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              Women Heroes of World War I

              Women Heroes of World War I (Hardback)

              By Atwood, Kathryn J.

              • RRP: $39.99
              • $39.99
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              A commemoration of brave yet largely forgotten women who served in World War I.

              ISBN 9781613746868
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2014
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age Children
              Series Women of Action
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              5 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Women Heroes of World War II-the Pacific Theater: 15 Stories of Resistance, Rescue, Sabotage, and Survival

              Women Heroes of World War II-the Pacific Theater: 15 Stories of Resistance, Rescue, Sabotage, and Survival (Hardback)

              By Atwood, Kathryn J.

              • RRP: $39.99
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              Discusses several of the women and girls who risked their lives through their involvement in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. Fifteen ... stories unfold across China, Japan, Malaya, Singapore, the Dutch East Indies, and the Philippines, providing [a] ... rem...inder of womens' and girls' refusal to sit on the sidelines around the world and throughout history --Amazon.com.
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              ISBN 9781613731680
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2016
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Women of Action
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              Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures
               

              Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gibson, Karen Bush

              • RRP: $27.99
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              When Valentina Tereshkova blasted off aboard Vostok 6 on June 16, 1963, she became the first woman to rocket into space. It would be nineteen years before another woman got a chance--cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya in 1982--followed by American astronaut Sally Ride a year later. By... breaking the stratospheric ceiling, these women forged a path for many female astronauts, cosmonauts, and mission specialists to follow. Women in Space profiles twenty-three pioneers from around the world, including Eileen Collins, the first woman to command the space shuttle; Peggy Whitson, who orbited aboard the International Space Station for more than a year; and Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space. Readers will also learn about the Mercury 13, American women selected by NASA in the late 1950s to train for spaceflight. Though they matched and sometimes surpassed their male counterparts in performance, they were ultimately denied the opportunity to head out to the launching pad. Their story, and the stories of the pilots, physicists, and doctors who followed them, demonstrate the vital role women have played in the quest for scientific understanding.
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              ISBN 9781641603133
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Women of Action
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              Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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              Women Aviators

              Women Aviators (Hardback)

              By Gibson, Karen Bush

              • RRP: $39.99
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              Author Karen Bush Gibson profiles 26 women aviators who sought out and met challenges both in the sky and on the ground, where some still questioned their abilities. --Amazon.com.

              ISBN 9781613745403
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2013
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Series Women of Action
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              Bold Women of Medicine: 21 Stories of Astounding Discoveries, Daring Surgeries, and Healing Breakthroughs
               

              Bold Women of Medicine: 21 Stories of Astounding Discoveries, Daring Surgeries, and Healing Breakthroughs (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Latta, Susan M.

              • RRP: $27.99
              • $27.99
              • Pub Date
                10 Jan 22

              CBC - NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Students K-12 2017 Meet 21 determined women who have dedicated their lives to healing others. These courageous women from the 1800s to the present focused on finding cures, tending the sick and wounded, and healing with science and... compassion. Readers meet groundbreakers such as Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States; Mary Carson Breckinridge, the nurse on horseback who delivered babies in the Appalachian Mountains; and heart surgeon Kathy Magliato, one of the few women trained in heart transplant surgeries. Packed with photos, informative sidebars, and including source notes and a bibliography, this collection is an invaluable addition to any reader's bookshelf.
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              ISBN 9781641605700
              Released NZ 10 Jan 2022
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Women of Action
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              Women of the Frontier
               

              Women of the Frontier (Hardback)

              By Miller, Brandon Marie

              • RRP: $51.50
              • $38.14
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              Biographies of women who helped settle the American West.

              ISBN 9781883052973
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2013
              Publisher John Reed Book Distribution
              Interest Age Children
              Series Women of Action
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              World of Her Own

              World of Her Own (Hardback)

              By Michael, Ross

              • RRP: $39.99
              • $39.99
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              The stories of two dozen fascinating female explorers, from a wide range of eras, cultures, races, and economic backgrounds, are profiled in this entertaining and educational resource. Each of the women profiled overcame many obstacles to satisfy her curiosity and passions, inclu...ding Eleanor Creesy, who was a ship's navigator in the 1800s; Kate Jackson, an insatiable investigator of venomous snakes whose work has led her to remote Africa and Latin America; and Constanza Ceruti, the world's only female high-elevation archaeologist, who carries out excavations on the Earth's highest peaks in dangerously thin air and subzero temperatures. Offering not only important historical context but also original interviews with many intriguing modern explorers, this who's who of women explorers will provide inspiration to today's young women interested in nature, science, and a physical challenge.
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              ISBN 9781613744383
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2014
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age Children
              Series Women of Action
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              Courageous Women of the Vietnam War: Medics, Journalists, Survivors, and More
               

              Courageous Women of the Vietnam War: Medics, Journalists, Survivors, and More (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Atwood, Kathryn J.; Foreword by Evans, Diane Carlson

              • RRP: $27.99
              • $27.99
              • Pub Date
                26 Oct 21

              2019 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People List One of just a handful of women reporting on the Vietnam War, Kate Webb was captured by North Vietnamese troops and presumed dead--until she emerged from the jungle waving a piece of white parachute material after 23 da...ys in captivity. Le Ly Hayslip enjoyed a peaceful early childhood in a Vietnamese farming village before war changed her life forever. Brutalized by all sides, she escaped to the United States, where she eventually founded two humanitarian organizations. Lynda Van Devanter was an idealistic young nurse in 1969 when a plane carrying her and 350 men landed in South Vietnam. Her harrowing experiences working in a combat zone hospital would later serve as inspiration for the TV series China Beach. In these pages readers meet these and other brave women and girls who served in life-threatening roles as medics, journalists, resisters, and revolutionaries in the conflict in Vietnam. Author Kathryn J. Atwood presents a clear introduction to each of five chronological sections, guiding readers through the social and political turmoil that spanned two decades and the tenure of five US presidents. Each woman's story unfolds in a suspenseful, engaging way, incorporating plentiful original source materials, quotes, and photographs. Resources for further study, source notes and a bibliography, and a helpful map and glossary round out this exploration of one of modern history's most divisive wars, making it an invaluable addition to any student's or history buff's bookshelf.
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              ISBN 9781641605267
              Released NZ 26 Oct 2021
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Women of Action
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              This Noble Woman: Myrtilla Miner and Her Fight to Establish a School for African American Girls in the Slaveholding South
               

              This Noble Woman: Myrtilla Miner and Her Fight to Establish a School for African American Girls in the Slaveholding South (Hardback)

              By Greenburg, Michael M.

              • RRP: $51.50
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              The singular biography of a forgotten abolitionist and educator for young adults Frederick Douglass dismissed Myrtilla's plan to open a school for African American girls in the slaveholding South as reckless, almost to the point of madness. But Myrtilla Miner, the daughter of poo...r white farmers in Madison County, New York, was relentless. Fueled by an unyielding feminist conviction, and against a tide of hostility, on December 3, 1851, the fiery educator and abolitionist opened the School for Colored Girls--the only school in Washington D.C. dedicated to training African American students to be teachers. Although often in poor health, Myrtilla was a fierce advocate for her school, fending off numerous attacks including stonings, arson, and physical threats, and discouraged local rowdies by brandishing her revolver with open displays of target practice. The school would gradually gain national fame and stimulate a nationwide debate on the education of black people. Myrtilla's School for Colored Girls would slowly flourish through the years and exists even today as part of the University of the District of Columbia. The first modern biography of Myrtilla Miner for young adults, This Noble Woman , includes historic photos, source notes, a bibliography, and a list of resources for further exploration, making it an invaluable resource for any student's or history buff's bookshelf.
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              ISBN 9780912777092
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2018
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Women of Action
              Availability
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              Courageous Women of the Vietnam War: Medics, Journalists, Survivors, and More
               

              Courageous Women of the Vietnam War: Medics, Journalists, Survivors, and More (Hardback)

              By Atwood, Kathryn J.; Foreword by Evans, Diane Carlson

              [In this book] readers meet ... brave women and girls who served in life-threatening roles as medics, journalists, resisters, and revolutionaries in the conflict in Vietnam --Amazon.com.

              ISBN 9781613730744
              Released NZ 1 May 2018
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age 8-12 years
              Series Women of Action
              Availability
              Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
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