Friday, July 20, 2018

Ready to Go Book Display: Legendary Ladies

Welcome to our series, "Ready to Go! Book Display." Once a month we'll highlight the latest or greatest for every age group that you can promote within your library or order for your collection. This month we are featuring books that highlight amazing women.

Adult and Teen Recommendations:


Legendary Ladies: 50 Goddesses to Empower and Inspire You by Ann Shen (Apr 2018)

A celebration of goddesses from around the world including, Aphrodite, the Greek goddess whose love overcame morality, Mazu, the Chinese deity who safely guides travelers home, and Lakshmi, the Hindu provider of fortune and prosperity.



Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win by Rachel Ignotofsky (Jul 2017)

Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes.



Galaxy Girls: 50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space by Libby Jackson (Jun 2018)

A compedium honoring fifty inspirational women who helped fuel some of the greatest achievements in space exploration from the nineteenth century to today.



Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz (Mar 2015)

Profiles of 26 American women from the 18th through 21st centuries, who have made - or are still making - history as artists, writers, teachers, lawyers, or athletes.



Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky (Jul 2016)

A collection of artworks inspired by the lives and achievements of fifty famous women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, from the ancient world to the present, profiles each notable individual. 



Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World by Ann Shen (Sep 2016)

Explore the notable works, impressive feats, and striking portraits of these wild women from around the globe who challenged the status quo.



Rejected Princesses: Tales of History's Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and Heretics by Jason Porath 

Fun, feminist, and educational, Rejected Princesses commemorates unknown but captivating female heroes, proving that women have been kicking ass for a long, long time and always will.



Tough Mothers: Amazing Stories of History's Mightiest Matriarchs by Jason Porath (Apr 2018)

Offers examples of real-life matriarchs who gave everything to protect their children and causes, from Sojourner Truth's legal campaign against slavery to Irena Sender's advocacy on behalf of young Holocaust victims.





Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Penelope Bagieu (Mar 2018)

From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.



Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History by Sam Maggs (Oct 2016)

Profiles of 25 women scientists.



Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World by Mackenzi Lee (Feb 2018)

Starting in the fifth century BCE and continuing to the present, Lee introduces readers to bold and inspiring women who dared to step outside traditional gender roles of their time.



Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science - and the World by Rachel Swaby (Apr 2015)

Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovators, as well as lesser-known but hugely significant scientists who influence our every day, profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one's ideas developed.



Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave and Brilliant Young Women by Kate Schatz (Jul 2018)

A collection of stories and art about inspiring and accomplished girls who have made positive impacts on the world before the age of 20.


Kids Recommendations:



Amazing Women: 101 Lives to Inspire You by Lucy Beevor (Feb 2018)

Featuring an international selection of female figures, this carefully curated collection highlights those who have achieved significantly in their fields, ranging from science and politics to sports and the arts.



Profiles fifty-two women in history who have risked their lives for the sake of adventure, including Sophie Blanchard, Mary Anning, Minnie Spotted Wolf, and Alia Muhammad Baker.



Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison (Dec 2017)

Based on her popular Instagram posts, debut author/illustrator Vashti Harrison shares the stories of 40 bold African American women who shaped history.



Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation by Cokie Roberts (Dec 2016)

Shares the stories of remarkable women who shaped American history between 1796 and 1828, including Dolley Madison, Isabella Graham, and Sacajawea.



She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton (May 2017)

A nonfiction picture book compilation of the stories of 13 American women who persisted in overcoming obstacles and changing the world.



She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History by Chelsea Clinton (Mar 2018)

Profiles the lives of thirteen women who have left their mark on world history, including Caroline Herschel, Marie Curie, Mary Verghese, and Malala Yousafzai.



Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women by Elena Favilli (Jan 2016)

100 bedtimes stories about the lives of 100 extraordinary women from the past and present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.



Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 by Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli (Nov 2017)

100 new bedtime stories, featuring the adventures of extraordinary women from Nefertiti to Beyonce.




Profiles thirty real-life princesses from history and today whose lives were marked by scandal, violence, and other less-than-happy fates.



This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer by Joan Holub (Sep 2017)

This board book highlights ten memorable female trailblazers.



Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World by Kate Pankhurst (Sep 2016)

Kate Pankhurst, descendant of Emmeline Pankhurst, has created this book about women who really changed the world.



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