuster, 2018   ISBN: 978-1481476843
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Danza!: Amalia Hernández and El Ballet Folklórico de México

Danza!: Amalia Hernández and El Ballet Folklórico de México

Duncan Tonatiuh
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2017   ISBN: 978-1419725326
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Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail

Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail

Jennifer Thermes
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Harry N. Abrams, 2018   ISBN: 978-1419728396
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Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten

Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten

Laura Veirs
Illustrator:  Tatyana Fazlalizadeh 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Chronicle Books, 2018   ISBN: 978-1452148571
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Walking in the City with Jane: A Story of Jane Jacobs

Walking in the City with Jane: A Story of Jane Jacobs

Susan Hughes
Illustrator:  Valerie Boivin 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Kids Can Press, 2018   ISBN: 978-1771386531
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Bertha Takes a Drive: How the Benz Automobile Changed the World

Bertha Takes a Drive: How the Benz Automobile Changed the World

Jan Adkins
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Charlesbridge, 2017   ISBN: 978-1580896962
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The Historical Heroines Coloring Book: Pioneering Women in Science from the 18th

The Historical Heroines Coloring Book: Pioneering Women in Science from the 18th

Elizabeth Lorayne
Illustrator:  Kendra Shedenhelm 
Coloring Book
For ages 8 to 12
White Wave Press, 2017   ISBN: 978-0997909876
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Dangerous Jane

Dangerous Jane

Suzanne Slade
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Peachtree Publishers, 2017   ISBN: 978-1561459131
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Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph

Victoria Sherrow
Illustrator:  Larry Johnson 
Nonfiction
For ages 7 to 9
Carolrhoda Books, 2000   ISBN: 978-1575054421
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Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordin

Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordin

Amy Guglielmo, Jacqueline Tourville
Illustrator:  Brigette Barrager 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Simon and Schuster, 2017   ISBN: 978-1481461313
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Always Emily

Always Emily

Michaela MacColl
Historical Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Chronicle Books , 2014   ISBN: 978-1452111742
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She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World

She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World

Chelsea Clinton
Illustrator:  Alexandra Boiger 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Penguin, 2017   ISBN: 978-1524741723
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When Jackie Saved Grand Central: The True Story of Jacqueline Kennedy's Fight fo

When Jackie Saved Grand Central: The True Story of Jacqueline Kennedy's Fight fo

Natasha Wing
Illustrator:  Alexandra Boiger 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
HMH Books for Young Readers, 2017   ISBN: 978-0547449210
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The Girl Who Ran: Bobbi Gibb, The First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon

The Girl Who Ran: Bobbi Gibb, The First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon

Frances Poletti, Kristina Yee
Illustrator:  Susanna Chapman 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Compendium Inc, 2017   ISBN: 978-1943200474
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Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code

Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code

Laurie Wallmark
Illustrator:  Katy Wu 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Sterling Children's Books, 2017   ISBN: 978-1454920007
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Stone Mirrors: The Sculpture and Silence of Edmonia Lewis

Stone Mirrors: The Sculpture and Silence of Edmonia Lewis

Jeannine Atkins
Poetry
For ages 13 and up
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2017   ISBN: 978-1481459051
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Out of School and Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story

Out of School and Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story

Suzanne Slade
Illustrator:  Jessica Lanan 
Sleeping Bear Press, 2017   ISBN: 978-1585369867
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Mary Anning's Curiosity

Mary Anning's Curiosity

Monica Kulling
Illustrator:  Melissa Castrillon 
Historical Fiction
For ages 8 to 10
Groundwood Books, 2017   ISBN: 978-1554988983
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Caroline's Comets: A True Story

Caroline's Comets: A True Story

Emily Arnold McCully
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Holiday House, 2017   ISBN: 978-0823436644
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Trudy's Big Swim: How Gertrude Ederle Swam the English Channel and Took the Worl

Trudy's Big Swim: How Gertrude Ederle Swam the English Channel and Took the Worl

Sue Macy
Illustrator:  Matt Collins 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Holiday House, 2017   ISBN: 978-0823436651
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Malala: Activist for Girls' Education

Malala: Activist for Girls' Education

Raphaele Frier
Illustrator:  Aurelia Fronty 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Charlesbridge, 2017   ISBN: 978-1580897853
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Eyewitness: First Ladies

Eyewitness: First Ladies

Amy Pastan
Nonficiton  Series
For ages 8 and up
DK , 2008   ISBN: 978-0756649425
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Willa: The Story of Willa Cather, an American Writer (American Women Writers)

Willa: The Story of Willa Cather, an American Writer (American Women Writers)

Amy Ehrlich
Illustrator:   Wendell Minor 
Nonfiction
For ages 7 to 9
Simon and Schuster, 2016   ISBN: 978-0689865732
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Miss Colfax's Light

Miss Colfax's Light

Aimee Bissonette
Illustrator:  Eileen Ryan Ewen 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Sleeping Bear Press, 2016   ISBN: 978-1585369553
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I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

Debbie Levy
Illustrator:  Elizabeth Baddeley 
Nonfiction
For ages 5 to 7
Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016   ISBN: 978-1481465595
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Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles

Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles

Mara Rockliff
Illustrator:  Hadley Hooper 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Candlewick Press, 2016   ISBN: 978-0763678937
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To the Stars! The First American Woman to Walk in Space

To the Stars! The First American Woman to Walk in Space

Carmella Van Vleet, Dr. Kathy Sullivan
Illustrator:  Nicole Wong 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Charlesbridge, 2016   ISBN: 978-1580896443
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Women Who Changed the World: 50 Amazing Americans

Women Who Changed the World: 50 Amazing Americans

Laurie Calkhoven
Illustrator:  Patricia Castelao 
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 11
Scholastic, 2016   ISBN: 978-0545889629
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Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers' Journey from Slave to Artist

Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers' Journey from Slave to Artist

Barbara Herkert
Illustrator:  Vanessa Newton 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Random House, 2015   ISBN: 978-0385754644
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Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Jonah Winter
Illustrator:  Shane W. Evans 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Schwartz & Wade, 2015   ISBN: 978-0385390286
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Hedy Lamarr and a Secret Communication System

Hedy Lamarr and a Secret Communication System

Trina Robbins
Illustrator:  Cynthia Martin , Anne Timmons 
Nonfiction graphic novel  Series
For ages 8 to 10
Capstone Press, 2006   ISBN: 978-0736896412
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Lucy Maud Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Elizabeth MacLeod
Illustrator:  John Mantha 
Nonfiction
For ages 6 to 8
Kids Can Press, 2008   ISBN: 978-1554530564
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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrator:  Ekua Holmes 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Candlewick, 2015   ISBN: 978-0763665319
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Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

Laurel Snyder
Illustrator:  Julie Morstad 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Chronicle Books, 2015   ISBN: 978-1452118901
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Mother Jones: Labor Leader

Mother Jones: Labor Leader

Connie Colwell Miller
Illustrator:  Steve Erwin , Charles Barnett III 
Nonfiction graphic novel  Series
For ages 8 to 10
Capstone Press, 2006   ISBN: 978-0736896627
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Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm

Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm

Karen Deans
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Holiday House, 2015   ISBN: 978-0823419708
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Leontyne Price: Voice of a century

Leontyne Price: Voice of a century

Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrator:  Raul Colon 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Random House, 2015 
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Emma’s Poem: The voice of the Statue of Liberty

Emma’s Poem: The voice of the Statue of Liberty

Linda Glaser
Illustrator:  Clair A. Nivola 
Nonfiction Poetry Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013   ISBN: 978-0544105089
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The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s life with the chimps

The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s life with the chimps

Jeanette Winter
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Random House, 2011   ISBN: 978-0375867743
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Ladies First: 40 daring American women who were second to none

Ladies First: 40 daring American women who were second to none

Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
National Geographic Children's Books, 2006   ISBN: 978-0792253938
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Spic-and-Span!: Lillian Gilbreth's Wonder Kitchen

Spic-and-Span!: Lillian Gilbreth's Wonder Kitchen

Monica Kulling
Illustrator:  David Parkins 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Tundra Books, 2014   ISBN: 978-1770493803
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Poetry for Young People: Maya Angelou

Poetry for Young People: Maya Angelou

Edited by Edwin Graves Wilson
Illustrator:  Jerome Lagarrigue 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 9 and up
Sterling Children's Books, 2013   ISBN: 978-1454903291
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Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies

Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies

Cokie Roberts
Illustrator:   Diane Goode 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 9
HarperCollins, 2014   ISBN: 978-0060780029
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Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker

Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker

Patricia Hruby Powell
Illustrator:  Christian Robinson 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 8 and up
Chronicle Books, 2014   ISBN: 978-1452103143
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Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper

Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper

Ann Malaspina
Illustrator:  Eric Velasquez 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Albert Whitman & Company, 2012   ISBN: 978-0807580356
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The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Foreve

The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Foreve

H. Joseph Hopkins
Illustrator:  Jill McElmurry 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Simon and Schuster, 2013   ISBN: 978-1442414020
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Sarah Gives Thanks

Sarah Gives Thanks

Albert Whitman & Company, 2012   ISBN: 978-0807572399
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Women Daredevils: Thrill, Chills, and Frills

Women Daredevils: Thrill, Chills, and Frills

Julie Cummins
Illustrator:   Cheryl Harness 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 8 to 12
Penguin, 2008   ISBN: 978-0525479482
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Mary Walker Wears the Pants: The True Story of the Doctor, Reformer, and Civil W

Mary Walker Wears the Pants: The True Story of the Doctor, Reformer, and Civil W

Cheryl Harness
Illustrator:  Carlo Molinari 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 9
Albert Whitman & Company, 2013   ISBN: 978-0807549902
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Vherses: A celebration of outstanding women

Vherses: A celebration of outstanding women

J. Patrick Lewis
Illustrator:  Mark Summers 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 8 and up
Creative Editions, 2005   ISBN: 1568461852
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Look Up!: Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer

Look Up!: Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer

Robert Burleigh
Illustrator:  Raul Colon 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Simon and Schuster, 2013   ISBN: 978-1416958192
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Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Child

Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Child

Jan Pinborough
Illustrator:  Debby Atwell 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2013   ISBN: 978-0547471051
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Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, and Other Female Villains

Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, and Other Female Villains

Jane Yolen , Heidi E.Y. Stemple
Illustrator:  Rebecca Guay 
Nonfiction
For ages 10 and up
Charlesbridge Publishing, 2013   ISBN: 978-1580891851
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She touched the world: Laura Bridgman, Deaf-Blind Pioneer

She touched the world: Laura Bridgman, Deaf-Blind Pioneer

Sally Hobart Alexander
Illustrator:  Robert Alexander 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 9 to 12
Clarion Books, 2008   ISBN: 978-0618852994
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Baby Flo: Florence Mills Lights Up the Stage

Baby Flo: Florence Mills Lights Up the Stage

Alan Schroeder
Illustrator:  Cornelius Van Wright , Ying-Hwa Hu 
Historical Fiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Lee and Low Books, 2012   ISBN: 978-1600604102
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Harlem's Little Blackbird

Harlem's Little Blackbird

Renee Watson
Illustrator:  Christian Robinson 
Historical Fiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Random House Books for Young Readers, 2012   ISBN: 978-0375869730
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The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and Her Tribute to Veterans

The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and Her Tribute to Veterans

Barbara Elizabeth Walsh
Illustrator:  Layne Johnson 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Boyds Mills Press, 2012   ISBN: 978-1590787540
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Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child

Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child

Jessie Hartland
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Random House, 2012   ISBN: 978-0375869440
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Madeleine's Light: A Story of Camille Claudel

Madeleine's Light: A Story of Camille Claudel

Natalie Ziarnik
Illustrator:  Robert Dunn 
Historical Fiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Boyds Mills Press, 2012   ISBN: 978-1590788554
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Molly, by Golly! The Legend of Molly Williams, America's First Female Firefighte

Molly, by Golly! The Legend of Molly Williams, America's First Female Firefighte

Dianne Ochiltree
Illustrator:  Kathleen Kemly 
Historical Fiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Boyds Mills Press, 2012   ISBN: 978-1590787212
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Minette's Feast

Minette's Feast

Susanna Reich
Illustrator:  Amy June Bates 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2012   ISBN: 978-1419701771
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Queen of the Track: Alice Coachman, Olympic High-Jump Champion

Queen of the Track: Alice Coachman, Olympic High-Jump Champion

Heather Lang
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Boyds Mills Press, 2012   ISBN: 978-1590788509
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Poetry for Young People: Edna St. Vincent Millay

Poetry for Young People: Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edited by Frances Schoonmaker
Illustrator:  Mike Bryce 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 9 and up
Sterling, 1999   ISBN: 0806959282
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Odetta: The Queen of Folk

Odetta: The Queen of Folk

Stephen Alcorn, Samantha Thornhill
Illustrator:  Stephen Alcorn 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Scholastic Press, 2010   ISBN: 978-0439928182
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Write On, Mercy! The Secret Life of Mercy Otis Warren

Write On, Mercy! The Secret Life of Mercy Otis Warren

Gretchen Woelfle
Illustrator:  Alexandra Wallner 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Boyds Mills Press, 2012   ISBN: 978-1590788226
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Red Bird Sings: The Story of Zitkala-Sa, Native American Author, Musician, and A

Red Bird Sings: The Story of Zitkala-Sa, Native American Author, Musician, and A

Gina Capaldi, Q.L. Pearce
Illustrator:  Gina Capaldi 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Lerner, 2011   ISBN: 978-0761352570
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A Picture Book of Harriet Beecher Stowe

A Picture Book of Harriet Beecher Stowe

David A. Adler
Illustrator:  Colin Bootman 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Holiday House, 2004   ISBN: 0823418782
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Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream

Tanya Lee Stone
Nonfiction
For ages 13 and up
Candlewick, 2009   ISBN: 978-0763636111
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Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude

Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude

Jonah Winter
Illustrator:  Calef Brown 
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Simon and Schuster, 2009   ISBN: 978-1416940883
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Wild Women of the Wild West

Wild Women of the Wild West

Jonah Winter
Illustrator:  Susan Guevara 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 9 and up
Holiday House, 2011   ISBN: 978-0823416011
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Wanda Gag: The Girl Who Lived to Draw

Wanda Gag: The Girl Who Lived to Draw

Deborah Kogan Ray
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 11
Penguin, 2008   ISBN: 0670062928
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Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires A

Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires A

Sue Macy
Nonfiction
For ages 10 and up
National Geographic Children's Books, 2011   ISBN: 978-1426307614
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Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of  Juliette 'Daisy' Gord

Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette 'Daisy' Gord

Shana Corey
Illustrator:  Hadley Hooper 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Scholastic Press, 2012   ISBN: 978-0545342780
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The Bravest Woman in America

The Bravest Woman in America

Marissa Moss
Illustrator:  Andrea U'Ren 
Historical Fiction Picture Book
Tricycle Press, 2011   ISBN: 978-1582463698
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Jazz Age Josephine

Jazz Age Josephine

Jonah Winter
Illustrator:  Marjorie Priceman 
Historical Fiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
Simon and Schuster, 2012   ISBN: 978-1416961239
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Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World

Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World

Jane Yolen
Illustrator:  Christine Joy Pratt 
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
Charlesbridge Publishing, 2008   ISBN: 978-1580891318
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In the Bag!: Margaret Knight Wraps It Up

In the Bag!: Margaret Knight Wraps It Up

Monica Kulling
Illustrator:  David Parkins 
Historical Fiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Tundra Books, 2011   ISBN: 978-1770492394
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Scribbling Women: True Tales from Astonishing Lives

Scribbling Women: True Tales from Astonishing Lives

Marthe Jocelyn
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Tundra Books, 2011   ISBN: 978-0887769528
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Me, Frida

Me, Frida

Amy Novesky
Illustrator:  David Diaz 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Abrams , 2010   ISBN: 978-0810989696
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In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage

In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage

Alan Schroeder
Illustrator:  JaeMe Bereal 
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Lee and Low Books, 2009   ISBN: 978-1600603327
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Eleanor of Aquitaine: The Queen Who Rode Off to Battle

Eleanor of Aquitaine: The Queen Who Rode Off to Battle

Ann Kramer
Nonfiction  Series
for ages 9 to 12
National Geographic , 2006   ISBN: 0792258959
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No Girls Allowed: Tales of Daring Women Dressed as Men for Love, Freedom and Adv

No Girls Allowed: Tales of Daring Women Dressed as Men for Love, Freedom and Adv

Susan Hughes
Illustrator:  Willow Dawson 
Historical Fiction Graphic Novel
For ages 9 to 12
Kids Can Press, 2008   ISBN: 978-1554531776
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Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx

Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx

Jonah Winter
Illustrator:  Edel Rodriguez 
Bilingual nonfiction picture book
For ages 6 to 8
Simon and Schuster, 2009   ISBN: 1442403039
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Mahalia Jackson: Gospel Singer and Civil Rights Champion

Mahalia Jackson: Gospel Singer and Civil Rights Champion

Montrew Dunham
Illustrator:  Cathy Morrison 
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
Patria Press, Inc, 2003   ISBN: 978-1882859382
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Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged

Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged

Jody Nyasha Warner
Illustrator:  Richard Ridnicki 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Groundwood Books, 2010   ISBN: 978-0888997791
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Bring me some apples and I'll make you a pie: A story about Edna Lewis

Bring me some apples and I'll make you a pie: A story about Edna Lewis

Robbin Gourley
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 8
Clarion Books, 2009   ISBN: 978-0618158362
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A Woman for President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull

A Woman for President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull

Kathleen Krull
Illustrator:  Jane Dyer 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 12
Walker, 2004   ISBN: 978-0802789082
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A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women

A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women

Lynne Cheney
Illustrator:  Robin Preiss Glasser 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 8 to 10
Simon and Schuster, 2003   ISBN: 978-0689858192
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Madam President: The Extraordinary, True (and Evolving) Story of Women in Politi

Madam President: The Extraordinary, True (and Evolving) Story of Women in Politi

Catherine Thimmesh
Illustrator:  Douglas B. Jones 
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Houghton Mifflin, 2004   ISBN: 978-0618971435
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Great Women of the Suffrage Movement

Great Women of the Suffrage Movement

Dana Meachen Rau
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
Compass Point Books, 2006   ISBN: 978-0756512705
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Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Austria-France 1769

Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Austria-France 1769

Kathryn Lasky
Historical Fiction  Series
For ages 12 and up
Scholastic, 2000   ISBN: 978-0439076661
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Chico: A True Story from the Childhood of the First Woman Supreme Court Justice

Chico: A True Story from the Childhood of the First Woman Supreme Court Justice

Sandra Day O'Connor
Illustrator:  Dan Andreasen 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Penguin, 2005   ISBN: 978-0525474524
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Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter

Penny Colman
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Crown Publishers, 1995   ISBN: 978-0517885673
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Where the Action Was: Women War Correspondents in World War II

Where the Action Was: Women War Correspondents in World War II

Penny Coleman
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Crown , 2002   ISBN: 978-0517800751
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War, Women, and the News: How female journalists won the battle to cover World W

War, Women, and the News: How female journalists won the battle to cover World W

Catherine Gourley
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Simon and Schuster, 2007   ISBN: 978-0689877520
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Mary Cassatt: Impressionist Painter

Mary Cassatt: Impressionist Painter

Lois V. Harris
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Pelican Publishing, 2007   ISBN: 978-1589804524
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Rabble Rousers: 20 Women who made a difference

Rabble Rousers: 20 Women who made a difference

Cheryl Harness
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 10 and up
Penguin, 2003   ISBN: 978-0525470359
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Mermaid Queen: The Spectacular True Story Of Annette Kellerman, Who Swam Her Way

Mermaid Queen: The Spectacular True Story Of Annette Kellerman, Who Swam Her Way

Shana Corey
Illustrator:  Edwin Fotheringham 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Scholastic Press, 2009   ISBN: 978-0439698351
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Molly Pitcher: Young American Patriot

Molly Pitcher: Young American Patriot

Jason Glaser
Illustrator:  Todd Smith , Charles Barnett III , Bill Anderson 
Nonfiction Graphic Novel  Series
For ages 7 to 9
Capstone Press, 2006   ISBN: 978-0736854863
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Independent Dames

Independent Dames

Laurie Halse Anderson
Illustrator:  Matt Faulkner 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 10
Simon and Schuster , 2008   ISBN: 978-0689858086
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Amelia to Zora: Twenty Six women who changed the world

Amelia to Zora: Twenty Six women who changed the world

Cynthia Chin-Lee
Illustrator:  Megan Halsey , Sean Addy 
Nonfiction
For ages 7 to 10
Charlesbridge, 2005   ISBN: 978-1570915222
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Elizabeth Van Lew: Civil War Spy

Elizabeth Van Lew: Civil War Spy

Heidi Schoof
Nonfiction  Series
For ages 10 and up
Compass Point Books, 2006   ISBN: 978-0756509859
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Laura Secord’s Brave Walk

Laura Secord’s Brave Walk

Connie Brummel Crook
Illustrator:  June Lawrason 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 9
Second Story Press, 2000   ISBN: 978-1896764344
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Wangari's Trees of Peace

Wangari's Trees of Peace

Jeanette Winter
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 7
Harcourt Children's Books, 1978   ISBN: 978-0152065454
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The Daring Miss Quimby

The Daring Miss Quimby

Suzanne George Whitaker
Illustrator:   Catherine Stock 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 8 to 12
Holiday House, 2009   ISBN: 0823419967
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Rachel: The Story of Rachel Carson

Rachel: The Story of Rachel Carson

Amy Ehrlich
Illustrator:   Wendell Minor 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Harcourt, 2003   ISBN: 0152063242
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Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America

Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America

Kathi Appelt
Illustrator:  Joy Fisher Hein 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
HarperCollins, 2005   ISBN: 978-0060011079
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Wings and Rockets: The Story of Women in Air and Space

Wings and Rockets: The Story of Women in Air and Space

Jeannine Atkins
Illustrator:  Dusan Petricic 
Nonfiction
For ages 10 to 12
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003   ISBN: 978-0374384500
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Clara Schumann: Piano Virtuoso

Clara Schumann: Piano Virtuoso

Susanna Reich
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
Clarion, 2005   ISBN: 978-0618551606
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Stompin’ At the Savoy: The Story of Norma Miller

Stompin’ At the Savoy: The Story of Norma Miller

Alan (Compiler) Govenar
Illustrator:  Martin French 
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Candlewick Press, 2006   ISBN: 978-0763622442
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Isadora Dances

Isadora Dances

Rachel Isadora
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
Penguin, 2000   ISBN: 978-0140566703
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Legends of the West: Calamity Jane

Legends of the West: Calamity Jane

Aaron Frisch
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
The Creative Company, 2005   ISBN: 978-1583413388
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Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor

Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor

Emily Arnold McCully
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 10
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006   ISBN: 978-0374348106
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Remember the Ladies: 100 Great American Women

Remember the Ladies: 100 Great American Women

Cheryl Harness
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 8 to and up
HarperTrophy, 2003   ISBN: 978-0064438698
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Fannie in the Kitchen

Fannie in the Kitchen

Deborah Hopkinson
Illustrator:  Nancy Carpenter 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Simon and Schuster, 2001   ISBN: 978-0689819650
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Different Like Coco

Different Like Coco

Elizabeth Matthews
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 9
Candlewick Press, 2007   ISBN: 978-0763625481
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Maria’s Comet

Maria’s Comet

Deborah Hopkinson
Illustrator:  Deborah Lanino 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
Simon and Schuster, 1999   ISBN: 978-0689815010
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Beyond Little Women: A Story About Louisa May Alcott

Beyond Little Women: A Story About Louisa May Alcott

Susan Bivin Aller
Illustrator:  Qi Wang 
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 10
Lerner Publishing Group, 2004   ISBN: 978-1575056364
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Elizabeth Blackwell: America’s First Woman Doctor

Elizabeth Blackwell: America’s First Woman Doctor

Trina Robbins
Illustrator:  Cynthia Martin , Anne Timmons 
Nonfiction Graphic Novel  Series
For ages 6 to 9
Capstone Press, 2006   ISBN: 978-0736864978
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Women of Hope: African Americans who made a difference

Women of Hope: African Americans who made a difference

Joyce Hansen
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
Scholastic, 2007   ISBN: 978-0590939744
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