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Celebrate “Herstory” With a Good Book!
Independent Dames: What You Never Knew About the Women and Girls of the American Revolution by Laurie Anderson, 2008, tells exciting tales about women who did their part for the American Revolutionary war.

Over a hundred years after the Constitution was signed, women were still working to get the right to vote. Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote by Tanya Stone, 2008, introduces young readers to a well-known suffragist.

Ida B. Wells: Let the Truth be Told by Walter Dean Myers, 2008, is the true story of another famous woman, born a slave, who fought for the rights of women and African Americans.

At the turn of the nineteenth-century, women weren’t just agitating for the vote; one woman actually ran for president. Meet the first woman to run for our nation’s highest office in Ballots for Belva: The True Story of a Woman’s Race for the Presidency by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, 2008. Or read about the most recent woman to run for president in Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight by Kathleen Krull, 2008.

Running for president isn’t the only option for smart girls. In That Book Woman by Heather Henson, 2008, a boy in rural Appalachia learns to love reading from the “Book Woman”, a librarian on horseback who brought
books in sunshine or snow.

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