Women Who Dared

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Women Who Dared

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Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492653284

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Book Summary: Women have been doing amazing, daring, and dangerous things for years, but they're rarely mentioned in our history books as adventurers, daredevils, or rebels. This new compilation of brief biographies features women throughout history who have risked their lives for adventure—many of whom you may not know, but all of whom you'll WANT to know, such as: • Annie Edson Taylor, the first person who dared to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel • Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman who dared to fly in space • Helen Gibson, the first woman who dared to be a professional stunt person • And many more! This is the perfect read for anyone who wants to know what it means to explore, discover, play, climb, and fight like a girl!


Herstory

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Herstory

Author: Katherine Halligan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1534436650

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Book Summary: Move aside history—it’s time for herstory. Celebrate fifty inspiring and powerful women who changed the world and left their mark in this lavishly illustrated biography compilation that’s perfect for fans of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls and She Persisted. Throughout history, girls have often been discussed in terms of what they couldn’t or shouldn’t do. Not anymore. It’s time for herstory—a celebration of not only what girls can do, but the remarkable things women have already accomplished, even when others tried to stop them. In this uplifting and inspiring book, follow the stories of fifty powerhouse women from around the world and across time who each managed to change the world as they knew it forever. Telling the stories of their childhood, the challenges they faced, and the impact of their achievements, each lavishly illustrated spread is a celebration of girl power in its many forms. From astronauts to activists, musicians to mathematicians, these women are sure to motivate young readers of all backgrounds to focus not on the can’ts and shouldn’ts, but on what they can do: anything!


Women in Sports

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Women in Sports

Author: Rachel Ignotofsky

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0593381173

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 30

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Book Summary: New York Times bestseller Rachel Ignotofsky's Women in Sports comes to the youngest readers in board format! Highlighting the pioneering efforts of women athletes, this board book edition of the original bestseller features simpler text and Rachel Ignotofsky's signature beautiful illustrations reimagined for younger readers to introduce the perfect role models for inspiring a love of sports. The collection includes diverse women across various sports, time periods, and geographic location. The perfect gift for every future athlete!


Women in Science

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Women in Science

Author: Rachel Ignotofsky

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607749777

Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Book Summary: It’s a scientific fact: Women rock! A charmingly illustrated and educational book, New York Times best seller Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. Full of striking, singular art, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about relevant topics such as lab equipment, rates of women currently working in STEM fields, and an illustrated scientific glossary. The trailblazing women profiled include well-known figures like primatologist Jane Goodall, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists, and more! — BrainPickings - Best Science Books of the Year


Anthology of Amazing Women

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Anthology of Amazing Women

Author: Sandra Lawrence

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1787417808

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Book Summary: This beautifully illustrated collection tells the awe-inspiring stories of 50 women who have pushed the boundaries of human excellence and endeavour. Standing out for their achievements in sport, science, the arts, politics, and history, these women have made huge contributions to today's society. Featuring incredible women from the past and present such as Beyoncé, Sheryl Sandberg, Mary Anning, Emmeline Pankhurst and Malala Yousafzai. The Anthology of Amazing Women is a wonderful read for anyone wanting to read up on the incredible women who have lived and changed our lives.


Girls Think of Everything

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Girls Think of Everything

Author: Catherine Thimmesh

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054735052X

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Book Summary: Award winning author-illustrator duo, Catherine Thimmesh and Melissa Sweet inspire a new generation of innovators in this fascinating celebration of women inventors from diverse backgrounds. For fans of WOMEN WHO DARED and WOMEN IN SCIENCE. In kitchens and living rooms, in garages and labs and basements, even in converted chicken coops, women and girls have invented ingenious innovations that have made our lives simpler and better. What inspired these girls, and just how did they turn their ideas into realities? Retaining reader-tested favorite inventions, this updated edition of the best-selling Girls Think of Everything features seven new chapters that better represent our diverse and increasingly technological world, offering readers stories about inventions that are full of hope and vitality—empowering them to think big, especially in the face of adversity.


Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

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Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

Author: Kate Pankhurst

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526601117

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Book Summary: Nominated for the Cilip Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards 2018. Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, has created this wildly wonderful and accessible book about women who really changed the world. Discover fascinating facts about some of the most amazing women who changed the world we live in. Fly through the sky with the incredible explorer Amelia Earhart, and read all about the Wonderful Adventures of Mary Seacole with the number one best-selling children's non-fiction title in the UK market this year. Bursting full of beautiful illustrations and astounding facts, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World is the perfect introduction to just a few of the most incredible women who helped shaped the world we live in. List of women featured: Jane Austen, Gertrude Ederle, Coco Chanel, Frida Kahlo, Marie Curie, Mary Anning, Mary Seacole, Amelia Earhart, Agent Fifi, Sacagawa, Emmeline Pankhurst, Rosa Parks, Anne Frank


Courageous World Changers

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Courageous World Changers

Author: Shirley Raye Redmond

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 073697735X

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Book Summary: WINNER OF CHRISTIANITY TODAY'S 2021 BOOK AWARD FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH Women of Fearless Faith Meet women who have used their God-given talents to live out their faith to the fullest. They come from a variety of backgrounds, eras, and ethnicities, but each one has answered the Lord’s call on their life in bold and innovative ways. Children of all ages will be inspired by the stories of Corrie ten Boom—activist, author, and Holocaust survivor Laurie Hernandez—gymnast who won both gold and silver medals in her sport Florence Nightingale—health care reformer Madeline L’Engle—author of children’s literature Katherine Johnson—trailblazing NASA mathematician These and the 45 other female spiritual role models featured in this book have made a profound impact on the world around them, and in many cases changed the course of history. Strong, smart, and sometimes outspoken, these women are tremendous examples of God’s love in action. These inspiring profiles will captivate kids’ imaginations and encourage them to discover their own gifts and how they can use them to glorify God.


Dinosaur Lady

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Dinosaur Lady

Author: Linda Skeers

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1728230489

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Book Summary: This is the story of a woman who dared to dig, explore, and discover. This is the story of Dinosaur Lady. Mary Anning loved scouring the beach near her home in England for shells and fossils. She fearlessly climbed over crumbling cliffs and rocky peaks, searching for new specimens. One day, something caught Mary's eye. Bones. Dinosaur Bones. Mary's discoveries rocked the world of science and helped create a brand-new field of study: paleontology. But many people believed women couldn't be scientists, so Mary wasn't given the credit she deserved. Nevertheless, Mary kept looking and learning more, making discoveries that reshaped scientific beliefs about the natural world. Dinosaur Lady is a beautiful and brilliant picture book that will enlighten children about the discovery of the dinosaurs and the importance of female scientists. It also includes a timeline of Mary Anning's life and lots of fantastic fossil facts!


Women in Art

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Women in Art

Author: Rachel Ignotofsky

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 059338055X

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 30

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Book Summary: New York Times bestseller Rachel Ignotofsky's Women in Art comes to the youngest readers in board format! Highlighting the creative contributions of female artists, this board book edition of the original bestseller features simpler text and Rachel Ignotofsky's signature illustrations reimagined for younger readers, to give young creators the perfect role models to grow up with while inspiring a love of art. The collection features diverse women creating a wide array of artistic mediums who paved the way for the next generation of artists. The perfect gift for fans of Rachel Ignotofsky's other board books and buyers of Dream Big, Little One and A Is for Awesome!


Bad Girls Throughout History

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Bad Girls Throughout History

Author: Ann Shen

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452157022

Genre: Art

Page: 216

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Book Summary: Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World delivers a empowering book for women and girls of all ages, featuring 100 women who made history and made their mark on the world, it's a best-selling book you can be proud to display in your home. The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed. Explored in this history book, include: • Aphra Behn, first female professional writer. • Sojourner Truth, women's rights activist and abolitionist. • Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer. • Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Prize. • Joan Jett, godmother of punk. From pirates to artists, warriors, daredevils, women in science, activists, and spies, the accomplishments of these incredible women who dared to push boundaries vary as much as the eras and places in which they effected change. Featuring bold watercolor portraits and illuminating essays by Ann Shen, Bad Girls Throughout History is a distinctive, gift-worthy tribute to rebel girls everywhere. A lovely gift for teen girls, stories to share with a young girl at bedtime, or a book to display on a coffee table, everyone will enjoy learning about and celebrating the accomplishments of these phenomenal women.


12 Rules for Life

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12 Rules for Life

Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Random House Canada

ISBN: 0345816048

Genre: Psychology

Page: 320

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Book Summary: #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street. What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.


George Orwell

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George Orwell

Author: Bernard R. Crick

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN:

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: A discussion of George Orwells novels.


The Shadow Girl

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The Shadow Girl

Author: Jennifer Archer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062203002

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

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Book Summary: Sometimes I forget for an hour or two that she's with me. Sometimes I convince myself that she was only a dream. Or that I'm crazy. For as long as Lily Winston can remember, she has never been alone. Iris, a shadowy figure who mimics Lily's movements and whispers in her ear, is with her always—but invisible to the rest of the world. Iris is Lily's secret. But when Lily's father is killed in a tragic accident, his cryptic final words suggest that he and Lily's mother have been keeping secrets of their own. Suddenly, Iris begins pushing Lily more than ever, possessing her thoughts and urging her to put together the pieces of a strange puzzle her father left behind. As she searches for answers, Lily finds herself drawn to Ty Collier, a mysterious new boy in town. Together, Lily and Ty must untangle a web of deception to discover the truth about her family, Iris . . . and Lily's own identity.


The Beauty Myth

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The Beauty Myth

Author: Naomi Wolf

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061969942

Genre: Social Science

Page: 368

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Book Summary: The bestselling classic that redefined our view od the relationship between beauty and female identity. In today's world, women have more power, legal recognition, and professional success than ever before. Alongside the evident progress of the women's movement, however, writer and journalist Naomi Wolf is troubled by a different kind of social control, which, she argues, may prove just as restrictive as the traditional image of homemaker and wife. It's the beauty myth, an obsession with physical perfection that traps the modern woman in an endless spiral of hope, self-consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society's impossible definition of "the flawless beauty."


Every Man a Speculator

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Every Man a Speculator

Author: Steve Fraser

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061873365

Genre: History

Page: 768

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Book Summary: Americans have experienced a love-hate relationship with Wall Street for two hundred years. Long an object of suspicion, fear, and even revulsion, the Street eventually came to be seen as an alluring pathway to wealth and freedom. Steve Fraser tells the story of this remarkable transformation in a brilliant, masterfully written narrative filled with colorful tales of confidence men and aristocrats, Napoleonic financiers and reckless adventurers, master builders and roguish destroyers. Penetrating and engrossing, this is an extraordinary work of history that illuminates the values and the character of our nation.


Rebel Girls Lead

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Rebel Girls Lead

Author: Rebel Girls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1953424074

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Book Summary: Rebel Girls Lead: 25 Tales of Powerful Women celebrates the incredible and inspiring stories of 25 women leaders in politics, business, sports, activism, and more, all written in fairy tale form. It is part of the award-winning Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series. Reach for new heights with Vice President Kamala Harris. Organize voter registration with Stacey Abrams. Spread messages of kindness with Lady Gaga. And captain a team of Olympic gymnasts with Aly Raisman. This collection of 25 stories includes the most beloved stories of leadership from the first three volumes of the New York Times best-selling series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. And also features 11 brand new tales of women’s activism, bravery, and vision. Rebel Girls Lead celebrates the power of women from Michelle Obama to Malala Yousafzai. It is illustrated by female artists from around the world.


Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Author: Elena Favilli,Francesca Cavallo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1734264101

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

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Book Summary: ONE OF OPRAH'S FAVORITE THINGS 2021! A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER As Oprah says on Oprah Daily, "Reading can inspire you to do great things—what a great gift for a preteen! This series features boundary-breaking women and includes stories about some who have moved me the most—like Toni Morrison. They even included me!" The New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the lives of extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world. This must-have volume brings readers on an empowering journey, introducing them to the real-life adventures of trailblazing women from Elizabeth I to Malala Yousafzai. The unique narrative style of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls transforms each biography into a fairytale, filling readers with wonder and a burning curiosity to know more about each hero. Each woman's story is also accompanied by a full-page, full-color portrait that captures her rebel spirit.


Wonder Woman Unbound

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Wonder Woman Unbound

Author: Tim Hanley

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613749120

Genre: Social Science

Page: 320

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Book Summary: With her golden lasso and her bullet-deflecting bracelets, Wonder Woman is a beloved icon of female strength in a world of male superheroes. But this close look at her history portrays a complicated heroine who is more than just a female Superman. The original Wonder Woman was ahead of her time, advocating female superiority and the benefits of matriarchy in the 1940s. At the same time, her creator filled the comics with titillating bondage imagery, and Wonder Woman was tied up as often as she saved the world. In the 1950s, Wonder Woman begrudgingly continued her superheroic mission, wishing she could settle down with her boyfriend instead, all while continually hinting at hidden lesbian leanings. While other female characters stepped forward as women’s lib took off in the late 1960s, Wonder Woman fell backwards, losing her superpowers and flitting from man to man. Ms. magazine and Lynda Carter restored Wonder Woman’s feminist strength in the 1970s, turning her into a powerful symbol as her checkered past was quickly forgotten. Exploring this lost history as well as her modern incarnations adds new dimensions to the world’s most beloved female character, and Wonder Woman Unbound delves into her comic book and its spin-offs as well as the myriad motivations of her creators to showcase the peculiar journey that led to Wonder Woman’s iconic status.


Grounds for Play

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Grounds for Play

Author: Kathryn Hansen

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520910881

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 354

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Book Summary: The nautanki performances of northern India entertain their audiences with often ribald and profane stories. Rooted in the peasant society of pre-modern India, this theater vibrates with lively dancing, pulsating drumbeats, and full-throated singing. In Grounds for Play, Kathryn Hansen draws on field research to describe the different elements of nautanki performance: music, dance, poetry, popular story lines, and written texts. She traces the social history of the form and explores the play of meanings within nautanki narratives, focusing on the ways important social issues such as political authority, community identity, and gender differences are represented in these narratives. Unlike other styles of Indian theater, the nautanki does not draw on the pan-Indian religious epics such as the Ramayana or the Mahabharata for its subjects. Indeed, their storylines tend to center on the vicissitudes of stranded heroines in the throes of melodramatic romance. Whereas nautanki performers were once much in demand, live performances now are rare and nautanki increasingly reaches its audiences through electronic media—records, cassettes, films, television. In spite of this change, the theater form still functions as an effective conduit in the cultural flow that connects urban centers and the hinterland in an ongoing process of exchange.