The Bug Girl: Maria Merian’s Scientific Vision By Sarah Glenn Marsh

Back of Book: Maria Sibylla Merian was fascinated with insects. But when Maria was a girl in the mid-1600s, superstitions about bugs prevented most people from taking a close look. People thought bugs were evil—and anyone interested in such creatures was surely evil too. That didn’t stop Maria. Filled with curiosity, she began to studyContinue reading “The Bug Girl: Maria Merian’s Scientific Vision By Sarah Glenn Marsh”

Ruby’s Hope: A Story of How the Famous “Migrant Mother” Photograph Became the Face of of the Great Depression By Monica Kulling

Back of Book: Dorothea Lange’s Depression-era “Migrant Mother” photograph is an icon of American history. Behind this renowned portrait is the story of a family struggling against all odds to survive. Dust storms and dismal farming conditions force young Ruby’s family to leave their home in Oklahoma and travel to California to find work. AsContinue reading “Ruby’s Hope: A Story of How the Famous “Migrant Mother” Photograph Became the Face of of the Great Depression By Monica Kulling”

Billie Jean!: How Tennis Star Billie Jean King Changed Women’s Sports by Mara Rockliff

Back of Book: Anything Billie Jean did, she did it ALL THE WAY. When she ran, she ran fast. When she played, she played hard. As a top women’s tennis player, Billie Jean fought for fairness in women’s sports, and when she faced off against Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes, the most famous tennisContinue reading “Billie Jean!: How Tennis Star Billie Jean King Changed Women’s Sports by Mara Rockliff”

Like a Girl by Lori Degman

Back of Book: This empowering book is a celebration of 24 inspiring women who made their mark on history by fighting against segregation, overcoming challenges to become champions helping the sick and poor, creating stories that move people and more. Their remarkable achievements are examples of the ways to make a difference. My Review: IContinue reading “Like a Girl by Lori Degman”

A Likkle Miss Lou: How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett Coverley Found Her Voice By Nadia Hohn

Back of Book: Jamaican poet and entertainer Louise Bennett Coverley, better known as “Miss Lou,” played an instrumental role in popularizing Jamaican patois internationally. Through her art, Miss Lou helped pave the way for other poets and singers, like Bob Marley, to use patois in their work. My Review: I received a copy of thisContinue reading “A Likkle Miss Lou: How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett Coverley Found Her Voice By Nadia Hohn”

When Sue Found Sue: Sue Hendrickson Discovers Her T. Rex By Toni Buzzeo

Back of Book: From a very young age, Sue Hendrickson was meant to find things: lost coins, perfume bottles, even hidden treasure. Her endless curiosity eventually led to her career in diving and paleontology, where she would continue to find things big and small. In 1990, at a dig in South Dakota, Sue made herContinue reading “When Sue Found Sue: Sue Hendrickson Discovers Her T. Rex By Toni Buzzeo”

The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague

Back of Book: After touring a German submarine in the early 1940s, young Raye set her sights on becoming an engineer. Little did she know sexism and racial inequality would challenge that dream every step of the way, even keeping her greatest career accomplishment a secret for decades. Through it all, the gifted mathematician persisted―finallyContinue reading “The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague”

Her Fearless Run: Kathrine Switzer’s Historic Boston Marathon by Kim Chaffee

Kathrine Switzer changed the world of running. This narrative biography follows Kathrine from running laps as a girl in her backyard to becoming the first woman to run the Boston Marathon with official race numbers in 1967. Her inspirational true story is for anyone willing to challenge the rules. My Review: I received a copyContinue reading “Her Fearless Run: Kathrine Switzer’s Historic Boston Marathon by Kim Chaffee”

Gloria Takes a Stand: How Gloria Steinem Listened, Wrote, and Changed the World By Jessica M. Rinker

Back of Book: As a young girl, Gloria Steinem thought for herself and spoke her mind. She read many books by her favorite authors and imagined herself as the heroine of the story. Gloria wished. She read. And imagined. But Gloria grew up during a time when women were not encouraged or even allowed, toContinue reading “Gloria Takes a Stand: How Gloria Steinem Listened, Wrote, and Changed the World By Jessica M. Rinker”

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

Katherine knew it was wrong that African Americans didn’t have the same rights as others–as wrong as 5+5=12. She knew it was wrong that people thought women could only be teachers or nurses–as wrong as 10-5=3. And she proved everyone wrong by zooming ahead of her classmates, starting college at fifteen, and eventually joining NASA,Continue reading “A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon by Suzanne Slade”