Basketball belles : how two teams and one scrappy player put women's hoops on the map
Raised on a cattle ranch, Agnes Morley was sent to Stanford University to learn to be a lady. Yet in no time she exchanged her breeches and spurs for bloomers and a basketball; and in April 1896 she made history. In a heart-pounding game against the University of California at Berkeley, Agnes led her team to victory in the first-ever intercollegiate women's basketball game, earning national attention and putting women's basketball on the map.
Brave girl : Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909
An engagingly illustrated account of immigrant Clara Lemlich's pivotal role in the influential 1909 women laborer's strike describes how she worked grueling hours to acquire an education and support her family before organizing a massive walkout to protest the unfair working conditions in New York's garment district.
Bulls-eye : a photobiography of Annie Oakley
Featuring historical photos and original quotes from Annie, a fascinating glimpse into the life of the legendary sharpshooter and heroine details how she triumphed over poverty and abuse to become one of the world's greatest performers who travelled with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West show and amazed audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Eleanor, quiet no more : the life of Eleanor Roosevelt
A biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, the most socially and politically active -- and controversial -- First Lady America had ever seen. Ambassador, activist, and champion of civil rights, Eleanor Roosevelt changed the soul of America forever. Includes selected quotes from Eleanor's own writings.
The extraordinary Suzy Wright : a colonial woman on the frontier
Complemented by full-color archival images, an introduction to the life of colonist, frontierswoman and Quaker Susanna Wright shares insights into the experiences of period women as well as her achievements as a legal activist and poet.
Georgia in Hawaii : when Georgia O'Keeffe painted what she pleased
A tribute to the iconic artist's resolve to paint according to the dictates of her heart relates how in 1939, artist Georgia O'Keeffe fell in love with the Hawaiian Islands while touring there and created nearly 20 sumptuous paintings depicting the beauty of its native elements while refusing to paint the commercial pictures of pineapples that her corporate sponsors wanted.
The girl from the tar paper school : Barbara Rose Johns and the advent of the civil rights movement
Describes the peaceful protest organized by teenager Barbara Rose Johns in order to secure a permanent building for her segregated high school in 1951 Virginia, and explains how her actions helped jumpstart and fuel the Civil Rights Movement.
Here come the Girl Scouts! : the amazing all-true story of Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low and her great adventure
A 100th anniversary tribute to the Girl Scouts founder describes how she rejected the conventions of Victorian culture and introduced her pioneer family's passion for service, adventure and independence to the girls of her time.
Hidden figures : the untold true story of four African-American women who helped launch our nation into space
Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them from their white counterparts despite their groundbreaking successes.
I am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban
Describes the life of a young Pakistani student who advocated for women's rights and education in the Taliban-controlled Swat Valley who survived an assassination attempt and became the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Let me play : the story of Title IX : the law that changed the future of girls in America
Explores the history, struggle, and passage of Title IX, the law that allowed girls the freedom to pursue sports of their choosing, and the effects this law has had on society since its inception, such as the increased enrollment of women in law schools and the development of one of the best soccer teams in the world today.
Rad women worldwide : artists and athletes, pirates and punks, and other revolutionaries who shaped history
In Rad Women Worldwide, writer Kate Schatz and artist Miriam Klein Stahl tell fresh, engaging, and inspiring tales of perseverance and radical success by pairing well researched and riveting biographies with powerful and expressive cut-paper portraits. Featuring an array of diverse figures from Hatshepsut (the great female king who ruled Egypt peacefully for two decades) and Malala Yousafzi (the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize) to Poly Styrene (legendary teenage punk and lead singer of X-Ray Spex) and Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft (polar explorers and the first women to cross Antarctica), this progressive and visually arresting book is a compelling addition to women's history"--
A woman in the House (and Senate) : how women came to the United States Congress, broke down barriers, and changed the country
A chronicle of women's contributions to politics in the United States traces the period between the women's suffrage movement and the 2012 election, and includes portraits of such luminaries as Hattie Caraway, Patsy Mink, and Shirley Chisholm.