FOREGROUNDING WOMEN IN HISTORY IN CHILDREN'S AND YOUNG ADULT BOOKS

Kay E. Vandergrift

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"In one sense, then, to document the experience of women would mean documenting all of history: they have always been of it, in it, and making it. But their history has been a special kind, distorted and alienated because it has been refracted doubly-through the lens of man's records and observations; through the application to it of male values. What we know of the past experience of women has come to us largely through the reflections of men; how we see and interpret what we know about women has been shaped for us through a value system defined by men. . . . . what would history be like if it were seen through the eyes of women and ordered by values they define? . . . To begin with, until very recently, historical scholarship has largely ignored the history of women and the female point of view in reconstructing the past. It considered those activities which men have engaged in to have been significant to historical development, while the activities of women were considered to have been marginal and insignificant. In short, a male-oriented conceptual framework has dominated the questions by which the past of humankind has been organized." Gerda Lerner. The Female Experience, p. xix

In "Female Protagonists and Beyond"   I wrote: "Through literature, young people can become familiar with aspects of history absent in most school curricula and with a literary canon that affirms women's lives and represents female heroes independent of the male model." One of the aims of contemporary education is to reclaim the legacy of women in history. This initial list of books includes picture books for young children to materials for young adults. Most are biographies or informational narratives. A few are fictional accounts of real people and events, although I am preparing a separate list of historical novels that foreground women. Teachers, librarians and young people may come to understand a more inclusive and more accurate sense of history through these works. The books listed below foreground women who played significant roles in history.

"Thus, even as we approach the twenty-first century, our teaching of American history often reflects sources and attitudes more apropos of a nineteenth-century male-centered culture. This, in turn, is bound to place limits on our students' ways of knowing. How can they be expected to grasp the fullness of such sweeping concepts as personal liberty and democracy when, on the surface at least, it appears that only fifty percent of America's population has been instrumental in working for their attainment?" Joyce Delaney, "Voices Not Heard: Women in a History Textbook," In Ways of Knowing, p. 305

Adler, David. America’s Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace, 2000.

Adler, David. A Picture Book of Sojourner Truth. Illus. by Graham Griffith. New York: Holiday House, 1994.

Adler, David. A Picture Book of Sacagawea. New York: Holiday House, 2000.

Alcott, Louisa May. The Girlhood Diary of Louisa May Alcott, 1843-1846: Writings of a Young Author. Mankato, MN: Blue Earth, 2001.

Anderson, Laurie Halse. Fever, 1793. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.

Anema, Durlynn. Louise Arner Boyd, Arctic Explorer. Greensboro, NC: Reynolds, 2000.

Ashby, Ruth and Deborah Gore Ohrn, Eds. Herstory: Women Who Changed the World. New York: Viking, 1995.

Asirvatham, Sandy. Katherine Graham. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House, 2002.

Atkinson, linda. Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America. New York: Crown, 1978.

Avi. The Secret School. San Diego, CA: Harcourt, 2001.

Bacon, Margaret Hope. I Speak for My Slave Sister: The Life of Abby Kelley Foster. New York: Crowell, 1974.

Baker, Beth. Sylvia Earle: Guardian of the Sea. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner, 2000.

Begun, Abbey M. Women’s Changing Roles. Detroit, MI: Gale Group, 2000.

Behrens, June. Juliette Low: Founder of the Girl Scouts of America. Chicago, IL: Childrens Press, 1988.

Berke, Arnold. Mary Colter: Architect of the Southwest. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2002.

Bernard, Catherine. Sojourner Truth: Abolitionist and Women’s Rights Activist. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2001.

Bertanzetti, Eileen Dunn. Molly Pitcher: Heroine. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House, 2002.

Billings, Charlene W. Grace Hopper: Navy Admiral and Computer Pioneer. Hillside, NJ: Enslow Books, 1989.

Black, Sonia. Mae Jemison. New York: Mondo, 2000.

Blumberg, Rhoda. Bloomers! Illus. Mary Morgan. New York: Bradbury, 1993.

Bober, Natalie S. Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution. New York: Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, 1995.

Bohannon, Lisa F. Failure Is Impossible: The Story of Susan B. Anthony. Greensboro, NC: Morgan Reynolds, 2002.

Borden, Louise. Fly High! The Story of Bessie Colman. New York: McElderry, 2001.

Bridges, Ruby. Through my Eyes. New York: Scholastic, 1999.

Brill, Marlene Targ. Margaret Knight: Girl Inventor. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook, 2001.

Broadwater, Andrea. Marian Anderson: Singer and Humanitarian. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2000.

Brody, Miriam. Mary Wollstonecraft: Mother of Women’s Rights. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Brown, Don. Rare Treasure: Mary Anning and her Remarkable Discoveries.  New York: Dutton, 1998.

Brown, Drollene P. Belva Lockwood Wins Her Case. Niles, IL: Whitman, 1987.

Brown, Sterling. First Lady of the Air: The Harriet Quimby Story. Greensboro, NC: Tudor, 1997.

Bruchac, Joseph. Sacajawea: The Story of the Bird Woman and Lewis and Clark. New York: Scholastic, 2001.

Bull, Angela. Flying Ace: The Story of Amelia Earhart. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 2000.

Bull, Angela. Joan of Arc. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 2000.

Burby, Liza N. Mae Jemison: The First African American Woman Astornaut. New York: PowerKids Press, 1997.

Butler, Francelia. Indira Gandhi. New York: Chelsea House, 1986.

Butts, Ellen. Eugenie Clark: Adventures of a Shark Scientist. North Haven, CN:Linnet, 2000.

Campion, Nardi Reeder. Ann the Word: The Life of Mother Ann Lee, Founder of the Shakers. Boston, MA: Little Brown, 1976.

Chadwick, Roxane. Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Pilot and Poet. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner, 1987.

Chang, Ina. A Separate Battle: Women and the Civil War. New York: Lodestar, 1991.

Chevalier, Tracy. Girl with a Pearl Earring. New York: Dutton, 1999.

Clark, Beth. Anne Hutchison: Religious Leader. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House, 2000.

Clark, Clara Gillow. Nellie Bishop. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 1996.

Colman, Penny. Where the Action Was: Women War Correspondents in World War II. New York: Crown, 2002.

Colman, Penny. A Woman Unafraid : The Achievements of Frances Perkins. New York: Atheneum, 1993.

Colman, Penny. Fannie Lou Hamer and the Right to Vote. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1993.

Colman, Penny. Mother Jones and the March of the Mill Children. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1994.

Colman, Penny. Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II. New York: Crown, 1995.

Colman, Penny. Spies!: Women in the Civil War. Cincinnati, OH: Betterway Books, 1992.

Cooney, Barbara. Eleanor. New York: Viking, 1996.

Connolly, Sean. Amelia Earhart: An Unauthorized Biography.  Chicago, IL: Heinemann, 2001.

Connolly, Sean. Margaret Thatcher: An Unauthorized Biography. Chicago, IL: Heinemann, 2001.

Cummins, Julie. Tomboy of the Air: Daredevil Pilot Blanche Stuart Scott. New York: HarperCollins, 2001.

Cushman, Karen. The Ballad of Lucy Whipple. New York: Clarion, 1996.

Covey, Alan, Ed. A Century of Women. Atlanta, GA: TBS Books, 1994.

Dash, Joan. We Shall Not Be Moved: The Women's Factory Strike of 1909. New York: Scholastic, 1996.

Dash, Joan. The World at her Fingertips: The Story of Helen Keller. New York: Scholastic, 20001.

Davis, Lucile. Eleanor Roosevelt: A Photo-Illustrated Biography. Mankato, MN: Bridgestone, 1998.

De Angelis, Gina. Lucretia Mott. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House, 2001.

De Felice, Cynthia. Nowhere to Call Home. New York: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1999.

De Ruiz, Dana Catharine. La Causa: The Migrant Farmworker's Story. Austin, TX: Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1993.

Diliberto, Gioia. A Useful Woman: The Early Life of Jane Addams. New York: Scribner, 1999.

Dommermuth-Costa, Carol. Indira Ghandi: Daughter of India. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner, 2002.

Dorris, Michael. Morning Girl. New York: Hyperion, 1999.

Edelman, Marian Wright. Lanterns: A Memoir of Mentors. Boston, MA: Beacon, 1999.

Emerson, Kathy Lynn. Making Headlines: A Biography of Nellie Bly. Minneapolis, MN: Dillon Press, 1989.

Erdrich, Louise. The Birchbark House. New York: Hyperion, 2002.

Erdrich, Louise. The Game of Silence. New York: HarperCollins, 2005.

Faber, Doris. Calamity Jane: Her Life and Her Legend. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1992.

Fleischner, Jennifer. I Was Born a Slave: The Story of Harriet Jacobs. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook, 1997.

Ford, Carin T. Helen Keller: Lighting the Way for the Blind and Deaf. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2001.

Fradin, Dennis B. Ida B. Wells: Mother of the Civil Rights Movement. New York: Clarion, 2000.

Fredeen, Charles. Nelly Bly: Daredevil Reporter. Minneapolis, MN.: Lerner, 2000.

Freedman, Russell. Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery. New York: Clarion, 1993.

Freedman, Russell. Martha Graham: A Dancer’s Life. New York: Clarion, 1998.

Friese, Kai. Rosa Parks: The Movement Organizes. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Silver Burdett Press, 1990.

Fritz, Jean. The Double Life of Pocahontas. Illus. by Ed Young. New York: Putnam, 1983.

Fritz, Jean. You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton? New York: Putnam, 1995.

Garrison, Webb B. Amazing Women of the Civil War. Nashville, TN: Rutledge Hill, 1999.

Gauch, Patricia Lee. This Time, Tempe Wick? Illus. by Margot Tomes. Belvidere, NJ: Shoe Tree Press, 1974.

Gelletly, LeeAnne. Harriet Beecher Stowe: Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House, 2001.

Gleiter, Jan and Kathleen Thompson. Sacagawea. Illus. By Yoshi Miyake. Austin, TX: Raintree/Steck-Vaughn, 1995.

Glimm, Adele. Elizabeth Blackwell: First Woman Doctor of Modern Times. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2000.

Glimm, Adele. Rachel Carson: Protecting our Earth.  New York: McGraw-Hill, 2000.

Gordon, Mary. Joan of Arc: A Penguin Life. New York: Lipper/Viking, 2000.

Gormley, Beatrice. First Ladies: Women Who Called the White House Home. New York: Scholastic, 1997.

Gottfried, Ted. Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of the Twentieth Century. New York: Franklin Watts, 1997.

Grant, Anne. Danbury's Burning! The Story of Sybil Ludington's Ride. Illus. by Pat Howell. New York: Walck, 1976.

Greenblatt, Miriam. Elizabeth I and Tutor England. New York: Cavendish, 2002.

Greenfield, Eloise. Mary McLeod Bethune. Illus. by Jerry Pinkney. New York: Crowell, 1977.

Greenfield. Rosa Parks. Illus. by Gil Ashby. New York: Harper, 1973.

Gray, Francine du Plessix. Simone Weil. New York: Viking, 2001.

Gregory, Kristiana. Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie: The Oregon Trail Diary of Hattie Campbell. New York: Scholastic, 1997.

Haidusiewicz, Babs Bell. Mary Carter Smith: African-American Storyteller. Houston, TX: Reading Realm, 1998.

Harlan, Judith. Mamphela Ramphele: Challenging Apartheid in South Africa. New York: Feminist Press, 2000.

Harvey, Bonnie C. Jane Addams: Nobel Prize Winner and Founder of Hull House.  Springfield, NJ: Enslow, 1999.

Hasday, Judy L. Madeleine Albright. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House, 2000.

Herstock, Amy Paulson. Dorothy Dix: Crusader for the Mentally Ill.  Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2000. 

Hildebrant, Ziporah. Marina Silva: Defending Rainforest Communities in Brazil. New York: Feminist Press, 2001.

Hildick, E. W. Hester Bidgood: Investigatrix of Evill Deedes. New York: Macmillan, 1994.

Hitzeroth, Deborah. Golda Meir. San Diego, CA: Lucent, 1998.

Hodges, Margaret. Joan of Arc: The Lily Maid. New York: Holiday House, 1999.

Holland, Cecilia. An Ordinary Woman: A Dramatized Biography of Nancy Kelsey. New York: Forge, 1999.

Holland, Isabelle. Behind the Lines. New York: Scholastic, 1994.

Holler, Anne. Pocahontas: Powhatan Peacemaker. New York: Chelsea House, 1993.

Horwitz, Marot. Claudia Taylor (Lady Bird) Johnson. New York: Children’s Press, 1998.

Howard, Megan. Madeleine Albright. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner, 1999.

Hoy, Linda. Emmeline Pankhurst. Illus. by Julian Puckett. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1985.

Huber, Peter. Sandra Day O'Connor. New York: Chelsea House, 1990.

Hull, Mary. Rosa Parks: Civil Rights Leader. New York: Chelsea House, 1994.

Humphreys, Josephine. Nowhere Else on Earth. New York: Viking, 2000.

Hurwitz, Johanna. Helen Keller: Courage in the Dark. New York: Random House, 1997.

Hyatt, Patricia Rusch. Coast to Coast with Alice. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda, 1995.

Ilgenfritz, Elizabeth. Anne Hutchinson. New York: Chelsea House, 1991.

Issacs, Sally S. America in the Time of Susan B. Anthony. Des Plaines, IL: Heinemann, 2000.

James, Lesley. Woman Who Made a Scene: Heroines, Villainesses, Eccentrics. Austin, TX: Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 2000.

Jeffrey, Laura S. Christa McAuliffe: A Space Biography. Springfield, NJ: Enslow, 1998.

Jeffrey, Laura S. Betty Shabazz: Sharing a Vision with Malcolm X. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2000.

Johnston, Johanna. They Led the Way: 14 American Women. New York: Scholastic, 1973.

Johnston, Norma. Remember the Ladies: The First Women's Rights Convention. New York: Scholastic, 1995.

Jones, Amy Robin. Mary McLeod Bethune. Chanhassen, MN: Child’s World, 2000.

Jones, Constance. 10001 Things Everyone Should Know About Women’s History. New York: Doubleday, 2000.

Kamen, Gloria. Hidden Music: The Life of Fanny Mendelssohn. New York: Atheneum, 1996.

Kaplan, Zoe Coralnik. Eleanor of Aquitaine. New York: Chelsea House, 1987.

Katz, William Loren. Black Women of the Old West. New York: Atheneum, 1995.

Kendall, Martha E. Susan B. Anthony: Voice for Women’s Voting Rights.  Springfield, NJ: Enslow, 1997.

Kirkpatrick, Katherine. Keeping the Good Light. New York: Delacorte, 1995.

Kittredge, Mary. Jane Addams: Social Worker. New York: Chelsea House, 1988.

Kline, Nancy. Elizabeth Blackwell: A Doctor’s Triumph. Berkeley, CA: Conarie, 1997.

Kloss, Doris. Sarah Winnemucca: The Story of an American Indian. Minneapolis, MN: Dillon Press, 1981.

Kozar, Richard. Elizabeth Dole. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House, 2000.

Kozar, Richard. Hillary  Rodham Clinton. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House, 2000.

Kramer, Barbara. Madeleine Albright: First Woman Secretary of State. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2000.

Krass, Peter. Sojourner Truth: Antislavery Activist. New York: Chelsea House, 1988.

Krensky, Stephen. Shooting the Moon: The Amazing Life of Annie Oakley.  New York: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2001.

Kronstadt, Janet. Florence Sabin. New York: Chelsea House, 1990.

Krull, Kathleen. Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman. Illus. by David Diaz. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace, 1996.

Kulling, Monica. Eleanor Everywhere: The Life of Eleanor Roosevelt. New York: Random House, 1999.

Kulling, Monica. Escape North: The Story of Harriet Tubman. New York: Random House, 2000.

Landau, Elaine. Heroine of the Titanic: The Real Unsinkable Molly Brown. New York: Clarion, 2001.

Lang, Paul. Maria Tallchief: Native American Ballerina. Springfield, NJ: Enslow, 1997.

Langley, Andrew. Amelia Earhart: The Pioneering Pilot. New York: Oxford University Press: 1997.

Lasky, Kathryn. She's Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head! Illus. by David Catrow. New York: Hyperion, 1995.

Lasky, Kathryn. A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple. New York: Scholastic, 1996.

Lawlor, Laurie. Helen Keller: Rebellious Spirit. New York: Holiday House, 2001.

Lazo, Caroline E. Gloria Steinem. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner, 1998.

Lester, Julius. Pharoah’s Daughter: A Novel of Ancient Egypt. San Diego, CA: Harcourt, 2000.

Levin, Pamela. Susan B. Anthony. New York: Chelsea House, 1993.

Levinson, Nancy Smiler. I Lift My Lamp: Emma Lazarus and the Statue of Liberty. New York: Lodestar, 1986.

Levy, William Turner. The Extraordinary Mrs. R: A Friend Remembers Eleanor Roosevelt. New York: John Wiley, 1999.

Licktieg, Mary. Amelia Bloomer: A Photo-Illustrated Biography. Mankata, MN: Bridgestone Books, 1998.

Lightman, Marjorie. Biographical Dictionary of Ancient Greek and Roman Women: Notable Women from Sappho to Helena. New York: Facts on File, 2000.

Liles, Maurine W. Dona Maria, la ranchera: Woman Rancher in Spanish Texas. Austin, TX: Eakin, 2000.

Lisandrelli, Elaine S. Ida B. Wells-Barnett: Crusader Against Lynching. Springfield, NJ: Enslow, 1998.

Lisker, Tom. Nellie Bly: First Woman of the News. New York: Contemporary Perspectives, 1978.

Llewelyn, Morgan. The Wind from Hastings. New York: Tor, 1998.

Loos, Pamela. Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House, 2001.

Lucas, Eileen. Elizabeth Dole: A Leader in Washington. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook, 1999.

Lutz, Norma Jean. Harriet Tubman: Leader of the Underground Railway. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House, 2001.

Lutz, Norma Jean. Sojourner Truth: Abolitionist, Suffragist, and Preacher. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House, 2001.

Lynn, Joseph. Fly, Bessie, Fly. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.

Lyons, Mary E. Letters from a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs. New York: Scribner, 1992.

MacDonald, Fiona. Women in 19th-Century Europe. New York: Peter Bedrick Books, 1999.

MacDonald, Fiona. Women in Medieval Times. New York: Peter Bedrick Books, 2000.

McClard, Megan. Harriet Tubman: Slavery and the Underground Railroad. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Silver Burnett Press, 1991.

McCully, Emily Arnold. The Bobbin Girl. New York: Dial, 1996.

McCully, Emily Arnold. The Ballot Box Battle. New York: Knopf, 1996.

McKissack, Patricia C. Ida B Wells-Barnett: A Voice Against Violence. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2001.

McKissack, Patricia C. Madame C.J. Walker: A Self-Made Millionaire. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2001.

McKissack, Patricia C. Mary Church Terrell: Leader for Equality.. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2001.

McKissack, Patricia C. Mary McCleod Bethune: A Great Teacher.  Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2001.

McKissack, Patricia C. A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, A Slave Girl. New York: Scholastic, 1997.

McKissack, Patricia C. Run Away Home. New York: Scholastic, 1997.

McKissack, Patricia and Frederick McKissack. Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman? New York: Scholastic, 1992.

McLean, Jacqueline. Women with Wings. Minneapolis, MN: Oliver, 2001.

McPherson, Stephanie Sammartino. I Speak for the Women: A Story of Lucy Stone. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda, 1992.

Mace, Nancy. In the Company of Men: A Woman at the Citadel. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001.

Macy, Sue. Bull’s Eye: A Photobiography of Annie Oakley. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 2001.

Macy, Sue. Winning Ways: A Photohistory of American Women in Sports. New York: Holt, 1996.

Malam, John. Florence Nightingale. Chicago, IL: Heinemann, 2001.

Mark, Joan T. Margaret Meade: Coming of Age in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Matas, Carol. The War Within: A Novel of the Civil War. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001.

Matthews, Tom. Light Shining Through the Mist: A Photobiography of Dian Fossey. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1998.

Meacham, Virginia. Jane Goodall: Protector of Chimpanzees. Springfield, NJ: Enslow, 1997.

Meade, Marion. Free Woman: The Life and Times of Victoria Woodhull. New York: Knopf, 1976.

Meyer, Carolyn. Mary, Bloody Mary. San Diego, CA: Harcourt, 1999.

Meyer, Carolyn. Beware, Princess Elizabeth. San Diego, CA: Harcourt, 2001.

Micklowitz, Gloria D. Secrets in the House of Delgado. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2001.

Middleton, Haydn. Cleopatra. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Miller, Brandon Marie. Buffalo Gals: Women of the Old West. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner, 1995.

Miller, Grace Porter. Call of Duty: A Montana Girl in World War II. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana University Press, 1999.

Miller, Susan Martins. Betsy Ross: American Patriot. Philadelphia, Pa: Chelsea House, 2000.

Milton, Joyce. Pocahontas: An American Princess. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 2000.

Milton, Joyce. Sacajawea: Her True Story. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 2001.

Morris, Juddi. The Harvey Girls: The Women Who Civilized the West. New York: Walker, 1994.

Morrison, Dorothy Nafus. Chief Sarah: Sarah Winnemucca's Fight for Indian Rights. New York: Atheneum, 1980.

Moss, Marissa. Brave Harriet: The First Woman to Fly the English Chanel. San Diego, CA: Silver Whistle, 2001.

Nelson, Mary Carroll. Maria Martinez: The Story of an American Indian. Minneapolis, MN: Dillon Press, 1972.

Orgill, Roxane. Mahalia: A Life in Gospel Music. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2002.

Osborne, Angela. Abigail Adams. New York: Chelsea House, 1989.

Otfinoski, Steve. Marian Wright Edelman, Defender of Children's Rights. New York: Blackbirch Press, 1991.

Park, Linda Sue. Seesaw Girl. New York: Dell Yearling, 2001.

Parker, Barbara Keevil. Susan B. Anthony: Daring to Vote.  Brookfield, CT: Millbrook, 1998.

Parks, Deborah. Eleanor Roosevelt: Freedom’s Champion. Alexandria, VA: Time Life Education, 1999.

Parks, Deborah. Jane Addams: Freedom’s Innovator. Alexandria, VA: Time Life Education, 1999.

Parks, Rosa. I Am Rosa Parks. New York: Dial, 1997.

Partridge, Elizabeth. Restless Spirit: The Life and Works of Dorothea Lang. New York: Viking, 1998.

Passachoff, Naomi. Frances Perkins: Champion of the New Deal. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Pavlova, Anna. I Dreamed I Was a Balerina: A Girlhood Story. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art/Atheneum, 2001.

Peck, Ira. Elizabeth Blackwell: The First Woman Doctor. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook, 2000.

Peel Taylor, Sherri. Influential First Ladies. San Diego, Ca: Lucent, 2001.

Perl, Lila and Marion Blumenthal Lazan. Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story. New York: Greenwillow, 1996.

Peters, Sarah Whitaker. Becoming O’Keeffe: The Early Years. New York: Abbeville, 2001.

Petit, Jayne. Jane Goodall: Pioneer Researcher.  New York: Watts, 1999.

Pflueger, Lynda. Dolly Madison: Courageous First Lady. Springfield, NJ: Enslow, 1999.

Pickels, Dwayne E. Joan of Arc. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House, 2002.

Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Silent Thunder: A Civil War Story. New York: Hyperion, 1999.

Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Abraham Lincoln: Letters from a Slave Girl. Delray Beach, FL: Winslow, 2001.

Plantz, Connie. Bessie Coleman, : First Black Woman Pilot. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2001.

Plowden, Martha Ward. Famous Firsts of Black Women. New York: Pelican, 2002.

Pollard, Michael. Margaret Mead: Bringing World Cultures Together. Woodbridge, CT: Blackbirch Press, 1999.

Poole, Josephine. Joan of Arc. New York: Knopf, 2000.

Poupency, Mollie. Her Father’s Daughter. New York: Delacorte, 2000.

Pratt, Paula Bryant. Jane Goodall. San Diego, CA: Lucent, 1997.

Presilla, Maricel E. and Gloria Soto. Life Around the Lake: Embroideries by the Women of Lake Patzcuaro. New York: Henry Holt, 1996.

Press, Petra. Coretta Scott King: An Unauthorized Biography.  Chicago, IL: Heinemann, 2000.

Raatma, Lucia. Amelia Earhart. Milwaukee, WI: World Almanac Library, 2001.

Ramphele, Mamphela. Across Boundaries: The Journey of a South African Woman Leader. New York: Feminist Press at the City University of new York, 1997.

Rappaport, Doreen. American Women: Their Lives in Their Words. New York: HarperCollins, 1990.

Rappaport, Doreen. Living Dangerously: American Women Who Risked Their Lives for Adventure. New York: HarperCollins, 1991.

Rappaport, Doreen. Trouble at the Mines. New York: Crowell, 1987.

Rappaport, Doreen, The Lizzie Borden Trial: Be the Judge, Be the Jury. New York: HarperCollins, 1992.

Rappaport, Doreen. The Boston Coffee Party. Illus. by Emily Arnold McCully. New York: Harper & Row, 1988.

Reich, Susanna. Clara Schuman: Piano Virtuoso. New York: Clarion, 1999.

Rennert, Richard, Ed. Female Leaders. New York: Chelsea House, 1994.

Rice, Tanya. The Life and Times of Mother Teresa. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House, 1998.

Richmond,  Merle. Phillis Wheatley. New York: Chelsea House, 1988.

Rinaldi, Ann. A Ride Into Morning: The Story of Tempe Wick. San Diego, CA: Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, 1991.

Rinaldi, Ann. Wolf By the Ears. New York: Scholastic, 1991.

Rinaldi, Ann. Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons: The Story of Phillis Wheatley. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace, 1996.

Rinaldi, Ann. The Second Bend in the River. New York: Scholastic, 1997.

Ringgold, Faith. If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999.

Rockwell, Anne F. Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth. New York: Knopf, 2000.

Rosen, Dorothy Schack. A Fire in Her Bones: The Story of Mary Lyon. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, 1995.

Rosenberg, Liz. Grandmother and the Runaway Shadow. Illus. by Beth Peck. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace, 1996.

Rubin, Susan G. Margaret Bourke-White: Her Pictures Were her Life. New York: Abrams, 1999.

Russell, Jan Jarboe. Lady Bird: A Biography of Mrs. Johnson. New York: Scribner, 1999.

Ruth, Amy. Mother Teresa. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner, 1999.

Ryan, Pam Munoz. Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride. New York: Scholastic, 1999.

Ryan, Pam Munoz. Riding Freedom. New York, Scholastic, 1999.

Salisbury, Cynthia. Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Leader of the Fight for Women’s Rights. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2001.

San Souci, Robert D. Kate Shelley: Bound for Legend. Illus. by Max Ginsburg. New York: Dial, 1995.

Schraff, Anne. Coretta Scott King: Striving for Civil Right. Springfield, NJ: Enslow, 1997.

Scraff, Anne E. Harriet Tubman: Moses of the Underground Railroad. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslwow, 2001.

 Schroeder, Alan. Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman. Illus by Jerry Pinkney. New York: Dial, 1996.

Shields, Charles. Annie Oakley. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House, 2002.

Siegel, Beatrice. Marian Wright Edelman: The Making of a Crusader. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995.

Siegel, Beatrice. Lillian Wald of Henry Street. New York: Macmillan, 1983.

Sigerman, Harriet. Elizabeth Cady Stanton: The Right Is Ours. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Silverstone, Michael. Rigoberta Menchu Tum: Defending Human Rights in Guatamala. New York: Feminist Press, 1999.

Silverstone, Micael. Winona LaDuke: Restoring Land and Culture in Native America. New York: Feminist Press, 2001.

Simon, Charnan. Jane Addams: Pioneer Social Worker. New York: Children’s Press, 1997

Sobel, Dava. Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love. New York: Walker, 1999.

Sorel, Nancy Caldwell. The Women Who Wrote the War. New York: Arcade, 1999.

Spinner, Stephanie. Little Sure Shot: The Story of Annie Oakley. New York: Random House, 1993.

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