Last Updated: Sep 17, 2017
For the Right to Learn
Publication Date: 2015-08-01
Tells Malala Yousafzai's harrowing story of standing up for girls' education against the Taliban, being shot in the head, and surviving to continue the fight""-- Provided by publis
I Am Malala
Publication Date: 2014-08-19
I Am Malala. This is my story. Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause:
Publication Date: 2011-09-01
Breaking free -- Childhood -- International adventures -- An aspiring writer -- Political activism -- Finding feminism -- A new kind of women's magazine -- An embattled leader -- Celebrations and setbacks -- Standing strong -- Timeline -- Essential facts -- Glossary.
Publication Date: 2016-09-20
Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime disagreeing: disagreeing with inequality, arguing against unfair treatment, and standing up for what’s right for people everywhere. This biographical picture book about the Notorious RBG, tells the justice’s story through the lens of her many famous dissents, or disagreements.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Publication Date: 1998-01-01
Elizabeth Leads the Way
Publication Date: 2010-02-16
Elizabeth Cady Stanton stood up and fought for what she believed in. From an early age, she knew that women were not given rights equal to men. But rather than accept her lesser status, Elizabeth went to college and later gathered other like-minded women to challenge the right to vote.Here is the inspiring story of an extraordinary woman who changed America forever because she wouldn't take "no" for an answer.
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Who Was Maya Angelou?
Publication Date: 2016-01-12
Born in Missouri in 1928, Maya Angelou had a difficult childhood. Jim Crow laws segregated blacks and whites in the South. Her family life was unstable at times. But much like her poem, "Still I Rise," Angelou was able to lift herself out of her situation and flourish. She moved to California and became the first black—and first female—streetcar operator before following her interest in dance. She became a professional performer in her twenties and toured the U.S. and Europe as an opera star and calypso dancer. But Angelou's writing became her defining talent. Her poems and books, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, brought her international acclaim.
Publication Date: 2005-10-01
Fifty years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus, Mrs. Rosa Parks is still one of the most important figures in the American civil rights movement. This tribute to Mrs. Parks is a celebration of her courageous action and the events that followed.
Publication Date: 2016-01-01
Hillary Clinton has accumulated a lifelong record of public service as a lawyer and childrens advocate, First Lady, US Senator, and Secretary of State. Her tenacious personality has created both loyal supporters and harsh critics. Clintons bid for the presidency of the United States in 2008 failed, but after launching another run in 2015, she could become the first woman to attain the highest office in the land.
Publication Date: 2009-01-06
A brief biography of Michelle Obama, wife of Barack Obama
Publication Date: 2010-12-01
In this all-new biography, readers will learn how Michelle Obama overcame obstacles to achieve success and how her story is influencing other young women today.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Publication Date: 2008-01-01
Presents the life and accomplishments of Hillary Rodham Clinton, from her childhood in Chicago and her Yale law education to her success in politics as First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State.
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
A biography of Maya Angelou, poet, performer and activist.
Provides short bios of famous women and useful links and other websites about each person.