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Women's History Month (Teen)

Celebrate Women's History Month with these young adult books about amazing women and history relating to women.

Herstory : women who changed the world

A very special collection of short biographies offers insightful sketches of the lives and accomplishments of 150 of history's most influential and brilliant women, including Clara Barton, the legendary Trung Sisters of medieval Vietnam, and many others.

33 things every girl should know about women's history : from suffragettes to skirt lengths to the ERA

Uses poems, essays, letters, photographs and more to present the actions and achievements of women in the United States, from its beginnings up through the twentieth century

Women : our story

A celebration of the pivotal but less-recognized roles women have played in culture and society reexamines history from a female perspective, from early matriarchal societies through the Suffragette movement and twentieth-century feminism

Wheels of change : how women rode the bicycle to freedom (with a few flat tires along the way) by Sue Macy

Explore the role the bicycle played in the women's liberation movement

Women's History of the Modern World, The How Radicals, Rebels, and Everywomen Revolutionized the Last 200 Years by Rosalind Miles

Brazen : rebel ladies who rocked the world by Pénélope Bagieu

Profiles inspiring women--some who are world famous and some who are little knownin graphic format, including Nellie Bly, Mae Jemison, Hedy Lamarr, Josephine Baker, and Naziq al-Abid.

Women who dared : 52 stories of fearless daredevils, adventurers & rebels by Linda Skeers

Profiles fifty-two women in history who who have risked their lives for the sake of adventure, including Sophie Blanchard, Mary Anning, Minnie Spotted Wolf, and Alia Muhammad Baker.

Bygone badass broads : 52 forgotten women who changed the world by Mackenzi Lee

Starting in the fifth century BCE and continuing to the present, Lee introduces readers to bold and inspiring women who dared to step outside traditional gender roles of their time

Teen trailblazers : 30 fearless girls who changed the world before they were 20 by Jennifer Calvert

Looks at inspiring and accomplished young women who have done incredible things before the age of twenty, including Cleopatra, Phillis Wheatley, Frida Kahlo, Anne Frank, and Malala Yousafzai.

Rad American history a-z : movements & moments that demonstrate the power of the people by Kate Schatz

"From the New York Times bestselling team behind Rad American Women A-Z comes an illustrated collection of radical and transformative political, social, and cultural movements in American history"--

I am Malala : how one girl stood up for education and changed the world by Malala Yousafzai

"I Am Malala. This is my story. Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school. No one expected her to survive. Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize nominee. In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which includes exclusivephotos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world -- and did. Malala's powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person -- one young person -- can inspire change in her community and beyond. "--

Girl squads : 20 female friendships that changed history by Sam Maggs

Spanning art, science, politics, activism, and sports, these 20 diverse profiles show just how essential female friendship have been across history and around the world. In this engaging and well-researched book, Sam Maggs takes you on a tour of some of history's most fascinating and bravest BFFs

Double victory : how African American women broke race and gender barriers to help win World War II by Cheryl Mullenbach

An account of the lesser-known contributions of African-American women during World War II reveals how they helped lay the foundations for the Civil Rights Movement by challenging racial and gender barriers at home and abroad.

The rebellious life of Mrs. Rosa Parks. Young Readers Edition by Jeanne Theoharis

"This definitive biography of Rosa Parks accessibly examines her six decades of activism, challenging young readers perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement."--

Code name Badass : the true story of Virginia Hall by Heather Demetrios

"To say Virginia "Dindy" Hall was ambitious would be an understatement. She was that girl at your high school who makes everyone else look like a slacker, no matter how hard they're working. But how many of them can say they've been on Nazi Germany's MostWanted list? At a time when most women were expected to becomes wives and mothers, Virginia craved adventure. And with the world gearing up for a second World War, this fearless woman knew that she had to find a way to get involved. When the State Department proved to be a sexist boy's club that wouldn't allow her in, she went to England to join their Special Operations unit, which was more than happy to hire this talented, brilliant woman. Even after a terrible accident left her needing a wooden leg, she remained undeterred. Soon Virginia became an essential part of the Allied mission and the French Resistance, earning the dangerous honor of being named "the most dangerous of all Allied spies" by the Gestapo. This is a smart and spirited celebration ofVirginia Hall, a woman with audacious courage and kickass spy skills"--

The woman all spies fear : code breaker Elizebeth Smith Friedman and her hidden life by Amy Butler Greenfield

"Biography of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, an American woman who pioneered codebreaking in WWI and WWII but was only recently recognized for her extraordinary contributions to the field"--

Spectacular sisters by Aura Lewis

"This spectacular, diverse biography collection celebrates famous and not-so-famous sisters throughout history"--

Vote! : women's fight for access to the ballot box by Coral Celeste Frazer

Chronicles the fight for women's suffrage in the United States, profiling such leaders as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony and describing the continuing civil rights and feminist movements of the twenty-first century.

Fly like a girl : one woman's dramatic fight in Afghanistan and on the home front by Mary Jennings Hegar

"A Young Readers Edition of the inspiring true story of Air National Guard Major and Purple Heart recipient Mary Jennings Hegar"--

A thousand sisters : the heroic airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II by Elizabeth Wein

In the early years of World War II, Josef Stalin issued an order that made the Soviet Union the first country in the world to allow female pilots to fly in combat. Led by Marina Raskova, these three regiments, including the 588th Night Bomber Regiment--nicknamed the "night witches"--faced intense pressure and obstacles both in the sky and on the ground. Some of these young women perished in flames. Many of them were in their teens when they went to war. This is the story of Raskova's three regiments, women who enlisted and were deployed on the front lines of battle as navigators, pilots, and mechanics. It is the story of a thousand young women who wanted to take flight to defend their country, and the woman who brought them together in the sky. Packed with black-and-white photographs, fascinating sidebars, and thoroughly researched details, A Thousand Sisters is the inspiring true story of a group of women who set out to change the world, and the sisterhood they formed even amid the destruction of war.

Pirate queen : the legend of Grace O'Malley by Tony Lee

When Ireland suffers under the rule of Henry VIII, Grace O'Malley takes to the seas after her husband's murder and gains a reputation as the Pirate Queen of Ireland and confronts Queen Elizabeth I.

Votes for women! : American suffragists and the battle for the ballot by Winifred Conkling

Relates the story of the 19th Amendment and the nearly eighty-year fight for voting rights for women, covering not only the suffragists' achievements and politics, but also the private journeys that led them to become women's champions.

Coco Chanel : pearls, perfume, and the little black dress by Susan Goldman Rubin

"Award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin introduces readers to the most well-known fashion designer in the world, Coco Chanel. Beginning with the difficult years Chanel spent in an orphanage, Goldman Rubin traces Coco's development as a designer and demonstrates how her determination to be independent helped her gain worldwide recognition. Coco Chanel focuses on the obstacles Chanel faced as a financially independent woman in an era when women were expected to marry; as well as her fierce competition with the Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli; and some of her most memorable firsts for the fashion industry, including the little black dress, the quilted purse with gold chain, and the perfume Chanel No. 5. The book includes a bibliography, a list of where to see her work, and an index."--Provided by publisher.

The factory girls : a kaleidoscopic account of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire by Christine Seifert

Examines the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire through the stories of five women who lost their lives that day.

Hidden human computers : the black women of NASA by Sue Bradford Edwards

Tells the story of the African American women who worked as mathematicians at NASA and proved invaluable to the American effort during the space race.

Behind rebel lines : The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy by Seymour Reit

Recounts the story of the Canadian woman who disguised herself as a man and slipped behind Confederate lines to spy for the Union army
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