Recommendations from Kara
Books that celebrate female activists, icons, political leaders, scientists, mathematicians, artists, creators, performers, and athletes.
Educational and inspirational, this gift-worthy New York Times bestseller from the authors of Rad American Women A-Z, is a bold, illustrated collection of 40 biographical profiles showcasing extraordinary women from across the globe.
Icons features colorful portraits of 50 of the most admired women in the fields of music, politics, human rights, and film.
This diverse and inclusive collection features the world's most inspiring women, including Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Yayoi Kusama and so many more.
"Astonishing comics about world-changing women. What could possibly be better?" --NEIL GAIMAN
"Thoughtful, timely and super-engaging." --JACQUELINE WOODSON
"I wish I'd had Noisemakers when I was growing up." --ALISON BECHDEL
The #1 New York Times bestseller by Time's 2019 Person of the Year
The groundbreaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young climate activist who has become the voice of a generation, including her historic address to the United Nations
A chapter book edition of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai's bestselling story of courageously standing up for girls' education.Malala's powerful memoir of risking her life for the right to go to school is now abridged and adapted for chapter book readers.$13.99ISBN: 9780316495141Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2019
The ABCs of AOC is an inspiring, educational, and giftable book about the representative taking Congress--and the media--by storm.This empowering and informative book is the perfect conversation starter for young people interested in government and activism, and the ultimate gift for anyone who wants to learn more about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
$19.99ISBN: 9781419742668Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020
An inspiring history of all the women who have taken a seat in Congress!
For the first 128 years of America’s history, only men served in the Senate and House of Representatives. All that changed in January 1917 when Jeannette Rankin was sworn in as the first woman elected to Congress.$12.99ISBN: 9781534424555Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019
From the New York Times bestselling author of I Dissent comes a biographical graphic novel about celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a modern feminist icon—a leader in the fight for equal treatment of girls and women in society and the workplace.$19.95ISBN: 9781324004141Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)Published: Norton Young Readers - February 11th, 2020
A bold new collection showcasing the trailblazing individuals who fought for women’s suffrage, honoring the Nineteenth Amendment’s centennial anniversary.$8.99ISBN: 9781419736834Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 DaysPublished: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2019The riveting story of the most influential first lady in American history: Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt, Fighter for Justice shows young readers a different side of the former first lady. Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962) was a politician, activist, diplomat, and the longest-serving first lady of the United States. But she was more than that.$4.99ISBN: 9781443460279Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)Published: Collins - January 21st, 2020$32.50ISBN: 9781524763138Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)Published: Crown - November 13th, 2018
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States
$18.99ISBN: 9780316435178Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 12th, 2019
The inspiring true story of mathematician Katherine Johnson--made famous by the award-winning film Hidden Figures--who counted and computed her way to NASA and helped put a man on the moon!$19.99ISBN: 9781534421530Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - February 18th, 2020
“An inspiring look at women who realized curiosity plus tenacity equals success.” —Kirkus Reviews
“[A] captivating compendium.” —Publishers Weekly
Discover the histories of twenty incredible female scientists in this inspiring biography collection from beloved author Martha Freeman and Google Doodler Katy Wu.
$17.99ISBN: 9781492642046Availability: BackorderedPublished: Sourcebooks Explore - June 6th, 2017
One of New York Times' Twelve Books for Feminist Boys and Girls
This is the story of a woman who dared to dive, defy, discover, and inspire. This is the story of Shark Lady. One of the best science picture books for children, Shark Lady is a must for both teachers and parents alike$16.99ISBN: 9780358040828Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)Published: Versify - September 24th, 2019In this innovative middle grade novel, coding and music take center stage as new girl Emmy tries to find her place in a new school.$9.99ISBN: 9780358206934Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)Published: Clarion Books - March 31st, 2020The inspiring memoir for young readers about a Latina rocket scientist whose early life was transformed by joining the Girl Scouts and who currently serves as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA.
A meningitis outbreak in their underprivileged neighborhood left Sylvia Acevedo’s family forever altered.$17.95ISBN: 9781616898366Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)Published: Princeton Architectural Press - September 3rd, 2019Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) was an influential and award-winning sculptor, a beloved figure in the Bay Area art world, and a devoted activist who advocated tirelessly for arts education.$19.99ISBN: 9780593108727Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)Published: Dial Books - February 11th, 2020
An empowering and educational alphabet picture book about women artists, perfect for fans of Rad American Women A-Z.$19.95ISBN: 9780500651964Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)Published: Thames & Hudson - September 24th, 2019
Wonderfully illustrated throughout, this book tells inspiring stories of fifteen women artists who made a lasting impact on art and the world through their lives and work.$17.99ISBN: 9781681198507Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - January 7th, 2020
From acclaimed author and illustrator pairing comes a beautiful picture book biography about the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and how she fought for respect throughout her life.
Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Soul, a legend. But before she became a star, she was a shy little girl with a voice so powerful it made people jump up, sway, and hum along.$16.99ISBN: 9781423650980Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)Published: Gibbs Smith - February 12th, 2019
Part of a new collection of literary voices from Gibbs Smith, written by, and for, extraordinary women--to encourage, challenge, and inspire.$18.99ISBN: 9781250112491Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 DaysPublished: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 2nd, 2017
The bold story of Maya Lin, the visionary artist-architect who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
You may be familiar with the iconic Vietnam Veterans Memorial. But do you know about the artist-architect who created this landmark?$17.99ISBN: 9781452108377Availability: BackorderedPublished: Chronicle Books - November 7th, 2017
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is one of the most famous pieces of civic architecture in the world. But most people are not as familiar with the reserved college student who entered and won the design competition to build it.$18.99ISBN: 9781426336768Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)Published: National Geographic Kids - February 4th, 2020$17.99ISBN: 9780711252424Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - March 3rd, 2020$17.99ISBN: 9781624146947Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)Published: Page Street Kids - May 21st, 2019
Serena Williams is one of the biggest names in sports, but she grew up the littlest of five girls in her family. While sharing a room and playing tennis with her older sisters, Serena had to figure out how to be her own person—on and off the court.$14.99ISBN: 9781250143174Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)Published: First Second - January 14th, 2020
High school students embark on a crash course of friendship, female empowerment, and women's health issues in Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann's graphic novel Go With the Flow.
Good friends help you go with the flow.
Best friends help you start a revolution.$16.99ISBN: 9781607749783Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)Published: Ten Speed Press - July 18th, 2017
Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science.
Women for the win!$17.99ISBN: 9781534427228Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020
An NPR Best Book of the Year!
New York Times bestselling author Julie Fogliano and Caldecott Honor winner Jillian Tamaki come together to tell a delightful story of first friendship.
she is my best friend i think
i never had a best friend so i’m not sure
but i think she is a really good best friend
because when we were drawing
she drew m