February 25, 2020
Dust Bowl Girls by Lydia Reader
In the early 1930s, at the height of the Great Depression, an Oklahoma-based college basketball coach dreamed up an all girl team. Coach Sam Bab offered a free college education to any talented young woman, in exchange for playing on his basketball team, the Cardinals. Dust Bowl Girls takes readers on the Cardinals’ journey into women’s basketball history at a time when female athletes faced intense scrutiny and even ridcule.
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy
Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is profiled in this first picture book about her life. Why is important to stand up and argue against unfair treatment? Notorious RBG’s story is told through her famous dissents, or disagreements in this book that highlights the importance of taking a stand on your beliefs.
The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams by Tanya Lee Stone
Nobel Peace Prize award winner Jane Addams fought to build a community center that served Chicago’s struggling families. This is her story of her fight to transform a poor neighborhood in Chicago by opening up her house as a community center.
Marie Curie for Kids: Her Life and Scientific Discoveries, with 21 Activities and Experiments (For Kids series) by Amy M. O’Quinn
Eugenie Clark loved sharks. She devoted her life to learning everything you could about them, earning the name Shark Lady due to her many discoveries. At a time when many thought that women shouldn’t be scientists, Eugenie proved that women can do anything they set their minds to.
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker
Computer Decoder: Dorothy Vaughan, Computer Scientist by Andi Diehn