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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 »

Anything But Ordinary Addie

              Anything but Ordinary Addie: The True Story of Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic┬áby Mara Rockliff ; illustrated by Iacopo Bruno Traces the story of dancer-turned-magician Adelaide Herrmann, placing her achievements against a backdrop of period conventions about women in the arts and her determination to continue her work after the death of her ... Read More »


              Bloom by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by David Small When the glass kingdom begins cracking, the king and queen fail in their quest to get help from the fairy Bloom, who can work great magic but was banished because of her muddy boots and messiness, so they send Genevieve, an ordinary girl who ... Read More »

Ladies of Liberty

              Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation by Cokie Roberts; illustrated by Diane Goode Shares the stories of remarkable women who shaped American history between 1796 and 1828, including Dolley Madison, Theodosia Burr, and Sacajawea. Read More »