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Recommended Reading

Use these resources to start or supplement your school or classroom library.

Sources: Scholastic Books Online,

Early Elementary

Borden, Louise and Mary Kay Kroeger. Fly High! The Story of Bessie Coleman, Margaret K. McElderry, 2001.

Edwards, Pamela Duncan. The Bus Ride that Changed History: The Story of Rosa Parks, Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

Moore, Heidi. Luisa Moreno, Heinemann, 2005.

Parks, Rosa and James Haskins. I Am Rosa Parks, Dial, 1997

Ryan, Pam Munoz. Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride, Scholastic Press, 1999.

Schroeder, Alan. Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman, Puffin, 2000.

Wallner, Alexandra. Betsy Ross, Holiday House, 1998.

Late Elementary

Fritz, Jean. You Want the Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton, Putnam Juvenile, 1999.

Harness, Cheryl. Rabble Rousers: Twenty Women Who Made a Difference, Dutton Juvenile, 2003.

Harvey Kraft, Betsy. Mother Jones: One Woman's Fight for Labor, Clarion Books, 1995.

Karr, Kathleen and Malene Laugesen. Mama Went to Jail for the Vote, 2005.

Keenan, Sheila. Scholastic Encyclopedia of Women in the United States, Turtleback Books, 2002.

Krull, Kathleen. A Woman for President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull, Walker Books for Young Readers, 2006.

Middle School

Addy, Sean, Cynthia Chin-Lee, and Megan Halsey. Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World, 2005.

Colman, Penny. Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II, Crown Books for Young Readers, 1998.

Epstein, Vivian Sheldon. History of Women in Science for Young People, 1994.

Jones, Douglas B. and Catherine Thimmesh. Madam President: The Extraordinary, True (and Evolving) Story of Women in Politics, 2004.

McLenighan, Valjean. Women Who Dared, Heinemann Library, 1979.

Worth, Richard. Dolores Huerta, Chelsea House Publications, 2007.

High School

Bausum, Ann. With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Woman's Right to Vote, National Geographic Children's Books, 2004.

Baxandall, Rosalyn. America's Working Women: A Documentary History, 1600 to the Present, W.W. Norton & Company, 1995.

Burns, Ken and Geoffrey C. Ward. Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, Knopf, 2001.

Conway, Kellyanne, Celinda Lake and Catherine Whitney. What Women Really Want: How American Women Are Quietly Erasing Political, Racial, Class, and Religious Lines to Change the Way We Live, 2005.

Kessler Harris, Alice. Gendering Labor History, University of Illinois Press, 2006.

Khan, Javaid and Michelle Sale. A Woman's Worth, Random House Value Publishing, 1995.
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Goldman, Paula, Editor. Imagining Ourselves: Global Voices from a New Generation of Women, 2006.

Ptacek, Greg and Ethlie Ann Vare. Mothers of Invention: From the Bra to the Bomb, Forgotten Women and their Unforgettable Ideas, Quill, 1989.

Wellman, Judith. The Road to Seneca Falls: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the First Woman's Rights Convention, 2004.

Recommended Reading for a Variety of Ages

Ashby, Ruth. HER STORY: Women Who Changed the World, Viking. Ages 11-up

Harness, Cheryl. Remember the Ladies: 100 Great American Women, HarperCollins. Ages 8-up

Epstein, Vivian Sheldon. History of Women Artists for Children, 1987.

Keenan, Sheila. Scholastic Encyclopedia of Women in the United States, Scholastic. Ages 9-up

Ketchum, Liza. Into A New Country, Little, Brown. Ages 10-up

Krull, Kathleen. Live of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (And What the Neighbors Thought), Harcourt. Ages: 8-up

Thimmesh, Catherine. Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women, Houghton Mifflin, 2002.