Women's Biography Resources
located in the Curriculum Lab
Flowers, Pam. ALONE ACROSS
THE ARCTIC: ONE WOMAN'S EPIC JOURNEY BY DOG TEAM.
Tells the gripping adventure story of Pam Flower's solo trip across the
North American artic coast with her eight sled dogs.c2001.
Hovde, Jane. JANE ADDAMS.
This book tells the story of her life and achievement in her career and
her role in such important events as the founding of Hull-House-one of the
first social settlements in the United States. c1989.
Johnston, Norma. LOUISA
MAY: THE WORLD AND WORKS OF LOUISA MAY ALCOTT.
A biography of Louisa May Alcott that traces the influence of her family
life on her works. c1991.
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Freedman, Russell. THE VOICE THAT CHALLENGED A NATION: MARIAN ANDERSON AND THE STRUGGLE FOR EQUAL RIGHTS. c2004.
McKissack, Pat. MARIAN
ANDERSON : A GREAT SINGER.
Tells the story of the African-American singer who struggled against
prejudice to become one of the great opera performers of the century.
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Ryan, Pam Munoz. WHEN MARIAN SANG: THE TRUE RECITAL OF MARIAN ANDERSON: THE VOICE OF A CENTURY. An introduction t the life f Marian Anderson, extraordinary singer and civil rights activist, who was the first African American to perform at the metropolitan Opera, whose life and career encouraged social change. c2002.
Angelou, Maya. I KNOW WHY
THE CAGED BIRD SINGS.
Young Maya leads a precarious existence in racist, Depression-era
Arkansas, where she is shuttled between her grandmother's and mother's
house. She endures to share her realization in her valedictory address:
"In order to lift your voice, you have to lift your head.",c1969
Levin, Pamela. SUSAN B. ANTHONY.
Susan B. Anthony was one of America's greatest crusaders for social
justice. Her greatest victory came in 1920 when the 19th
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution finally gave American women the right
Haskins, James, 1941-
CORAZON AQUINO: LEADER OF THE PHILIPPINES.
Traces the life of the woman who won election as the first woman president
of the Philippines in 1986. c1988.
OKSANA: MY OWN STORY.
Here is the incredible story of Oksana Baiul, a real life fairy-tale of
how a young girl triumphed over tragedy to become the youngest Olympic
figure skating champion since Sonji Henie in 1928. c1997.
Kline, Nancy. ELIZABETH
BLACKWELL: A DOCTOR'S TRIUMPH.
Describes the personal life and achievements of the woman credited with
being the first woman physician in the United States. c1997.
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Christensen, Bonnie. THE DARING NELLIE BLY: AMERICAN'S STAR REPORTER. Introduces the life of Nellie Bly who, as a 'stunt reporter' for the New York World newspaper in the late 1800s, championed women's rights and traveled around the world faster than anyone ever had. c2003.
Fredeen, Charles. NELLIE
BLY : DAREDEVIL REPORTER.
A biography of the woman who helped pioneer "stunt" reporting at the turn
of the century.c2000.
Myers, Walter Dean. AT HER
MAJESTY'S REQUEST: AN AFRICAN PRINCESS IN VICTORIAN ENGLAND.
Biography of the African princess saved from execution and taken to
England where Queen Victoria oversaw her upbringing and where she lived
for a time before marrying an African missionary. c1999.
Wheaton, Elizabeth. MYRA
BRADWELL, FIRST WOMAN LAWYER. Recounts the life of Myra Bradwell, the
nineteenth-century activist, newspaper publisher, businesswoman, and
Buck, Pearl S. THE CHILD
WHO NEVER GREW. Newly
updated, this classic in disability literature by the Nobel and Pulitzer
prize-winning author broke a national taboo when it was originally
published in 1950. An inspiring account of her struggle to help and
understand her daughter with mental retardation was perhaps the first
disclosure of its kind by a public figure. c1992.
Roop, Peter. KEEP THE
LIGHTS BURNING, ABBIE. In
the winter of 1856, a storm delays the lighthouse keeper's return to an
island off the coast of Maine, and his daughter Abbie must keep the lights
burning by herself. c1985.
Wadsworth, Ginger. SUSAN
BUTCHER, SLED DOG RACER.
The 1990 champion of the Trail Sled Dog Race, traveled more than 1,000
mile across southern Alaska – braving sub-zero temperatures, treacherous
mountain passes, and biting wounds. c1994.
Faber, Doris. CALAMITY
JANE: HER LIFE AND HER LEGEND.
Examines the life of the Wild West heroine who was transformed into a
legendary figure in the public mind. c1992.
Jezer, Marty. RACHEL
A biography of the marine biologist and author whose writings
stressed the interrelation of all living things and the dependence of
human welfare on natural processes. c1988.
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Tremblay, E.A. RACHEL CARSON: AUTHOR/ECOLOGIST. A biography of the biologist who helped initiate the environmental movement. c2003.
Butts, Ellen. MAY CHINN:
THE BEST MEDICINE. In the
1920s, May Chinn struggled against the odds to become one of the first
African American doctors in the U.S. This book follows her life from
childhood in New York City through 50 years as a researcher and doctor,
allowing readers to appreciate her accomplishments in the world of
SHIRLEY CHISHOLM; A BIOGRAPHY.
A biography of the New York politician who was the first black woman to be
elected to the United States Congress. 
Malone, Mary. CONNIE
CHUNG: BROADCAST JOURNALIST.
A detailed, informative, and readable chronicle of this resourceful,
tenacious, and popular Chinese-American and her career in television
news-casting. Little of her personal life is revealed, but the book
explains her coverage of McGovern's presidential campaign and Watergate,
as well as discussing the development of television news. c1992.
Brooks, Polly Schoyer.
CLEOPATRA: GODDESS OF EGYPT, ENEMY OF ROME.
Although characterized by the Romans as a wicked, lustful manipulator,
Cleopatra was an educated, powerful, and influential woman. Brooks
occasionally seems to defend Cleopatra too much, but the book is
nevertheless a well-researched and well-written biography that helps put
the subject's life and times in perspective. c1995.
A biography of the Egyptian queen who gained and maintained power
over her kingdom through her alliance with Julius Caesar and later Marc
Borden, Louise. FLY HIGH!:
THE STORY OF BESSIE COLEMAN.
Discusses the life of the determined African American woman who went all
the way to France in order to earn her pilot's license in 1921. c2001.
Fisher, Lillian M. BRAVE
BESSIE: FLYING FREE. A
competent biography of Bessie Colman, who in 1921 became the first black
female licensed pilot in the world. Born into poverty to a part-Cherokee
father and a black mother, Colman overcame remarkable obstacles in her
desire to become a pilot and a successful businesswoman.
Hart, Philip S. UP IN THE
AIR: THE STORY OF BESSIE COLEMAN.
Presents the story of Bessie Coleman, an American, who in 1920 traveled to
France to become the first black woman to earn a pilot's license. c1996.
Lucas, Eileen. PRUDENCE
CRANDALL: TEACHER FOR EQUAL RIGHTS.
Prudence believed that all children deserved an education. So she closed
the school for white girls and opened one for black young ladies. The
townspeople were furious. Prudence would have to fight to keep her school
Parker, Steve. MARIE CURIE
AND RADIUM. Details the
life and work of Marie Curie from early childhood to the discovery of
radium and her two Nobel Prizes. c1995.
Lucas, Eileen. ELIZABETH
DOLE: A LEADER IN WASHINGTON. Children discover both the public and
private personae of one of America's best-known women. The text,
accompanied by mostly full-color photographs, gives readers up-to-date
information on Dole's many accomplishments and defeats.
Morrison, Dorothy N.
LADIES WERE NOT EXPECTED: ABIGAIL SCOTT DUNIWAY AND WOMEN'S RIGHTS.
A biography of the leader of the women's suffrage movement in
Pearce, Carol A. AMELIA
Traces the life of the pilot who, among other achievements, became
the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
Kaplan, Zoe Coralnik.
ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE. A
biography of the wife of Louis VII of France, who divorced him to marry
Henry II of England, after which strife ensued between the two countries
which lasted some 400 years. c1987.
Bush, Catherine, editor.
ELIZABETH I. A biography of the Tudor Queen whose strong sense of
responsibility to her subjects made her a much loved ruler during the
forty-five years of her reign. c1988.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II.
Explores the life of the present British queen, discussing her royal
upbringing, the job she inherited, her popularity, commitment to the
Commonwealth, and highly publicized family. c1993.
Thomas, Jane Resh. BEHIND
THE MASK: THE LIFE OF QUEEN ELIZABETH I. This biography describes the
opulent but cruel childhood that shaped the woman Elizabeth became and
details her triumphant reign, as well as the unrelenting forces that
opposed her. Exploring the answers to some of history's most persistent
and intriguing questions, Jane Resh Thomas has created a compelling
account of Elizabeth's life that shatters the myths surrounding her and
allows readers an unprecedented view of the queen as a human being. c1998.
Siegel, Beatrice. MARIAN
WRIGHT EDELMAN: THE MAKING OF A CRUSADER.
Beginning with a discussion of Edelman's childhood influences and ending
with a catalog of her accomplishments and goals, the biography examines
her lifelong championship of children's causes. c 1995.
Lyons, Mary E. PAINTING
DREAMS: MINNIE EVANS, VISIONARY ARTIST.
A biography of the North Carolina painter whose art had its origins in her
religious visions and the African traditions of her slave ancestors.
Miller, Robert H. THE
STORY OF STAGECOACH MARY FIELDS.
Packing a six-shooter in her belt and a cigar between her teeth, Mary
Fields was the first African-American woman to carry the U.S. mail. Born a
slave, she headed west to Montana in the late 1890s and later drove a
postal stagecoach through the treacherous badlands. c1995.
Green, Phyllis A. ANNE
FRANK: THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL BY ANNE FRANK: TEACHER GUIDE.
Suggests activities to be used in the classroom to accompany the reading
of Anne Frank: the diary of a young girl. c1994.
Roberts, Jack L. RUTH
BADER GINSBURG: SUPREME COURT JUSTICE.
The life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to become a Supreme
Court Justice in U.S. history emphasizing Ginsburg's work to end
discrimination against women under the law. c1994.
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Asirvatham, Sandy. KATHARINE GRAHAM. The life of the woman who was publisher and later chairperson and CEO of the Washington Post Company, and who in 1997 received the Pulitzer Prize for biography. c2001.
Olney, Ross Rober. JANET
GUTHRIE, FIRST WOMAN AT INDY.
A biography of the first woman ever to attempt to race at the Indianapolis
Motor Speedway. c1978.
An illustrated biography of the well-known actress of stage and
Billings, Charlene W.
GRACE HOPPER: NAVY ADMIRAL AND COMPUTER PIONEER.
Traces the life of the scientist who, as well as having a distinguished
career in the Navy, was a pioneer contributor to computer science and is
known as the grandmother of the computer age. c1989.
Whitelaw, Nancy. GRACE
HOPPER: PROGRAMMING PIONEER.
Presents the life and career of the admiral who was also "the grandmother
of the computer age." c1995.
Morrow, Mary Frances.
Recounts the life story of the influential Paiute woman who fought for
justice and a better life for her people.
Gourse, Leslie. MAHALIA
JACKSON: QUEEN OF GOSPEL SONG.
Traces the rise of the famous gospel singer from her early youth in New
Orleans to her Chicago-based musical career.
Hodges, Margaret. JOAN OF
ARC: THE LILY MAID. A
biography of the fifteenth-century peasant girl who led a French army to
victory against the English, witnessed the crowning of King Charles VII,
and was later burned at the stake for witchcraft. c1999.
Stanley, Diane. JOAN OF
A biography of the fifteenth-century peasant girl who led a French
army to victory against the English and was burned at the stake for
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Green, Michelle Y. A STRONG RIGHT ARM: THE STORY OF MAMIE "PEANUT" JOHNSON. Fueled by the passion for the game and bouyed by the inspiration of Jackie Robinson, Mamie Johnson is determined to be a professional baseball pitcher. c2002.
Josephson, Judith Pinkerton.
MOTHER JONES: FIERCE FIGHTER FOR WORKERS' RIGHTS.
A biography of Mary Harris Jones, the union organizer who worked
tirelessly for the rights of workers. c1997.
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Kraft, Betsy Harvey. MOTHER JONES: ONE WOMAN'S FIGHT FOR LABOR. "Pray for the dead but fight like hell for the living." was the rallying cry that made Mother Jones one of the most famous union organizers and rabble-rousers. This highly engaging biography charts the life and work of one of the U.S.'s most important and captivating political figures. c1995.
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Rutledge, Rachel. MARION JONES: FAST AND FEARLESS. She has been called "the next great sports superstar." She's a world champion sprinter and an NCAA-champion basketball player. At sixteen, she made the U.S. Olympic team, and Nike created a shoe for her. c2000.
Examines the life and career of the black woman from Texas who
became a prominent political figure. c1996.
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Martinez, Elizabeth Coonrod.
SORJUANA, A "TRAILBLAZING" THINKER.
A biography of the seventeenth-century Mexican nun who not only wrote
poetry and plays and conducted botanical studies but was world famous for
her knowledge of many subjects. c1994.
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Mora, Pat. A LIBRARY FOR JUANA: THE WORLD OF SOR JUANA INES. A biography of the seventeenth-century Mexican poet, learned in many subjects, who became a num later in life. c2000.
Stanley, Fay. THE LAST
PRINCESS: THE STORY OF PRINCESS KAIULANI OF HAWAII.
Recounts the story of Hawaii's last heir to the throne, who was
denied her right to rule when the monarchy was abolished. c1991.
Dash, Joan. THE WORLD AT
HER FINGERTIPS: THE STORY OF HELEN KELLER.
Helen Keller has always been a shining example of courage in the face of
unbelievable adversity. This lively biography goes beyond Helen¹s youth
and learning process and includes many fascinating details of her later
life, including her college years and involvement with politics. c2001
Ford, Carin T. HELEN
KELLER: LIGHTING THE WAY FOR THE BLIND AND DEAF.
Discusses the life and accomplishments of Helen Keller, who was
left blind and deaf by illness at a young age, overcame these handicaps,
and spent the rest of her life working to improve conditions for other
handicapped people. c2001.
Lawlor, Laurie. HELEN
KELLER: REBELLIOUS SPIRIT. This compelling biography, reveals a
lesser-known Helen Keller – a high-spirited, opinionated, and defiant
rebel. Describing her fun-loving nature, little known romance, her
sometimes audacious pursuits, and her trials with her teacher, family, and
the public, this book sheds new light on a woman many know only as a n
Goldstein, Margaret J.
JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE: SUPERWOMAN.
Chronicles the life of the track and field star who has had medal-winning
performances in three Olympics.
Henry, Sondra. CORETTA
SCOTT KING: KEEPER OF THE DREAM.
Traces the life and accomplishments of the civil rights leader and widow
of Dr. Martin Luther King. c1992.
Meltzer, Milton. DOROTHEA
LANGE: LIFE THROUGH THE CAMERA.
A biography of Dorothea Lange, whose photographs of migrant workers and
rural poverty helped bring about important social reforms. c1985.
Greenberg, Doreen. A DRIVE
TO WIN: THE STORY OF NANCY LIEBERMAN-CLINE. Nancy Lieberman-Cline's
story of passion for sport and an intense drive to be the best. At a
time when it was unusual for a woman to choose to become a competitive
athlete, Nancy broke thgouth the barriers to completely change the game of
Wade, Mary Dodson. ADA
BYRON LOVELACE: THE LADY AND THE COMPUTER. Daughter of Lord Byron, the
famous poet, Ada wrote the world's first computer program. c1994.
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Lowry, Lois. LOOKING BACK: A BOOK OF MEMORIES. Using family photographs and quotes from her books, the author provides glimpses into her life. [200.]
Amstel, Marsha. SYBIL
LUDINGTON'S MIDNIGHT RIDE.
The story of Sybil Ludington's ride on horseback to rouse American
soldiers to fight against the British who were attacking Danbury,
Connecticut during the American Revolution. c2000.
Billings, Charlene W.
Describes the "life before stardom" and selection of a New
Hampshire teacher as the first private citizen to go into space, her
training as an astronaut, and the shuttlecraft disaster that ended her
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Tracy, Katheleen. BARBARA McCLINTOCK: PIONEERING GENETICIST. Presents the life and career of the geneticist who in 1983 was awarded the Nobel Prize for her study of maize cells. c2002.
Meltzer, Milton. WINNIE
MANDELA: THE SOUL OF SOUTH AFRICA.
With an emphasis on her early years, covers the life of the South African
woman who married a prominent fighter for racial equality in South Africa
and later became a leader in her own right. c1986.
Rand, Jacki Thompson.
Describes the life of the first woman to be elected Principal Chief of the
Oklahoma Cherokees. c1993.
Examines the life of the lawyer who has won many landmark civil rights
Rice, Edward. MARGARET
MEAD: A PORTRAIT. A
biography of Margaret Mead as seen through her work. c1979.
Barron, Rachel. LISE
MEITNER: DISCOVERER OF NUCLEAR FISSION.
A biography of the Austrian scientist whose discoveries in nuclear
physics played a major part in developing atomic energy. c2000.
Brill, Marlene Targ.
JOURNEY FOR PEACE: THE STORY OF RIGOBERTA MENCHU.
In 1992, Rigoberta Menchu won the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to
help Mayans and native people everywhere, but here fight for justice still
continues today. c1996.
Pringle, Laurence P.
JACKAL WOMAN: EXPLORING THE WORLD OF
JACKALS. A photographic account of the work of Patricia Moehlman, a
wildlife biologist who specializes in the study of jackals. c1993.
Greenberg, Doreen L. SWORD
OF A CHAMPION: THE STORY OF SHARON MONPLAISIR.
This series is unprecedented in its concept of offering real
stories of new heroes to young girls.c2000.
Century, Douglas. TONI
Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993, Toni Morrison is
among our most distinguished contemporary novelists. Morrison describes
herself as a "black woman novelist," and all her novels deal with African
American characters and communities. c1994.
Haskins, James. TONI
MORRISON: THE MAGIC OF WORDS.
This photo-essay is written at a much lower reading level and for a much
younger audience than Morrison's novels. But Haskins writes without
condescension, and he includes fascinating information in a clear, direct
style with short sentences, lots of black-and-white photographs, and
personal quotes from Morrison herself about her life and work. c2001.
Armstrong, William Howard.
BAREFOOT IN THE GRASS: THE STORY OF GRANDMA MOSES.
The life of the artist who began her prolific career at the age of
Gorrell, Gena K HEART AND
SOUL : THE STORY OF FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE.
Drawing on photographs, historical sources, and Florence Nightingale's own
abundant notes and letters, Gorrell brings to life one of history's
greatest figures c2000.
Dadey, Debbie. SHOOTING
STAR: ANNIE OAKLEY, THE LEGEND.
An exaggerated account of the life and exploits of the sharp-shooting
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Macy, sue. BULLS-EYE: A PHOTOBIOGRAPHY OF ANNIE OAKLEY. A compelling story of Annie Oakley, both fact and myth, is presented through fascinating test, extraordinary historical photographys, and quoates from Annie herself. c2001.
Macy, Sue. BULLS-EYE: A
PHOTOBIOGRAPHY OF ANNIE OAKLEY.
A compelling story of Annie Oakley, both fact and myth, is presented
through fascinating text, extraordinary historical photographs, and quotes
from Annie herself. c2001.
Nicholson, Lois. GEORGIA
The importance of biography series deals with individuals who have
made a unique contribution to history. c1995.
Shuman, R. Baird . THE
Examines the life and work of the artist Georgia O'Keeffe, with an
emphasis on the factors influencing her art. c1993.
Parks, Rosa. I AM ROSA
The black woman whose acts of civil disobedience led to the
1956Supreme Court order to desegregate buses in Montgomery, Alabama,
explains what she did and why. c1997.
Parks, Rosa. ROSA PARKS:
With quiet dignity, this remarkably brave woman from Montgomery, Alabama,
describes her upbringing, her early involvement with the NAACP, and the
pivotal events of December 1955, when she was arrested for sitting at the
front of the bus. Parks's life encompasses the civil-rights movements from
the forties to the sixties. c1992.
Ferris, Jeri. NATIVE
AMERICAN DOCTOR: THE STORY OF SUSAN LAFLESCHE PICOTTE.
A biography of the young Omaha Indian woman who became the first
Native American woman to graduate from medical school. c1991.
Gleiter, Jan. MOLLY
The life of the woman who became a Revolutionary heroine when she
carried water to the soldiers at the Battle of Monmouth in 1778. c1991.
A simple biography of the proud Indian princess who saved the life of John
Smith, married an Englishman, and went to England where she met the Queen.
Gleiter, Jan. POCAHONTAS.
A biography of the Powhatan Indian woman who befriended the English
settlers at Jamestown, Virginia, and helped maintain peace between her
tribe and the colonists. c1991.
POCAHONTAS. Life story of Pocahontas.
Meachum, Virginia. JANET
RENO: UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL. This is a biography of the first
woman attorney general of the United States. From her childhood near the
Florida Everglades through her years at Harvard Law School, to the
present, Reno's accomplishments are numerous. c1995.
Cook, Blanche Wiesen.
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: THE DEFINING YEARS. In this second volume of her outstanding
biography, Cook continues her feminist celebration of Eleanor Roosevelt as
the woman who was the conscience of both her husband and country in these
seminal years. These are the years that vindicate Mrs. Roosevelt's
activism (by 1938 she was more popular than FDR) but also mark the further
deterioration of their marriage as she became increasingly isolated from
the president and his inner circle.c1993.
Cooney, Barbara. ELEANOR:
STORY AND PICTURES BY BARBARA COONEY.
Presents the childhood of Eleanor Roosevelt, who married a president of
the United States and became known as a great humanitarian. c1996.
Freedman, Russell. ELEANOR
ROOSEVELT: A LIFE OF DISCOVERY.
A photobiography of the first wife of a president to have a public life
and career of her own. c1993.
McAuley, Karen. ELEANOR
Follows the life of Eleanor Roosevelt, from her early life to her
marriage, years in the White House, and beyond. c1986.
Haskins, James. DIANA
ROSS: STAR SUPREME. A
biography emphasizing the early years of Diana Ross, who overcame poverty
and discrimination to become a famous singer. c1985.
Krull, Kathleen. WILMA
UNLIMITED: HOW WILMA RUDOLPH BECAME THE WORLD'S FASTEST WOMAN. A
biography of the African-American woman who overcame crippling polio as a
child to become the first woman to win three gold medals in track in a
single Olympics. c1996.
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Schraff, Anne E. WILMA RUDOLPH: THE GREATEST WOMAN SPRINTER IN HISTORY. Profiles Wilma Rudolph, who overcame childhood polio to become an Olympic medal-winning runner. c2004.
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Rylant, Cynthia. BUT I'LL BE BACK AGAIN: AN ALBUM. The author relates her experiences growing up in a small West virginia town. c1989.
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Erdrich, Liselotte. SACAGAWEA. A biography of the Shoshone girl, Sacagawea, from age eleven when she was kidnapped by the Hitdatsa to the end of her journey with Lewis and Clark. In addition, there is speculation about her later life. c2003.
Gleiter, Jan. SACAGAWEA.
Traces the life of the Shoshoni Indian girl who was stolen from her
tribe at the age of twelve, sold to a French trapper, and served as a
guide in the Lewis and Clark expedition. c1991.
Sanford, William R.
SACAGAWEA: NATIVE AMERICAN HERO.
Profiles the life of the young Shoshoni woman Sacagawea, who served as an
interpreter and guide for the Lewis and Clark expedition at the beginning
of the nineteenth century. c1997.
Olney, Ross Robert. LYN
ST. JAMES: DRIVEN TO BE FIRST.
A biography of the race car driver who, in 1992, became the second woman
ever to participate in the Indianapolis 500 and the first ever to be named
Rookie of the Year in that race. c1997.
Bachrach, Deborah. THE
IMPORTANCE OF MARGARET SANGER.
A biography of the woman who sacrified her personal life and health to
pioneer safe and legal birth control in the United States and abroad.
Allman, Barbara. HER PIANO
SANG: A STORY ABOUT CLARA SCHUMANN.
Tells the story of the German pianist and composer who made her
professional debut at age nine and who devoted her life to music and to
her husband. c1997.
Cummins, Julie. TOMBOY OF
THE AIR: DAREDEVIL PILOT BLANCHE STUART SCOTT. An engaging biography
that celebrates an aviation pioneer whose spunky, courageous personality
helped her successor's dreams take flight. c2001.
ELIZABETH CADY STANTON AND WOMEN'S LIBERTY.
A biography of one of the first leaders of the women's rights movement,
whose work led to the adoption of the nineteenth amendment that ensured
women's right to vote. c1992.
Fritz, Jean. YOU WANT
WOMEN TO VOTE, LIZZIE STANTON? And though she didn't live long enough to see women get to
vote, her name is forever associated with the fight for women sufferage.
Gleiter, Jan. ELIZABETH
A biography of one of the first leaders of the women's rights
movement, whose work led to the adoption of the nineteenth
amendment--women's right to vote. c1991
ELIZABETH CADY STANTON: THE RIGHT IS OURS.
A biography of one of the first leaders of the women's rights movement,
whose work led to women's right to vote. c2001.
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Wheaton, Elizabeth. MS: THE STORY OF GLORIA STEINEM. A biography of the feminist writer and activist, founder of Ms. Magazine and the Ms. Foundation, and her impact on the women's movement. c2002.
Fritz, Jean. HARRIET BEECHER STOWE AND THE BEECHER PREACHERS.
Harriet Beecher Stowe grew up in a family in which her seven brothers were
expected to be successful preachers and the four girls were never to speak
in public. But slavery made Harriet so angry she couldn't keep quiet.
Although she used a pen rather than her voice to convince people of the
evils of slavery, she became more famous than any of her brothers. She
firmly believed that words could make change, and by writing Uncle Tom's
Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe hastened the Civil War and changed the course
of America history.
Gelletly, LeeAnne. HARRIET
BEECHER STOWE: AUTHOR OF UNCLE TOM'S CABIN.
Jakoubek, Robert E.
HARRIET BEECHER STOWE. A
biography of the author famous for the antislavery novel,"Uncle Tom's
Cabin," but who wrote other works presenting a clear picture of
nineteenth-century New England. c1989.
Clucas, Joan Graff. MOTHER
A biography of the founder of the Missionary Sisters and Brothers
of Charity, known for her work with the destitute and dying in Calcutta
and other places and who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. c1988.
Rice, Tanya. MOTHER THERESA: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MOTHER TERESA.
A biography of the nun who founded the order known as "The
Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity" to work with the sick and
destitute in Calcutta and other places and who was awarded the Nobel Peace
Prize in 1979. c1997.
McKissack, Pat. SOJOURNER
TRUTH: AIN'T I A WOMAN?
A biography of the former slave who became well-known as an abolitionist
and advocate of women's rights. c1992.
McClard, Megan. HARRIET
TUBMAN: SLAVERY AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD.
A biography of the courageous woman who rose from slave beginnings
to become a heroic figure in the Underground Railroad. c1991.
Schraff, Anne E. HARRIET
TUBMAN: MOSES OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD. Sorting myth from truth in
this remarkable tale of courage and heroism, Anee Schraff breathes new
life into the story of the most famous “conductor” on the Underground
Schroeder, Alan. MINTY: A
STORY OF YOUNG HARRIET TUBMAN.
Young Harriet Tubman, whose childhood name was Minty, dreams of escaping
slavery on the Brodas plantation in the late 1820s. c1996.
Busnar, Gene. THE PICTURE LIFE
OF TINA TURNER. Discusses
the life, career, and accomplishments of the veteran rock singer who has
been performing since the late 1950s and is enjoying a revival in
Shearman, Deirdre. QUEEN
A biography of the nineteenth-century queen who ruled Britain
longer than any other monarch. c1986.
Freedman, Suzanne. IDA B.
WELLS-BARNETT AND THE ANTILYNCHING CRUSADE.
Traces the life of the journalist, focusing on her lifelong fight to stop
lynching and to bring the nation's attention to the injustices suffered by
Richmond, M. A. PHILLIS
Traces the life of the black American poet who was born in Africa,
brought over to New England as a slave, and published her first poem while
still a teenager. , c1988.
Anderson, William. PIONEER
GIRL: THE STORY OF LAURA INGALLS WILDER.
Recounts the life story of the author of the "Little House" books, from
her childhood in Wisconsin to her old age at Rocky Ridge Farm. c1998.
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Anderson, William. PRAIRIE GIRL: THE LIFE OF LAURA INGALLS WILDER. A biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the "Little House" books, from her Wisconsin childhood until her death at the age of ninety. c2004.
Wadsworth, Ginger. LAURA
INGALLS WILDER: STORYTELLER OF THE PRAIRIE.
Tells the life story of the author of the "Little House" books from her
childhood in Wisconsin to her death at Rocky Ridge Farm at the age of
Wallner, Alexandra. LAURA
INGALLS WILDER. A
biography of the well-known author of "The Little House on the Prairie,"
describing the pioneer experiences that provided the basis for much of her
Woods, Mae. LAURA INGALLS
WILDER. Recounts the life story of the author of the "Little House"
books, from her childhood in Wisconsin to her old age at Rocky Ridge Farm.
Stewart, Mark. VENUS &
SERENA WILLIAMS : SISTERS IN ARMS. Describes the lives of the two
African-American sisters who stunned the professional tennis world with
their rapid rise to the top. c2000.
Brody, Miriam. MARY
WOLLSTONECRAFT: MOTHER OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS.
Describes the life of Mary Wollstonecraft, the first great English
feminist, founder of a school in London, and author of the first great
argument for the education of women. c2000.
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Krull, Kathleen. A WOMAN FOR PRESIDENT: THE STORY OF VICTORIA WOODHULL. Virginia Woodhull was the first woman to own a newspaper, the first woman to have a seat on the Stock Exchange, the first woman to speak before Congress and the first woman to run for President of the United States. c2004.
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Maurer, Richard. THE WRIGHT SISTER: KATHARINE WRIGHT AND HER FAMOUS BROTHERS. Presents a brief biography of the sister of Orville and Wilbur Wright. c2003.
Anthony, Carl Sferrazza.
AMERICA'S MOST INFLUENTIAL FIRST LADIES.
Examines the contributions and accomplishments of eleven presidential
wives: Dolley Madison, Mary Lincoln, Nellie Taft, Florence Harding,
Eleanor Roosevelt, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Betty
Ford, Rosalynn Carter, and Nancy Reagan. c1992.
Crawford, Deborah. FOUR
WOMEN IN A VIOLENT TIME: ANNE HUTCHINSON (1591-1643) MARY DYER
DEBORAH MOODY (1600-1659) PENELOPE STOUT (1622-1732).Traces the lives
of four women who struggled for civil rights and justice in
Currie, Stephen. WOMEN
INVENTORS. Primary and secondary source quotes enliven the text. Also
includes comprehensive bibliographies for further research. c2001.
Davis, Michael D. BLACK
AMERICAN WOMEN IN OLYMPIC TRACK AND FIELD: A COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED
REFERENCE. This comprehensive reference work details the
accomplishments of over 90 African-American women in Olympic track and
field. They overcame racism, sexism and often, abject poverty to compete
and frequently to set world records and win Olympic medals. c1992.
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Jeffrey, Laura S. GREAT AMERICAN BUSINESSWOMEN. Profiles the lives of ten women who became leaders in business and industry, including entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker, publisher Katharine Graham, presidential advisor Alice Rivlin, and financial analyst Elaine Garzarelli. c1996
Jones, Hettie.  BIG STAR FALLIN' MAMA: FIVE WOMEN IN BLACK
MUSIC. Portraits of five black women and the kind of music they sang
during a period of social change. Includes Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith,
Mahalia Jackson, Billie Holiday, and Aretha Franklin.
Big star fallin' mama; five women in Black music.c1974.
McCann, Michelle Roehm.
GIRLS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD 2: HEROINES FROM HARRIET TUBMAN TO MIA HAMM. Profiles young women from around the world who accomplished
great things while still teenagers, including Harriet Tubman, Florence
Nightengale, and Mia Hamm, and presents writings from
modern American girls describing how they plan to "rock the world."
Mayo, Edith. Editor.
THE SMITHSONIAN BOOK OF THE FIRST LADIES.
Part women's history, social history, and American history, this
reference book is important reading not just for young women, but for
anyone interested in the story of our country. c1996.
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Sullivan, Otha Richard. AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN SCIENTISTS AND INVENTORS. Part one: The Early Years. Ellen F. Eglin, Sara E. Goode, Miriam E. Benjamin--Part two: Into the New Century. Madame C.J. Walker, Annie Turnbo Malone, Roger Arliner Young Ph.D., Marjorie Steward Joyner Ph.D.--Part Three: Modern Times. Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner and Mildred Austin Smith, Bessie Blount Griffin, Jane Cook Wright M.D., Evelyn Boyd Granville Ph.D., Jewell Plummer Cobb Ph.D., Angela D. Ferguson M.D., Reatha Clark King Ph.D., Betty Wright Harris Ph.D., Patricia Bath M.D., Valerie Thomas, Shirley Ann Jackson Ph.D., Alexa Canady M.D., Sharon J. Barnes, Mae Jemison M.D., Ursula Burns, Aprille Joy Ericsson Jackson Ph.D., Danellia Gladden Green Ph.D., Chavonda J. Jacobs Young Ph.D. c2002.
Thimmesh, Catherine. GIRLS
THINK OF EVERYTHING: STORIES OF INGENIOUS INVENTIONS BY WOMEN.
Tells the story of how women throughout the ages have responded to
situations confronting them in daily life by inventing such items as
correction fluid, space helmets, and disposable diapers. c2000.
Vare, Ethlie Ann. WOMEN
INVENTORS & THEIR DISCOVERIES.
Surveys the lives and work of such innovative women as Grace Hopper,
Fannie Farmer, C. J. Walker, and Stephanie Kwolek. c1993.
Veglahn, Nancy. WOMEN
Profiles the lives and achievements of ten American women
scientists, including Annie Jump Cannon, Margaret Mead, and Rachel Carson.
Yount, Lisa. CONTEMPORARY
WOMEN SCIENTISTS. Author Yount has an engaging style which helps
illuminate the personalities of her subjects, as well as describing their
often complex research clearly and accurately. c1994.
Fannon, Cecilia. Fannon.
Capsule biographies of prominent women in such fields as politics,
science, religion, business, and literature. c1991.
Hansen, Joyce. WOMEN OF
HOPE: AFRICAN AMERICANS WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE.
Features photographs and biographies of thirteen African-American women,
including Maya Angelou, Ruby Dee, and Alice Walker. c1998.
Harrington, Denis J. TOP
10 WOMEN TENNIS PLAYERS.
All of the women tennis players in this book are superstars.
Each has left her mark on the game of tennis. Some are members of
the Hall of Fame, others are world champions. This book features ten of
the greatest women in the history of tennis. c1995.
HERSTORY: WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD. The 120 biographies collected
here are intended to be representative of the many women whose lives have
had an impact on the world. Women of all times, places, and professions
are treated. c1995.
Karnes, Frances A. GIRLS
& YOUNG WOMEN INVENTING: TWENTY TRUE STORIES ABOUT INVENTORS PLUS HOW YOU
CAN BE ONE YOURSELF.
Examines twenty young female inventors and their creations, from Jennifer
Donabar and her electric lock to Jeanie Low and her kiddie stool. c1995.
Keenan, Sheila. SCHOLASTIC
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES. Brief illustrated articles
profile significant women in American history, including Abigail Adams,
Molly Pitcher, and Nellie Bly. c1996.
American Women's Expedition to Antarctica (1992-1993).
FOUR TO THE POLE!: THE AMERICAN WOMEN'S EXPEDITION TO
On January 14, 1993, four women made history by becoming the first
women to reach the South Pole on foot.c2001.
Pinkney, Andrea Davis. LET
IT SHINE: STORIES OF BLACK WOMEN FREEDOM FIGHTERS. Tells the stories
of ten African-American women freedom fighters:
Sojourner Truth, Biddy Mason, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells-Barnett,
Mary McLeod Bethune, Ella Josephine Baker, Dorothy Irene Height, Rosa
Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer, Shirley Chisholm. c2000.
Schraff, Anne E. WOMEN OF PEACE: NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNERS. Since
its inception in 1901, only nine women have been awarded the prestigious
Nobel Prize for Peace. Some
of these women were ordinary people and some were political leaders, but
each fought her own individual struggle in the pursuit of peace. c1994.
THOSE EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN OF WORLD WAR I. A we-written, well,
researched examination of the many roles played by women during the Civil
War, including well-integrated first-person accounts, excellent
photographs, and full-page spotlights on notable women throughout.c2001.
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Coleman, Penny. WHERE THE ACTION WAS: WOMEN WAR CORRESPONDENTS IN WORLD WAR II. With over 75 black and white photographs, Coleman presents a fascinating and authoritative text that celebrates these correspondents who covered the war against great odds and paved the way for women journalists of today. c2002.
Aten, Jerry. WOMEN IN
HISTORY WOMEN. Good Apple, 1986.
GREAT WOMEN LEADERS: POSTER SERIES.
Knowledge Unlimited, c1993.
15 posters + 1 teacher's guide. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Jane
Addams, Shirley Chisholm, Lucretia Mott, Jeanette Rankin, Margaret Sanger,
Mary Wollstonecraft, Bella Abzug, Susan B. Anthony, Mary McCleod
Bethune, Betty Friedan, Francis Perkins, Eleanor Roosevel, Gloria Steinem.
NOTABLE WOMEN PHOTO DISPLAY. [picture] set 1 National Women's History
Project, 1994, c1988. 24 photos: b&w Bille Jean King--Chien-Shiung
Wu--Clara Barton--Dolores Huerta--Eleanor Roosevelt--Ella Baker and Fannie
Lou Hamer—Georgia O'Keeffe--Harriet Tubman--Jane Addams--Jovita Idar—Maria
Tallchief--Marian Anderson--Mary Harris "Mother" Jones—Mary
McLeod Bethune--Queen Liliuokalani--Rachel Carson--Sarah
Winnemucca--Shirley Chisholm--Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
NOTABLE WOMEN PHOTO DISPLAY. [picture] set 2: National Women's History
Project, 1994, c1989.
24 photos : b&w Anne Hutchinson, Annie Wauneka, Beatrice Medicine, Buffy
Sainte-Marie, Dorothea Lange, Emma Tenayuca,
Frances Perkins, Gwendolyn Brooks, Kyung-Wha Chung,
Lalu Nathoy (Polly Bemis), [ Lola Rodriguez de Tio., Loretta
Velasquez, Lucretia Coffin Mot, Luisa Moreno,[Aten, Jerry.
20TH CENTURY AMERICAN WOMEN.
[picture]c1990. Presents brief biographies of fourteen American women,
each of whom has distinguished herself in a particular form of endeavor.
WOMEN OF HOPE: AFRICAN AMERICANS WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE. [picture]
Bread and Roses Cultural Project, c1994. 12 posters.
Posters show prominent African American women who made a
difference. Included is a study guide which gives more detailed
biographical information on each women.
Maya Angelou, Ella J. Baker, Alexa Canady, Septima P. Clark, Ruby Dee, The
Delany Sisters, Marian Wright Edelman, Fannie Lou Hamer, Mae C. Jemsion,
Toni Morrison, Alice Walker,
Ida B. Wells-Barnett.
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MARY CASSATT, IMPRESSIONIST FROM PHILADELPHIA. [videorecording] (30 min.) Home Vision, c1977. Focuses on the life and work of Impressionist painer Mary Cassatt.
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AGATHA CHRISTIE, HOW DID SHE DO IT? [videorecording[ (55 min.) Home Vision, c1986. This programs seeks clues to the elusive character of the writer, Agatha Christie, attempting to discover the secret of her appeal and the motivation behind her prodigious output.
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AMELIA EARHART. [videorecording] (57 min.) PBS Video, c1993. Chronicles the life of Amelia Earhart as a pioneer in aviation and the remarkable publciity machine that kept her constantly in the limelight. This film does not focus especially on her mysterious death, but on her life.
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HAWAII'S LAST QUEEN. [videorecording] (60 min.) PBS Video, c1997. "Hawaii's last queen tells the story of Lili'uokalani's life, her embattled reign as the queen of Hawaii, and the ultimate betrayal that led to the loss of her kingdom."
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BARBARA MCCLINTOCK: PIONEER OF MODERN GENETICS. [videorecording] (15 min.) Susburst Communications, c1990. An interview with Barbara McClintock and an overview of her life and her research in genetic coding.
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GEORGIA O'KEEFE [videorecording] (60 min.) Home Vision, c1977. Explores the life and work of Georgia O'Keeffe.
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ROSA PARKS: THE PATH TO FREEDOM. [videorecording] (20 min.) Filmakers Library [1996?] This documentary contain an overview of the events that took place in Mongomery, AL, Mrs. Park's arrest, the bus boycott, and the segregation laws that were finally overturned.
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EVITA: THE WOMAN BEHIND THE MYTH. [videorecording] (50 min.) A&E Television Network, c1996. To some, she was a hero; to others, she was a symbol of naked ambition. To the world, she remains a legend. In this remarkable program, rare photographs and films tell the story of Eva Duarte de Peron from her humble birth to her tragic death from cancer at age 33.
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ALICE WALKER. [videorecording] (60 min.) Lannan Foundation, c1989. Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award winning writer, reads poems and excerpts from her novels at the Los Angles theatre Center on Jan. (, 1989. Journalist Evelyn White interviews Walker at her home in Mendocino County, CA on June 22, 1989.
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WOMEN WHO DARE: EXPLORING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL ADVENTURE. [videorecording] (17 min.) Independent Means, Inc. c1998. Co-hosted by two young women, this presentation offers the basics of starting a business. Plus, stories of three unique role models open the doors to possibilities.
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WOMEN OF HOPE: LATINAS ABRIENDO CAMINO: 12 GROUND BREAKING LATINA WOMEN. [videorecording] (29 min.) Films for the Humanities, c1996. Uses interviews, news and archival film, music and literature to show prominent Hispanic American women (Latinas) who made a difference.
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FIRST LADIES [videorecording] (60 min) Eastmasn Kodak, c1989. Follow the fascinating story of how First Ladies from Martha Washington to Barbara Bush set the style for an entire country.
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ANNE FRANK REMEMBERED. [videorecording] (117 min.) Columbia TriStar Home Video, c1996. The video features vintage newsreels, photographs and even a rare home movie to look behond the celebrated pages of Anne's diary.
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MEMORIES OF ANNE FRANK. [videorecording] (52 min.) Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1999. In this program, filmed in the Frank's apartment and the building that housed the Opecta offices and the Franks' secret refuge, Miep Gies recounts her experiences: working for Otto Frank, bringing food to the fugitives, the expose of the hidden Jews and their protectors, the liberation of Amsterdam, Otto Frank's return from Auschwitz, and the publication of Anne's diary. Archival photographs and film footage depict life in wartime Holland, while Miep's recollections and excerpts from Anne's diary reveal the details of life in hiding and provide new insights into Anne's personality.
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QUEEN ELIZABETH II" 60 GLORIOUS YEARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II. [videorecording] (55 min.) MPI Home Video, c1986. A Portrait made in 1986 when Queen Elizabeth II became 60 and had reigned for over 30 years. A look at her life and the ceremonies which have marked special occasions, her travels in the course of her duties, and her relations with her children and their families.
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AMAZING GRACE, BLACK WOMEN IN SPORT. [videorecording] (24 min.) Sporting Good Manufactures Assoc., c1993. Featuring: Althea Gibson--Wilma Rudolph--Jackie Joyner-Kersee--Florence Griffith Joyner--Zina Garrison--Anita L. DeFrantz--Debi Thomas--Dominique Dawes--Windy Hilliard--Nikki Franke--Tina Solan-Green--Robin Roberts--Michelle Savdge Brown--Linda Greene--Alpha Alexander--Cassandra Jones.
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Salisbury, Joyce D. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WOMEN IN THE ANCIENT WORLD. c2001.
Created by Donna Wallach, March 2005