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Mighty Girl Biographies

Mighty Girl Biographies

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ADVENTURERS, DAREDEVILS AND FIRSTS

Soar Elinor Brave Harriet Barreling Over Niagara Falls Mrs Harkness and the Panda
Fly High Amelia Lost Daredevil Flying Solo
Uncommon Traveler Sky High

ARTISTS

Through Georgia's Eyes My Name is Georgia Restless Spirit Stand There She Shouted
Imogen

ATHLETES

Mermaid Queen Fearless Touch the Sky Nothing But Trouble
Dirt on their Skirts Basketball Belles America's Champion Swimmer Wilma Unlimited
Tillie the Terrible Swede

MUSICIANS

Leontyne Price My Name is Celia Josephine Skit Scat Raggedy Cat
Melba and her Big Trombone When Marian Sang

NATURE & the OUTDOORS

Mama Miti Life in the Ocean Natures Storyteller Dive
Watcher Rachel Carson and Her Book Elephant Scientist Tree Lady
Mother to Tigers

SCIENTISTS, INVENTORS & DOCTORS

Sally Ride Temple Grandin Look Up Who Says Women Cant Be Doctors
In the Bag Of Numbers and Stars Spic and Span Stone Girl Bone Girl
Marvelous Mattie Julia Morgan Built a Castle

SOCIAL CHANGE LEADERS & ACTIVISTS

Brave Girl Clara Barton Claudette Colvin Coretta Scott
Dear Malala Eleanor Quiet No More Elizabeth Leads the Way Forbidden Schoolhouse
Girl From the Tar Paper School I Could Do That Ida M Tarbell Susan B Anthony
Librarian of Basra Mary Walker Wears Pants My Name is Gabriela Paiute Princess
Separate Is Never Equal Side By Side Sonia Sotomayor Thats Not Fair

WRITERS

Bronte Sisters Brown Girl Dreaming Bylines Ida B Wells
Libertys Voice Little Author in the Big Woods Voice of her Own Wanda Gag
Write On Mercy Zora

MISC.

Bon Appetit Different Like Coco Here Come the Girl Scouts Miss Moore Thought Otherwise
Nurse Soldier Spy Oprah Shooting for the Moon What to do about Alice
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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

 

Smile Drama Sisters Dumbest Idea Ever
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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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Beetle Busters

Beetle Busters

Mr. Ferris and his Wheel

This book about the tree-killing Asian longhorned beetle reveals how the help of everyday people, their neighborhoods, teams of beetle-sniffing dogs, and a nationwide effort from bug scientists to tree doctors are working to eradicate this invasive pest.

The Longhorn Beetle gets its name from its very long antennae, which look like two “long horns” coming off its head. There are two spiked protrusions coming off the thorax to aid in deferring predators.

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Longhorn Beetle

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Emerald Ash Borer Beetles
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