Category Archives: Women’s history

The Astronomer Who Questioned Everything:  The Story of Maria Mitchell by Laura Alary, illustrated by Ellen Rooney

The Astronomer Who Questioned Everything:  The Story of Maria Mitchell by Laura Alary, illustrated by Ellen Rooney.  Kids Can Press, 2022.  9781525303487 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review):  4 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre:  Biography What … Continue reading

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Lady Icarus: Balloonomania and the Brief, Bold Life of Sophie Blanchard by Deborah Noyes

Lady Icarus: Balloonomania and the Brief, Bold Life of Sophie Blanchard by Deborah Noyes. Random House Studio, 2022 9780593122037 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book? Before airplanes were … Continue reading

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Harriet’s Ruffled Feathers: the Woman Who Saved Millions of Birds by Joy McCullough, illustrated by Romina Galotta

Harriet’s Ruffled Feathers: the Woman Who Saved Millions of Birds by Joy McCullough, illustrated by Romina Galotta. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2022. 9781534486768  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Biography What did you … Continue reading

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Code Name Badass: The True Story of Virginia Hall by Heather Demetrios

Code Name Badass: The True Story of Virginia Hall by Heather Demetrios, Athenium, 2021. 9781534431874 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book? Virginia Hall was the only … Continue reading

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A Dinosaur Named Ruth by Julia Lyon,  illustrated by Alexandra Bye

A Dinosaur Named Ruth: How Ruth Mason Discovered Fossils in Her Own Backyard by Julia Lyon,  illustrated by Alexandra Bye. Margaret K. McElderry Books, Simon & Schuster, 2021. 9781534474642 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Could Fix Anything: Beatrice Shilling, World War II Engineer by Mara Rockliff, illustrated by Daniel Duncan

The Girl Who Could Fix Anything: Beatrice Shilling, World War II Engineer by Mara Rockliff, illustrated by Daniel Duncan.  Candlewick Press, 2021. 9781536212525 Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover What did you like … Continue reading

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Who Was Juliette Gordon Low? by Dana Meachen Rau

Who Was Juliette Gordon Low? by Dana Meachen Rau. Penguin Workshop, 2021. 9781101995563 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Paperback  Genre: Biography What did you like about the book? This in-depth biography of the … Continue reading

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She Persisted: Nellie Bly by Michelle Knudsen & She Persisted: Florence Griffith Joyner by Rita Williams-Garcia

She Persisted: Nellie Bly by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Gillian Flint. Philomel, 2021. 9780593115756 She Persisted: Florence Griffith Joyner by Rita Williams-Garcia, illustrated by Gillian Flint. Philomel, 2021. 9780593115961 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: … Continue reading

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A Vote for Susanna: The First Woman Mayor by Karen M. Greenwald, illustrated by Sian James

A Vote for Susanna: The First Woman Mayor by Karen M. Greenwald, illustrated by Sian James. Albert Whitman, 2021. 9780807553138 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Uncorrected proof Genre: Biography   What did you like … Continue reading

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She Stitched the Stars: A Story of Ellen Harding Baker’s Solar System Quilt – Jennifer Harris, illustrated by Louise Pigott

She Stitched the Stars: A Story of Ellen Harding Baker’s Solar System Quilt – Jennifer Harris, illustrated by Louise Pigott. Albert Whitman, 2021. 9780807573228 Format: Uncorrected proof Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 2  Genre: Historical … Continue reading

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