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225238
Bethany Hamilton [She Persisted]by Cocca-Leffler, Maryann 

Paperback New title.(Philomel, 2023)

BTSB #: 225238 Temp OS

Dewey: 797.3/BAges: 6-9   
Lexile: 900 F&P: S

Subjects: Hamilton, Bethany Surfers - Biography Wounds and injuries Amputees Shark attacks


Summary: A chapter book biography about Bethany Hamilton.


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225240
Bethany Hamilton [She Persisted]by Cocca-Leffler, Maryann 

BTSB Prebound(Philomel, 2023)

BTSB #: 225240 Available

Dewey: 797.3/BAges: 6-9   
Lexile: 900 F&P: S

Subjects: Hamilton, Bethany Surfers - Biography Wounds and injuries Amputees Shark attacks


Summary: A chapter book biography about Bethany Hamilton.


15.44 *

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434994
Clara Lemlich [She Persisted]by Heiligman, Deborah 

Paperback(Philomel, 2021)

BTSB #: 434994 Available

Dewey: 331.8809/BAges: 6-9   
AR: 5.1 LG Lexile: 780

Subjects: Lemlich, Clara,|d1886-1982 Women labor leaders - New York (State) - New York - Biography Women clothing workers - New York (State) - New York - Biography Shirtwaist Makers' Strike, New York, N.Y., 1909 Women social reformers - New York (State) - New York - Biography


Summary: Clara Lemlich immigrated to New York to escape danger in Ukraine, where she was born. She started working in clothing factories on the Lower East Side, only to realize that workers were being treated unfairly. So she stood up for the rights of workers, especially girls and women--and she won, changing the way factory workers were treated in America forever! Readers learn about the amazing life of Clara Lemlich--and how she persisted.


4.91 *

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222860
Claudette Colvin [She Persisted]by Cline-Ransome, Lesa 

Paperback(Philomel, 2021)

BTSB #: 222860 Available

Dewey: 323.092/BAges: 6-9   
AR: 6.3 LG Lexile: 1170 NC F&P: S

Subjects: Colvin, Claudette,|d1939- African Americans - Alabama - Montgomery - Biography African American civil rights workers - Alabama - Montgomery - Biography African Americans - Segregation - Alabama - Montgomery - History Segregation in transportation - Alabama - Montgomery - History Montgomery (Ala.) - Biography Montgomery (Ala.) - Race relations - History|y20th century


Summary: Before Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her seat on a bus, fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin made the same choice. She insisted on standing up-or in her case, sitting down-for what was right.


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Claudette Colvin [She Persisted]by Cline-Ransome, Lesa 

BTSB Prebound(Philomel, 2021)

BTSB #: 222911 Available

Dewey: 323.092/BAges: 6-9   
AR: 6.3 LG Lexile: 1170 NC F&P: S

Subjects: Colvin, Claudette,|d1939- African Americans - Alabama - Montgomery - Biography African American civil rights workers - Alabama - Montgomery - Biography African Americans - Segregation - Alabama - Montgomery - History Segregation in transportation - Alabama - Montgomery - History Montgomery (Ala.) - Biography Montgomery (Ala.) - Race relations - History|y20th century


Summary: Before Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her seat on a bus, fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin made the same choice. She insisted on standing up-or in her case, sitting down-for what was right.


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591594
Coretta Scott King [She Persisted]by Lyons, Kelly Starling 

Paperback(Philomel, 2022)

BTSB #: 591594 Available

Dewey: 323.092/BAges: 6-9   
AR: 6.1 LG

Subjects: King, Coretta Scott,|d1927-2006 African Americans - Biography African American civil rights workers - Biography


Summary: Coretta Scott King is known for being the wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but she was a civil rights activist and leader in her own right! She was a singer and an author too, and her work made a difference for Black American and for all women for decades to come. Readers will learn about the amazing life of Coretta Scott King--and how she persisted.


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385842
Deb Haaland [She Persisted]by Goodluck, Laurel 

Paperback New title.(Philomel)

BTSB #: 385842 Temp OS

Dewey: 428/BAges: 6-9   


Summary: As a child of two military parents, Deb Haaland moved around a lot when she was young before finally settling in Albuquerque to be near family. But she persisted, studying hard and eventually earning a law degree. Learn about the amazing life of Deb Haaland--and how she persisted.


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158141
Diana Taurasi [She Persisted]by Brown, Monica 

Paperback(Philomel Books, 2022)

BTSB #: 158141 Available

Dewey: 796.323/BAges: 6-9   


Subjects: Taurasi, Diana Women's National Basketball Association Phoenix Mercury (Basketball team) Women Olympic athletes - United States - Biography Women basketball players - United States - Biography Women athletes - United States - Biography


Summary: When Diana Taurasi was a girl, professional women's basketball didn't exist in the US. But she worked hard to create opportunities for herself, winning championships throughout college and eventually going on to play for the WNBA with the Phoenix Mercury and winning multiple Olympic gold medals. Readers will learn about the amazing life of Diana Taurasi--and how she persisted.


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591541
Dorothy Height [She Persisted]by Lyons, Kelly Starling 

Paperback(Philomel, 2023)

BTSB #: 591541 Available

Dewey: 323.092/BAges: 6-9   


Subjects: Height, Dorothy I.|q(Dorothy Irene),|d1912-2010 African Americans - Biography Civil rights workers - United States - Biography Women - Biography


Summary: Growing up as a Black girl in the 1920s and 1930s, Dorothy Height was denied access to a local swimming pool as well as admission to Barnard College because of her race. But she persisted in pushing for change, and became a seminal figure in both the civil rights and women's rights movements. She went on to be awarded the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom.


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719049
Ella Fitzgerald [She Persisted]by Pinkney, Andrea Davis 

Paperback(Philomel, 2023)

BTSB #: 719049 Available

Dewey: 782.4216/BAges: 6-9   
Lexile: 970 F&P: T

Subjects: Fitzgerald, Ella African Americans - Biography Women jazz singers - Biography


Summary: Readers learn about the amazing life of jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald--and how she persisted.


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953084
Florence Griffith Joyner [She Persisted]by Williams-Garcia, Rita 

Paperback(Philomel Books, 2021)

BTSB #: 953084 Available

Dewey: 796.4209/BAges: 6-9   
AR: 5.6 LG

Subjects: Griffith Joyner, Florence Delorez,|d1959-1998 Runners (Sports) - United States - Biography African American women athletes - Biography Olympic athletes - Biography


Summary: A chapter book biography of track and field Olympian Florence Griffith Joyner.


4.91 *

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492136
Florence Nightingale [She Persisted]by Johannes, Shelli R. 

Paperback(Philomel, 2023)

BTSB #: 492136 Available

Dewey: 610.73/BAges: 6-9   


Subjects: Nightingale, Florence,|d1820-1910 Nurses - Biography Animals - Fiction


Summary: When Florence Nightingale decided as a teenager that she wanted to become a nurse, her parents tried to talk her out of it, claiming that it wasn't a suitable profession for a woman. But she persisted in her career and went on to save countless lives of patients, especially of soldiers. Known as "The Lady with the Lamp," she is widely considered to be the founder of modern nursing. Learn about the amazing life of Florence Nightingale--and how she persisted.


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719046
Harriet Tubman [She Persisted]by Pinkney, Andrea Davis 

BTSB Prebound(Philomel, 2021)

BTSB #: 719046 Available

Dewey: 326/BAges: 6-9   
AR: 5.8 LG Lexile: 930 NC F&P: R

Subjects: Tubman, Harriet,|d1820?-1913 Underground railroad Fugitive slaves African American women - Biography


Summary: Born enslaved, Harriet Tubman rose up to become one of the most successful, determined and well-known conductors of the Underground Railroad.


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649505
Kalpana Chawla [She Persisted]by Mirchandani, Raakhee 

Paperback(Philomel, 2023)

BTSB #: 649505 Temp OS

Dewey: 629.45/BAges: 6-9   
Lexile: 1010 F&P: T

Subjects: Chawla, Kalpana,|d1961-2003 Women astronauts - United States - Biography Women astronauts - India - Biography Astronauts - United States - Biography Astronauts - India - Biography East Indian American women - United States - Biography Women astronauts Astronauts East Indian American women - Biography


Summary: Born and raised in India, Kalpana Chawla was discouraged from pursuing a career in aeronautical engineering because of the limited career options for women in the field. But she persisted, getting her degree and then moving to the US to obtain more advanced education before joining NASA and becoming the first Indian-born woman to go to space. Though she was killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, she continues to inspire girls around the world to pursue their dreams of spaceflight.


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649511
Kalpana Chawla [She Persisted]by Mirchandani, Raakhee 

BTSB Prebound(Philomel, 2023)

BTSB #: 649511 Available

Dewey: 629.45/BAges: 6-9   
Lexile: 1010 F&P: T

Subjects: Chawla, Kalpana,|d1961-2003 Women astronauts - United States - Biography Women astronauts - India - Biography Astronauts - United States - Biography Astronauts - India - Biography East Indian American women - United States - Biography Women astronauts Astronauts East Indian American women - Biography


Summary: Born and raised in India, Kalpana Chawla was discouraged from pursuing a career in aeronautical engineering because of the limited career options for women in the field. But she persisted, getting her degree and then moving to the US to obtain more advanced education before joining NASA and becoming the first Indian-born woman to go to space. Though she was killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, she continues to inspire girls around the world to pursue their dreams of spaceflight.


15.44 *

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Malala Yousafzai [She Persisted]by Saeed, Aisha 

BTSB Prebound(Philomel, 2022)

BTSB #: 774505 Available

Dewey: 371.822/BAges: 6-9   
F&P: T

Subjects: Yousafzai, Malala,|d1997- Women social reformers - Pakistan - Biography Women political activists - Pakistan - Biography Girls - Education - Pakistan Girls - Violence against - Pakistan


Summary: A biography of the Pakistani, Nobel Prize-winning activist who was targeted by the Taliban because of her defense of education for girls.


15.05 *

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264376
Maria Tallchief [She Persisted]by Day, Christine 

Paperback(Philomel, 2021)

BTSB #: 264376 Temp OS

Dewey: 792.8/BAges: 6-9   
AR: 6.2 LG

Subjects: Tallchief, Maria Ballerinas - United States - Biography Native American ballerinas - United States - Biography Osage Indians - United States - Biography


Summary: Maria Tallchief loved to dance, but was told that she might need to change her Osage name to one that sounded more Russian to make it as a professional ballerina. She refused, and worked hard at dancing her best, becoming America's first prima ballerina. Many famous American ballets were created for Maria! Readers learn about the amazing life of Maria Tallchief--and how she persisted.


4.91 *

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573927
Maya Lin [She Persisted]by Lin, Grace 

Paperback(Philomel, 2022)

BTSB #: 573927 Available

Dewey: 720.92/BAges: 6-9   
Lexile: 860 F&P: S

Subjects: Lin, Maya,|d1959- Chinese American architects - Biography Women architects - United States - Biography Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Washington, D.C.) Women - Biography Architects Chinese Americans - Biography


Summary: Maya Lin is known throughout the world as the creator of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. But many people objected to her gender, age, race, and more when she was chosen to design the memorial. Still, she persisted, and her design stands out today as one of the most memorable monuments in the country. Readers learn about the amazing life of Maya Lin--and how she persisted.


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596639
Naomi Osaka [She Persisted]by Magoon, Kekla 

BTSB Prebound New title, awaiting publication or binding.(Philomel)

BTSB #: 596639 Temp OS

Dewey: 796.342/BAges: 6-9   


Summary: Naomi Osaka grew up in Japan and the US, with one foot in each world. But wherever she was, she loved to play tennis--and she worked hard at it too, always practicing and improving. Her work on the court and her activism for racial justice and mental health causes have made her an inspiration to fans everywhere.


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Opal Lee [She Persisted]by Moses, Shelia P. 

Paperback New title.(Philomel)

BTSB #: 661427 Temp OS

Dewey: 428/BAges: 6-9   
Lexile: 1020

Summary: Opal Lee grew up as a Black girl in segregated Texas, where she saw injustice and inequality throughout her life. As she got older, she became a teacher and a community leader, determined to help create a better future for those who followed. A big part of that was through Juneteenth, the holiday she loved both as a celebration and as a way of teaching history. Learn about the amazing life of Opal Leeā€”and how she persisted.


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