Tag: trailblazer

Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom

Althea Gibson: The Story of Tennis’ Fleet-of-Foot Girl

Written by: Megan Reid Illustrated by: Laura Freeman For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figure, Women in Sports, Segregation, Trailblazer, Black Culture & Identity.  Summary:  Althea Gibson was the first Black person to win a Wimbledon trophy!  This book talks about how sporty she was as a… Continue Reading “Althea Gibson: The Story of Tennis’ Fleet-of-Foot Girl”

Ho’onani Hula Warrior

Written by: Heather Gale Illustrated by: Mika Song For ages: 4 years and up Language: English and Hawaiian Topics Covered: Gender Identity, Hawaiian Culture & Traditions, Hula, Indigenous Voices, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, Trailblazer, History, Historical Figure, Biographical, Self-Esteem, Family, Acceptance.  Summary:  This is an incredible book based on a real person!… Continue Reading “Ho’onani Hula Warrior”

Little People Big Dreams: Josephine Baker

Written by: Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara Illustrated by: Agathe Sorlet  For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Biography, Historical Figure, Musician, Women in Music, Trailblazer, Segregation, Racism, Activism, Modern Black Freedom Struggle, WWII.  Summary: Josephine was a born performer, and found her fame dancing on a chorus… Continue Reading “Little People Big Dreams: Josephine Baker”

Firebird

Written by: Misty Copeland with Charisse Jones Illustrated by: Christopher Myers For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Trailblazers, POC-Centric Narratives, Poetry, Ballet, Historical Figure, Historical Events, Art, Growing Up, Hard Work, Inspiration.  Summary: This book is a beautiful conversation between trailblazing ballerina Misty Copeland and a… Continue Reading “Firebird”

The Only Woman in the Photo [Being Released February 2020]

Written by: Kathleen Krull Illustrated by: Alexandra Bye For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Trailblazers, Women in Leadership, Historic Figures, Feminism, Women’s Suffrage, Historic Events, Activism, Women in Government.  Summary: Oh buddy do we love Frances Perkins!  This book is awesome, it tells the story of one strong… Continue Reading “The Only Woman in the Photo [Being Released February 2020]”

A Likkle Miss Lou: How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett Coverley Found Her Voice

Written by: Nadia L. Hohn Illustrated by: Eugenie Fernandes For ages: 4-8 years  Language: English & Jamaican/Caribbean Patois  Topics Covered: Historical Figure, POC-Centric Narratives, Poetry, Global Community, Trailblazer, Black Culture & Identity, Jamaica, Language, Literacy.  Summary: Louise is a young girl living in Kingston, Jamaica.  She loves words and writing poetry, but… Continue Reading “A Likkle Miss Lou: How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett Coverley Found Her Voice”

Make Trouble (Young Readers Edition)

Written by: Cecile Richards with Lauren Peterson Cover Art by: Eugenia Mello For ages: Young Adults Language: English  Topics Covered: Trailblazer, Politics, Women in Politics, Activism, Feminism, Bodily Autonomy, Memoir/Biography, Political Activism, Family, Planned Parenthood, Inspiration, Growing Up, Community Involvement.  Summary: For our first skill to take into the new year we’ve… Continue Reading “Make Trouble (Young Readers Edition)”

Little People Big Dreams: Zaha Hadid

Written by: Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara Illustrated by: Asun Amar  For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figure, Women in STEM, Biography, Women in Architecture, Trailblazer, Feminist. Summary: This book talks about the life of prolific architect, Zaha Hadid.  She was creative from a young age,… Continue Reading “Little People Big Dreams: Zaha Hadid”

Leading the Way: Women in Power [Being released 10/8]

Written by: Senator Janet Howell & Theresa Howell, forward by Hillary Rodham Clinton Illustrated by: Kylie Akia & Alexandra Bye For ages: YA middle & upper grades to read themselves (ages 10 and up); great bedtime story for younger children. Language: English Topics Covered: Trailblazers, Women in Politics, Government, Leadership,… Continue Reading “Leading the Way: Women in Power [Being released 10/8]”

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