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A brief biography of the self-educated nineteenth-century Englishwoman who, after a secluded childhood and youth, traveled alone through unexplored West Africa in 1893 and 1894 and learned much about the area and its inhabitants.
Fisher describes Curie's childhood, education, work, illness, and honors through acrylic paintings and a clearly written text. This dramatic, large-format volume is more memorable than many lengthier science biographies.
Based on her own writings, this picture-book biography of Annie Oakley offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of a courageous young girl who went on to break barriers in the field of sports, becoming recognized by Will Rogers and others as the greatest woman rifle shot the world has ever produced.
An introduction to the life and achievements of the first American female doctor describes the limited career prospects available to women in the early nineteenth-century, the opposition Blackwell faced while pursuing a medical education, and her pioneering medical career that opened doors for future generations of women.
A picture book biography highlighting a pivotal event in the childhood of African American baseball player Marcenia "Toni Stone" Lyle Alberga, the woman who broke baseball's gender barrier by becoming the first female roster member of a professional Negro League team.
A rhymed telling of the life of the first African American aviator, who dreamed of flying as a child in the cotton fields of Texas, and persevered until she made that dream come true. A poem that commemorates the life of African American aviator Bessie Coleman.
In Tenafly, New Jersey, in 1880, a young girl named Cordelia isn't interested in hearing her neighbor's stories about the fight for women's suffrage. But on election day, Cordelia prompts Mrs. Stanton to tell the heartwrenching story of her own childhood, and how it steeled her for the battles of her adult life. What happens when Cordelia and Elizabeth Cady Stanton decide to go to the polls is a turning point for Cordelia, and an inspiration to children everywhere.
Introduces the first known female firefighter, Molly Williams, an African American cook for New York City's Fire Company 11, who one winter day in 1818 with many volunteers sick with influenza jumped into action to stop a house fire.