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Activists and leaders [Women who made history]by Adams, Julia 

BTSB Prebound(Gareth Stevens, 2020)

BTSB #: 041151 Available

Dewey: 920.72/CAges: 9-12   
AR: 6.9 MG

Subjects: Women social reformers Women political activists

Summary: An introduction to the women around the world who have made history through their activism and leadership.

18.71 *

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez : political headliner [Gateway biographies]by Leigh, Anna 

BTSB Prebound(Lerner, 2020)

BTSB #: 559068 Available

Dewey: 328.73/BAges: 9-14   
AR: 6.8 MG Lexile: 1000

Subjects: Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria,|d1989- United States.|bCongress.|bHouse - Biography Women legislators - United States - Biography Legislators - United States - Biography

Summary: American politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever to serve in the US Congress. Learn about the most fascinating details of her life and her career in the House of Representatives.

25.66 *

Billie Jean! : how tennis star Billie Jean King changed women's sports by Rockliff, Mara 

BTSB Prebound(Putnam, 2019)

BTSB #: 761238 Available

Dewey: 796.342/BAges: 8-12   
AR: 3.7 LG RC: 2.3 K-2 Lexile: 590 AD F&P: O

Subjects: King, Billie Jean Tennis players - United States - Biography Women tennis players - United States - Biography

Summary: A picture book biography of tennis champion and social activist Billie Jean King.

21.46 *

Breaking through : how female athletes shattered stereotypes in the roaring twenties by Macy, Sue 

BTSB Prebound(National Geographic, 2020)

BTSB #: 595716 Available

Dewey: 796/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 8.8 MG Lexile: 1270

Subjects: Sports for women Women athletes Women's rights

Summary: Having secured the right to vote, women in the 1920s made great strides to expand their rights and their participation in sports.

22.16 *

Eleanor Roosevelt, fighter for justice : her impact on the civil rights movement, the White House, and the world by Cooper, Ilene 

BTSB Prebound(Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2018)

BTSB #: 241129 Available

Dewey: 973.917/BAges: 10-14   
AR: 8 MG RC: 10.6 6-8 Lexile: 1120 F&P: Z

Subjects: Roosevelt, Eleanor,|d1884-1962 Presidents' spouses - United States - Biography Civil rights movements - United States - History|y20th century Civil rights workers - United States - Biography Women civil rights workers - United States - Biography

Summary: The story of the most influential First Lady in American history, Eleanor Roosevelt!

21.46 *

Elizabeth Cady Stanton in her own words [Eyewitness to history]by Shea, Nicole 

BTSB Prebound(Gareth Stevens, 2015)

BTSB #: 809150 Available

Dewey: 324.6/BAges: 9-12   
Lexile: 990

Subjects: Stanton, Elizabeth Cady,|d1815-1902 Suffragists Women's rights

Summary: A biography of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the most influential leaders of the women's rights movement of the 1800s, with a glimpse of her public and personal life through her own writings.

16.22 *

Fannie never flinched : one woman's courage in the struggle for American labor union rights by Farrell, Mary Cronk 

BTSB Prebound(Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2016)

BTSB #: 325209 Available

Dewey: 331.8809/BAges: 10-14   
AR: 6.2 MG RC: 7.6 3-5 Lexile: 1020

Subjects: Sellins, Fannie,|d1870 or 1872-1919 Women labor leaders Labor unions - Organizing - United States - History Labor unions - United States - History Labor - United States - History

Summary: The incredible story of labor activist Fannie Sellins who helped to create the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.

22.84 *

Farmers unite! : planting a protest for fair prices by Metcalf, Lindsay Hanson 

BTSB Prebound(Calkins Creek, 2020)

BTSB #: 639818 Available

Dewey: 338.1/NAges: 6-9   
Lexile: 910

Subjects: American Agriculture Movement Farmers Tractors Demonstrations Washington (D.C.)

Summary: On February 5, 1979, thousands of tractors from all parts of the US flooded Washington, DC, in protest for the American farmer.

22.16 *

Gandhi [DK Life Stories]by Bailey, Diane 

BTSB Prebound(DK, 2019)

BTSB #: 080765 Available

Dewey: 954/BAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 810 F&P: X

Subjects: Gandhi, - Mahatma,|d1869-1948 Statesmen Nationalists - India

Summary: The inspiring life story of Mohandas Gandhi, who successfully used his teachings of non-violence to win his country's freedom.

Good kind of trouble by Ramee, Lisa Moore 

BTSB Prebound(HarperCollins, 2019)

BTSB #: 738199 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.5 MG RC: 4.4 3-5 Lexile: 720

Subjects: Sisters - Fiction Black lives matter movement - Fiction Identity (Psychology) - Fiction

Summary: After attending a powerful protest, Shayla starts wearing an armband to school to support the Black Lives Matter movement, but when the school gives her an ultimatum, she is forced to choose between her education and her identity.

20.76 *

How to be a girl in the world by Carter, Caela 

BTSB Prebound(Harper, 2020)

BTSB #: 195322 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   

Genres: Family Life

Subjects: Sexual harassment - Fiction Body image - Fiction Single-parent families - Fiction Family life - New York (State) - Brooklyn - Fiction Catholic schools - Fiction School stories Magic - Fiction Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction

Summary: Twelve-year-old Lydia, feeling threatened by the attention her changing body is getting from boys and men, finds a way to take control of her own skin.

20.76 *

Inside the women's rights movement [Eyewitness to history. Major cultural movements]by Keppeler, Jill 

BTSB Prebound(Gareth Stevens, 2018)

BTSB #: 514932 Available

Dewey: 305.4209/NAges: 9-12   
Lexile: 1060

Subjects: Feminism - United States - History Women's rights - United States - History

Summary: The women's rights movement is sometimes abbreviated in history books, but it's crucial that today's generation understand the many key moments that led not only to the 19th Amendment of the Constitution, but also the other hard-fought victories. And the movement didn't stop in the 20th century, both men and women are still fighting for women's equality in the workplace.

16.22 *

John Lewis : courage in action [Gateway biographies]by Doeden, Matt 

BTSB Prebound(Lerner, 2018)

BTSB #: 282416 Available

Dewey: 328.73/BAges: 9-13   
Lexile: 870

Subjects: Lewis, John,|d1940 February 21- United States.|bCongress.|bHouse - Biography Legislators - United States - Biography Civil rights workers - United States - Biography Civil rights movements - Southern States - History|y20th century African Americans - Civil rights - Southern States - History|y20th century Southern States - Race relations

Summary: A biography of John Lewis, one of the most courageous leaders of the civil rights movement.

31.26 *

Leading the way : women in power by Howell, Janet 

BTSB Prebound(Candlewick Press, 2019)

BTSB #: 467200 Available

Dewey: 324.209/CAges: 10-14   
F&P: X

Subjects: Women politicians - Biography Women in public life - Biography United States - Politics and government

Summary: Explains the careers of fifty American women in politics.

Let your voice be heard : the life and times of Pete Seeger by Silvey, Anita 

BTSB Prebound(Clarion, 2016)

BTSB #: 819628 Available

Dewey: 782.4216/BAges: 10-12   
AR: 7.2 MG RC: 9.3 6-8 Lexile: 1050

Subjects: Seeger, Pete,|d1919-2014 Folk singers

Summary: A biography of Pete Seeger, an internationally honored folk musician and political radical who devoted his life to furthering humanitarian causes and getting people to sing.

Lifting as we climb : black women's battle for the ballot box by Dionne, Evette 

BTSB Prebound(Viking, 2020)

BTSB #: 280275 Available

Dewey: 324.6/CAges: 10-14   

Subjects: United States.|tConstitution.|n19th Amendment Suffrage - United States - History|y20th century Women - Suffrage - United States African American women - Biography Race relations Women's rights - United States

Summary: Tells the important, overlooked story of black women as a force in the suffrage movement.

Malala Yousafzai [First Names]by Williamson, Lisa 

BTSB Prebound(Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2020)

BTSB #: 953229 Available

Dewey: 371/BAges: 8-12   
F&P: Z

Subjects: Yousafzai, Malala,|d1997- Women's rights

Summary: Before Malala Yousafzai (1997-) became the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, she was a girl fighting for her education in Pakistan. Growing up, Malala's father encouraged her to be politically active and speak out about her educational rights. When she did, she was shot by a member of the Taliban and the story received worldwide media coverage. Inspiring and moving, this is the story of one girl's bravery in her fight for equal rights.

16.17 *

Malala Yousafzai : shot by the Taliban, still fighting for equal education [Gateway biographies]by Doeden, Matt 

BTSB Prebound(Lerner, 2015)

BTSB #: 282409 Available

Dewey: 371.822/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 5.3 MG RC: 4.6 3-5 Lexile: 750

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

Summary: A biography of sixteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai, an international advocate for the right for education for all, who at age fifteen survived being shot by the Taliban on her way home from school.

27.53 *

March forward, girl : from young warrior to Little Rock nine by Beals, Melba 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018)

BTSB #: 704011 Available

Dewey: 370/BAges: 10-12   
AR: 5.9 MG+RC: 7.4 6-8 Lexile: 950

Subjects: Beals, Melba Civil rights workers School integration - Arkansas - Little Rock - History|y20th century

Summary: The memoirs of Melba Pattillo Beals, one of the first African American students to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

20.76 *

Martin Luther King Jr [DK Life Stories]by Calkhoven, Laurie 

BTSB Prebound(DK, 2019)

BTSB #: 354163 Available

Dewey: 323/BAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 960 F&P: W

Subjects: King, Martin Luther, - Jr.,|d1929-1968 African Americans Civil rights workers

Summary: The amazing story of Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights leader whose powerful words and dreams for the future inspired the world.

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