International Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day! We are so grateful we get to celebrate women and share their stories with all of you today and everyday! Today we wanted to highlight a few biographies that are sure to inspire readers of all ages!

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062748683
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Published: HarperCollins - January 15th, 2019


* A Today Show's Best Kids' Books of 2019 * Indie Next List Pick * Junior Library Guild Selection * 

Sylvia's Bookshop: The Story of Paris's Beloved Bookstore and Its Founder (As Told by the Bookstore Itself!) Cover Image
By Robert Burleigh, Katy Wu (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481472456
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - September 25th, 2018

Meet the trailblazer and book lover who started the Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris, France, in this beautifully illustrated picture book that celebrates stories, reading, and the importance of sharing ideas.

Hedy Lamarr's Double Life, Volume 4: Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor Cover Image
By Laurie Wallmark, Katy Wu (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781454926917
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - February 5th, 2019

"Revelatory to young audiences in more ways than one." --Kirkus

"Many STEM-for-girls biographies fan excitement over women's achievements, but this title actually brings the central scientific concept within middle-grade reach." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Selected for the New York Public Library Best of 2019 List

Ruby, Head High: Ruby Bridge's First Day of School Cover Image
ISBN: 9781568463414
Availability: Backordered
Published: Creative Editions - January 8th, 2019

Inspired by an iconic Norman Rockwell painting and translated from an original French text, this is a story about the day a little girl held her head high and changed the world.

Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall Cover Image
By Anita Silvey, Jane Goodall (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781426315183
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Published: National Geographic Children's Books - June 9th, 2015

Jane Goodall, one of the most recognized scientists in the Western world, became internationally famous because of her ability to observe and connect with another species. A girl of humble beginnings and training, she made scientific breakthroughs thought impossible by more experienced field observers when she was only in her twenties. Then these animals shaped Jane's life.

Away with Words: The Daring Story of Isabella Bird Cover Image
By Lori Mortensen, Kristy Caldwell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781682630051
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Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - March 1st, 2019

"Isabella Bird was like a wild vine stuck in a too-small pot. She needed more room. She had to get out. She had to explore."

Struttin' with Some Barbecue: Lil Hardin Armstrong Becomes the First Lady of Jazz Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580897402
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Published: Charlesbridge - December 11th, 2018

Lil Hardin and her man, Louis Armstrong, were musical royalty--inventing a new kind of sound--makin' jazz. Believe it, baby!

Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 Cover Image
By Helaine Becker, Dow Phumiruk (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250137524
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 19th, 2018

The bold story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race and was depicted in the film Hidden Figures.

You've likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 moon landing. But do you know about the mathematical genius who made sure that Apollo 13 returned safely home?

Superheroes Are Everywhere Cover Image
By Kamala Harris, Mechal Renee Roe (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781984837493
Availability: Backordered
Published: Philomel Books - January 8th, 2019

From Senator Kamala Harris comes a picture book with an empowering message: Superheroes are all around us--and if we try, we can all be heroes too. Now a #1 New York Times bestseller!

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark Cover Image
By Debbie Levy, Elizabeth Baddeley (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481465595
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 20th, 2016

Get to know celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—in the first picture book about her life—as she proves that disagreeing does not make you disagreeable!

Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime disagreeing: disagreeing with inequality, arguing against unfair treatment, and standing up for what’s right for people everywhere.