Women

The Girl Who Married the Moon :

By Joseph Bruchac

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16 stories featuring strong Native American heroines. Suggested for ages 10-12.
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Swamp Angel

By Ann Isaacs

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Along with other amazing feats, Angelica Longrider, also known as Swamp Angel, wrestles a huge bear, known as Thundering Tarnation, to save the winter supplies of the settlers in Tennessee. Suggested for ages 7-12.
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Thunder Rose

By Jerdine Nolen; illustrated by Kadir Nelsen

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Unusual from the day she is born, Thunder Rose performs all sorts of amazing feats, including building fences, taming a stampeding herd of steers, capturing a gang of rustlers, and turning aside a tornado. Suggested for ages 5-8.
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Steam-Boat Annie and the Thousand Pound Catfish

By Catherine Wright

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An ornery giant catfish that does not like singing causes trouble for the residents of a little town called Pleasant, until Steamboat Annie teaches him a lesson. Suggested for ages 8-12.
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Not One Damsel in Distress : World folktales for Strong Girls

By Jane Yolen

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A collection of thirteen traditional tales from various parts of the world, with the main character of each being a fearless, strong, heroic, and resourceful woman. Suggested for ages 8-12.
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Her Stories: African American Folk Tales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales

By Virginia Hamilton; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon

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Winner of the 1996 Coretta Scott King Award, this book collects stories about strong, Black women. Suggested for ages 8-12.
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Cut from the Same Cloth : American Women of Myth, Legend, and

By Robert San Soucis; illustrated by Brina Pinkney

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A collection of twenty stories about legendary American women, drawing from folktales, popular stories, and ballads. Suggested for ages 8-12.
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The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba

By Margarita Engle

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Draws on little-known Cuban history to tell a stirring story in poetry. Based on the diaries and letters of Swedish suffragist Fredrika Bremer, who spent three months in Cuba in 1851, the story focuses on oppressed women, the privileged as well as the enslaved, in three alternating free-verse narratives.

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Great Lives Series: Rosie the Riveter

Norman Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter poster encouraged women to roll up their sleeves and get on the job in factories to make munitions and equipment to supply American troops in World War II.

Good Women of a Well-Blessed Land: Women's Lives in Colonial America

By Brandon Marie Miller

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A social history of the American colonial period with a focus on the daily lives of women, including European immigrants, Native Americans, and slaves.

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