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346 Results
Rosa Parks —Kaiser, Lisbeth, author.

A biography of the African American woman and civil rights worker whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus led to a boycott which lasted more than a year in Montgomery, Alabama.

At her majesty's request : an African princess in Victorian England —Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

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.

Harriet Tubman —Jazynka, Kitson, author.

"Born into slavery in c.1820, Harriet Tubman would later run away and help scores of other African American slaves escape to freedom in the North using the 'Underground Railroad.' A nurse, scout, and advisor during the A...

Rare treasure : Mary Anning and her remarkable discoveries —Brown, Don, 1949-

Describes the life of the English girl whose discovery of an Ichthyosaurus fossil led to a lasting interest in other prehistoric animals.

Who is Oprah Winfrey? —Kramer, Barbara, author.

"The story of how a young Southern girl who was raised on a pig farm became one of the most influential and inspiring people in the world. We all know Oprah Winfrey as a talk-show host, actress, producer, media mogul, an...

Uncommon traveler : Mary Kingsley in Africa —Brown, Don, 1949-

A brief biography of the self-educated nineteenth-century Englishwoman who, after a secluded childhood and youth, traveled alone through unexplored West Africa in 1893 and 1894 and learned much about the area and its inh...

R-E-S-P-E-C-T : Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul —Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- author.

"Aretha Franklin was born to sing. The daughter of a pastor and a gospel singer, her musical talent was clear from her earliest days in her father's Detroit church. Aretha sang with a soaring voice that spanned more than...

Joan of Arc —Stanley, Diane.

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 witchcraft.

Gutsy girls : young women who dare —Schwager, Tina, 1964-

Twenty-five young women share their adventures in such activities as skydiving, building homes, and mountain climbing, demonstrating the value of courage, commitment, and a positive attitude.

Path to the stars : my journey from Girl Scout to rocket scientist —Acevedo, Sylvia, author.

"The inspiring memoir for young readers about a Latina rocket scientist whose early life was transformed by joining the Girl Scouts and who currently serves as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA."-- Provided by publisher....

Joan of Arc —Poole, Josephine.

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.

A picture book of Helen Keller —Adler, David A.

A brief biography of the woman who overcame her handicaps of being both blind and deaf.

Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club —Kramer, Barbara.

Explores the life and career of author Amy Tan, from her childhood in Oakland, California, through her struggle to accept her Chinese heritage, to her career as a writer.

Never caught : the story of Ona Judge : George and Martha Washington's courageous slave who dared to run away —Dunbar, Erica Armstrong, author.

"A National Book Award Finalist for Non-Fiction, Never caught is the eye-opening narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington's runaway slave, who risked everything for freedom. Now in a Young Readers Edition"-- ...

I am Sacagawea —Meltzer, Brad, author.

"A biography of Sacagawea, the Shoshone woman who served as a translator for the Lewis and Clark Expedition."--Provided by publisher.

My life with the chimpanzees —Goodall, Jane, 1934-

The well-known English zoologist describes her early interest in animals and how this led to her study of chimpanzees at the Gombe Stream Reserve in Tanzania.

Girls who rocked the world : heroines from Harriet Tubman to Mia Hamm —McCann, Michelle Roehm, 1968-

Profiles young women from around the world who accomplished great things while still teenagers, including Harriet Tubman, Florence Nightingale and Mia Hamm, and presents writings from modern American girls describing how...

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