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Finding Wonders

              Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science by┬áJeannine Atkins “A biographical novel in verse of three different girls in three different time periods who grew up to become groundbreaking scientists”– Provided by publisher.   Read More »

Audacity Jones To The Rescue

              Audacity Jones To the Rescue by Kirby Larson In 1910, Audacity Jones is an eleven-year-old orphan living a monotonous life at Miss Maisie’s School for Wayward Girls, and wondering why nothing exciting ever happens–but when the mysterious Commodore Crutchfield whisks her away to Washington D.C., she finds herself involved in a sinister and ... Read More »

Great Girls in Michigan History

              Great Girls in Michigan History by Patricia Majher Describes the early days of notable girls and women who were born or lived in Michigan, including Betty Boomer Ford, Civil War soldier Sarah Emma Edmonds, baseball player Marilyn Jenkins, and Diana Ross, and recounts their later lives.   Read More »

Motor Girls

              Motor Girls : How Women Took the Wheel and Drove Boldly Into the Twentieth Century by Sue Macy; foreword by Danica Patrick Presents the first generation of female motorists who drove cars for fun, profit, and to make a statement about the evolving role of women.   Read More »

Rad American women A-Z

              Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz; illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl Presents a collection of short biographies of notable American women representing each letter of the alphabet, from Angela Davis and Billie Jean King to Yuri Kochiyama and Zora Neale Hurston.   Read More »

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

              Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine by Laurie Wallmark ; illustrated by April Chu Offers an illustrated telling of the story of Ada Byron Lovelace, from her early creative fascination with mathematics and science and her devastating bout with measles, to the ground-breaking algorithm she wrote for Charles Babbage’s analytical engine.   Read More »

Cinnamon Moon

              Cinnamon Moon by Tess Hilmo Irish-immigrant siblings Ailis and Quinn lose everything in the 1871 Peshtigo Fire in Wisconsin. The orphaned pair move to Chicago where they begin building a new life in the face of discrimination against the Irish. When their new friend Nettie, a fellow orphan, goes missing they must solve ... Read More »

Elizabeth Started All the Trouble

          Elizabeth Started All the Trouble by Doreen Rappaport; illustrated by Matt Faulkner Elizabeth Cady Stanton couldn’t go to college, become a politician, or even vote. But she didn’t let that stop her. She called on women across the nation to stand together and demand to be treated as equal to men – and that included ... Read More »