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Mighty Girl Video: Exhibit Coordinator Georgina Goodlander

Mighty Girl Video: Exhibit Coordinator Georgina Goodlander

Women’s History Month 2015

Mighty Girl Story:
Watch Right Now! Georgina Goodlander
Stories, both real and imagined, show what girls can do. The stories of women’s lives, and the choices they made, encourage girls to think larger and bolder, and give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience.

~National Women’s History Project

“I think if you’re interested in working with art and working in museums, it’s just kind of getting out there and experiencing as many of them as you possibly can. I’ve always been fascinated with museums. Whenever I go to a new place, new country, new city, I always check out at least one museum.” ~ Georgina


Womens History Month Our History Is Our Strength


Books:

The Museum Book The Museum A Day at the Museum S is for Smithsonian The Museum
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Favorite Mighty Girl Biographies

Favorite Mighty Girl Biographies

Websites:

ADVENTURERS, DAREDEVILS AND FIRSTS

Amelia Lost Barreling Over Niagara Falls Brave Harriet: the first woman to fly the English Channel Daredevil: the daring life of Betty Skelton Fly High the Story of Bessie Coleman
Flying Solo: how Ruth Elder soared into America's heart Mrs. Harkness and the panda Sky high: the true story of Maggie Gee Soar, Elinor! Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa

ARTISTS

Imogen: the mother of modernism and three boys My name is Georgia: a portrait Restless spirit: the life and work of Dorothea Lange Stand there! she shouted: the invincible photographer Julia Margaret Cameron Through Georgia's Eyes

ATHLETES

Nothing but trouble : the story of Althea Gibson Tillie the terrible Swede Touch the sky Wilma Unlimited America's champion swimmer : Gertrude Ederle
Basketball belles Dirt on their skirts Fearless : the story of racing legend Louise Smith Mermaid Queen

MUSICIANS

Josephine: the dazzling life of Josephine Baker Leontyne Price Little Melba and Her Big Trombone My name is Celia Skit-scat Raggedy Cat: Ella Fitzgerald
When Marian Sang

NATURE & the OUTDOORS

Dive!: my adventures in the deep frontier The elephant scientist Life in the ocean: the story of oceanographer Sylvia Earle Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya Mother to Tigers
Natures Storyteller Rachel Carson and her book that changed the world The tree lady : the true story of how one tree-loving woman changed a city forever The watcher : Jane Goodall's life with the chimps

SCIENTISTS, INVENTORS & DOCTORS

In the bag!: Margaret Knight wraps it up Julia Morgan: built a castle Look Up!: Henrietta Leavitt, pioneering woman astronomer Marvelous Mattie: how Margaret E. Knight became an inventor Of numbers and stars: the story of Hypatia
Sally Ride: Life on a Mission Spic-and-span!: Lillian Gilbreth's wonder kitchen Stone girl, bone girl : a story of Mary Anning of Lyme Regis Temple Grandin: how the girl who loved cows embraced autism and changed the world Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?

SOCIAL CHANGE LEADERS & ACTIVISTS

Brave girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 Clara Barton: Founder of the American Red Cross Claudette Colvin: twice toward justice Coretta Scott Dear Malala We Stand With You
Eleanor, quiet no more : the life of Eleanor Roosevelt Elizabeth leads the way : Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the right to vote The Forbidden Schoolhouse : the true and dramatic story of Prudence Crandall and her students The girl from the tar paper school : Barbara Rose Johns and the advent of the civil rights movement I could do that : Esther Morris gets women the vote
Ida M. Tarbell : the woman who challenged big business--and won! Susan B. Anthony The librarian of Basra : a true story from Iraq Mary Walker wears the pants : the true story of the doctor, reformer, and Civil War hero My name is Gabriela : the life of Gabriela Mistral = Me llamo Gabriela : la vida de Gabriela Mistral
Paiute princess: the story of Sarah Winnemucca Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & her Family's Fight for Desegregation Side by side : the story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez = Lado a lado : la historia de Dolores Huerta y César Chávez Sonia Sotomayor : a judge grows in the Bronx = la juez que creció en el Bronx That's not fair! : Emma Tenayuca's struggle for justice = No es justo! : la lucha de Emma Tenayuca por la justicia

WRITERS

The Brontë sisters: the brief lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brown Girl Dreaming Bylines: a photobiography of Nellie Bly Ida B. Wells : let the truth be told Liberty's voice : the story of Emma Lazarus
Little author in the big woods : a biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder A voice of her own : the story of Phillis Wheatley, slave poet Wanda Gag: the Girl Who Lived to Draw Write on, Mercy! : the secret life of Mercy Otis Warren Zora! : the life of Zora Neal Hurston

MISC.

Bon appetit! : the delicious life of Julia Child Different like Coco Here come the Girl Scouts the Amazing all true story of Juliette Gordon Low Miss Moore thought otherwise: how Anne Carroll Moore created libraries for children Nurse, soldier spy: the story of sarah Edmonds a civil war nurse Oprah : the little speaker Shooting for the moon : the amazing life and times of Annie Oakley
What to do about Alice? : how Alice Roosevelt broke the rules, charmed the world, and drove her father Teddy crazy!
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Staff Pick – El Deafo

Staff Pick – El Deafo

El Deafo

A poignant graphic tale based on the creator’s own experiences with hearing loss follows the adventures of young Cece, who develops “superpowers” to manage the challenges of making friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid that sometimes lets her hear things she shouldn’t. 2015 Newbery Medal Honor Book

Imagine suddenly no longer being able to hear the sounds of anything around you. And then, through the magic of the Phonic Ear (hearing aid), sound reappears, but nothing sounds the same. In her graphic memoir, Cece Bell shares the story of her childhood through El Deafo – a superhero with super hearing powers! She captures both the humorous and difficult parts of growing up with a hearing loss – the challenges of lipreading, the unexpected private conversations heard when the teacher forgets to turn off the microphone outside of the classroom, the complexities of making friends, and so much more – as well as the trials and tribulations that every child goes through.
Deaf or not, every child will find some part of Bell’s experience that they can relate to. This book is a must-read.

Recommended By: Janet Spaulding – Selection Services

 

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2015 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner: Firebird

2015 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner: Firebird

FirebirdAmerican Ballet Theater soloist Misty Copeland encourages a young ballet student, with brown skin like her own, by telling her that she, too, had to learn basic steps and how to be graceful when she was starting out, and that some day, with practice and dedication, the little girl will become a firebird, too. Includes author’s note about dancers who led her to find her voice.

Firebird, Christopher Myers

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