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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 »

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 »

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 »

Fancy party gowns

              Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Cole Lowe by Deborah Blumenthal; illustrated by Laura Freeman “As soon as Ann Cole Lowe could walk, her momma and grandma taught her to sew. When her mom died, Ann continued sewing dresses. It wasn’t easy, especially when she went to design school and ... Read More »