Friday, March 11, 2011

March is Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month! You can find many women's biographies for children in the Chester County Library System. Read below for a small sampling of what you can find at CC Library in Exton:

Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
By Candace Fleming
Age Level: Grades 4-7
Tells the story of Amelia Earhart's life--as a child, woman and pilot--and describes the search for her missing plane.

America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle
By David Adler
Age Level: Grades K-4
Describes the life and accomplishments of Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel and a figure in the early women's rights movement.

Eleanor, Quiet No More
By Doreen Rappaport
Age Level: Grades 3-6
The biographical details of Eleanor Roosevelt's life are combined with moving illustrations and quotations.

Mother Teresa
By Demi
Age Level: Grades 2-5
A biography of Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, known as Mother Teresa, who spent most of her life serving "the poorest of the poor" in Calcutta, India.

Sacagawea: Crossing the Continent with Lewis & Clark
By Emma Carlson Berne
Age Level: Grades 5-8
This book separates truth from legend, and offers some ideas on what eventually happened to Sacagawea, the native American who made it possible for Lewis and Clark to explore America's then-uncharted West.

When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson, the Voice of a Century
By Pam Munoz Ryan
Age Level: Grades K-5
Presents the life of Marian Anderson, extraordinary singer and civil rights activist, who was the first African-American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, whose life and career encouraged social change.

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