Special Topics and Holidays

A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon

Shares the story of the pioneering African American mathematician, Katherine Johnson, who helped calculate America's first manned flight into space, its first manned orbit of Earth, and the world's first trip to the moon. 

A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon

Suzanne Slade
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 921 Johnson Sla)

Shares the story of the pioneering African American mathematician, Katherine Johnson, who helped calculate America's first manned flight into space, its first manned orbit of Earth, and the world's first trip to the moon. 

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Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women

An updated edition of the best-selling guide features seven new chapters that reflect today's diverse and increasingly technological world.

Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women

Catherine Thimmesh
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 609.2 Thi)

An updated edition of the best-selling guide features seven new chapters that reflect today's diverse and increasingly technological world.

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She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed the World

Profiles the lives of thirteen women who have left their mark on world history, including Caroline Herschel, Marie Curie, Mary Verghese, and Malala Yousafzai.

She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed the World

Chelsea Clinton
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 920 Cli)

Profiles the lives of thirteen women who have left their mark on world history, including Caroline Herschel, Marie Curie, Mary Verghese, and Malala Yousafzai.

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Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World

An ensemble of leading women picture book creators join together to promote education and celebrate the Women's March through tributes to 14 of history's young female revolutionaries, including Malala Yousafzai, Molly Williams and Nelly Bly. 

Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World

Susan Hood
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 305.4 Hoo)

An ensemble of leading women picture book creators join together to promote education and celebrate the Women's March through tributes to 14 of history's young female revolutionaries, including Malala Yousafzai, Molly Williams and Nelly Bly. 

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Rise: From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou

A biography of African American writer, performer, and activist Maya Angelou, who rose above a childhood of trauma and emotional pain to become one of the most inspiring voices of our lifetime. Includes afterword, author's note, and sources.

Rise: From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou

Bethany Hegedus
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 921 Angelou Heg)

A biography of African American writer, performer, and activist Maya Angelou, who rose above a childhood of trauma and emotional pain to become one of the most inspiring voices of our lifetime. Includes afterword, author's note, and sources.

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Sisters & Champions: The True Story of Venus and Serena Williams

Tells the story of the highly successful tennis players Venus and Serena Williams, laying out their humble beginnings, hard work, mutual support, and their resulting extraordinary achievements in tennis.

Sisters & Champions: The True Story of Venus and Serena Williams

Howard Bryant
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 796.34292 Williams Bry)

Tells the story of the highly successful tennis players Venus and Serena Williams, laying out their humble beginnings, hard work, mutual support, and their resulting extraordinary achievements in tennis.

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Before She Was Harriet: The Story of Harriet Tubman

A lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman honors the woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life, discussing her roles as a slave, a conductor on the Underground Railroad, a nurse, a Union spy, and a suffragist.

Before She Was Harriet: The Story of Harriet Tubman

Lesa Cline-Ransome
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 921 Tubman Cli)

A lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman honors the woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life, discussing her roles as a slave, a conductor on the Underground Railroad, a nurse, a Union spy, and a suffragist.

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Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees

A picture book introduction to the achievements of Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai describes her non-violent advocacy of democracy in Africa and her organization's diligent environmental efforts.

Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees

Franck Prevot
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 921 Maathai Pre)

A picture book introduction to the achievements of Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai describes her non-violent advocacy of democracy in Africa and her organization's diligent environmental efforts.

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Herstory: Women Who Changed the World

A very special collection of short biographies offers insightful sketches of the lives and accomplishments of 150 of history's most influential and brilliant women, including Clara Barton, the legendary Trung Sisters of medieval Vietnam, and many others.

Herstory: Women Who Changed the World

Ruth Ashby, Deborah Gore Ohrn
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 920 He)

A very special collection of short biographies offers insightful sketches of the lives and accomplishments of 150 of history's most influential and brilliant women, including Clara Barton, the legendary Trung Sisters of medieval Vietnam, and many others.

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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

Presents a collage-illustrated treasury of poems and spirituals inspired by the life and work of civil rights advocate Fannie Lou Hamer.

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

Carole Boston Weatherford
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 323.092 Wea)

Presents a collage-illustrated treasury of poems and spirituals inspired by the life and work of civil rights advocate Fannie Lou Hamer.

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