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              Books in the Women of Action series

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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

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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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              Women Heroes of World War I

              Women Heroes of World War I (Hardback)

              By Atwood, Kathryn J.

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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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              Women of Steel and Stone: 22 Inspirational Architects, Engineers, and Landscape Designers
                

              Women of Steel and Stone: 22 Inspirational Architects, Engineers, and Landscape Designers (EPUB ebook)

              By Lewis, Anna M.; Lewis, Anna

              Reporting on a range of historical and contemporary female builders and designers, this educational book strives to inspire a new generation of girls in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math. With many of the profiles set against the backdrop of such landm...ark events as the women's suffrage and civil rights movements and the Industrial Revolution, and with original interviews from a number of current architects and engineers, this book provides inspiration and advice directly to young women by highlighting positive examples of how a strong work ethic, perseverance, and creativity can overcome life's obstacles. Each profile focuses on the strengths, passions, and interests each woman had growing up; where those traits took them; and what they achieved. Sidebars on related topics, source notes, and a bibliography make this an invaluable resource for further study --
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              ISBN 9781613745113
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              Released NZ 1 Jan 2014
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Series Women of Action
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              Women of the Frontier: 16 Tales of Trailblazing Homesteaders, Entrepreneurs, and Rabble-Rousers
               

              Women of the Frontier: 16 Tales of Trailblazing Homesteaders, Entrepreneurs, and Rabble-Rousers (EPUB ebook)

              By Miller, Brandon Marie

              Biographies of women who helped settle the American West.

              ISBN 9781613740002
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              Released NZ 1 Feb 2013
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Women of Action
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              Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics
               

              Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics (PDF ebook)

              By Atwood, Kathryn J.

              A commemoration of brave yet largely forgotten women who served in World War I.

              ISBN 9781613746875
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              Released NZ 1 Jun 2014
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Women of Action
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              The Many Faces of Josephine Baker: Dancer, Singer, Activist, Spy
                

              The Many Faces of Josephine Baker: Dancer, Singer, Activist, Spy (PDF ebook)

              By Caravantes, Peggy

              Author Peggy Caravantes follows Josephine Baker's life from her childhood in the depths of poverty to her comedic rise in vaudeville and fame in Europe. This biography also covers her outspoken participation in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, espionage work for the French Resista...nce during World War II, and adoption of 12 children--her rainbow tribe.
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              ISBN 9781613730355
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              Released NZ 1 Feb 2015
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age 13+ years
              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 (PDF ebook)

              By Greenburg, Michael M.

              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 p...oor 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, DC, 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 discouraging 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 9780912777108
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              Released NZ 1 Aug 2018
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              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 (PDF ebook)

              By Gibson, Karen Bush

              Stories of the female pilots, physicists, and doctors who broke the stratospheric ceiling.

              ISBN 9781613748459
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              Released NZ 1 Feb 2014
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Series Women of Action
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              Women Heroes of the American Revolution: 20 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Defiance, and Rescue
                

              Women Heroes of the American Revolution: 20 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Defiance, and Rescue (PDF ebook)

              By Casey, Susan

              Susan Casey gives 20 remarkable girls and women the spotlight they deserve in this lively collection of biographical profiles. These women took action in many ways: as spies, soldiers, nurses, water carriers, fundraisers, writers, couriers, and more. Women Heroes of the American ...Revolution brings a fresh new perspective to their stories resulting from interviews with historians and with descendants of participants of the Revolution and features ample excerpts from primary source documents. Also included are contextualizing sidebars, images, source notes, and a bibliography --
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              ISBN 9781613745847
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              Released NZ 1 Mar 2015
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Women of Action
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              The Many Faces of Josephine Baker: Dancer, Singer, Activist, Spy
                

              The Many Faces of Josephine Baker: Dancer, Singer, Activist, Spy (EPUB ebook)

              By Caravantes, Peggy

              Author Peggy Caravantes follows Josephine Baker's life from her childhood in the depths of poverty to her comedic rise in vaudeville and fame in Europe. This biography also covers her outspoken participation in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, espionage work for the French Resista...nce during World War II, and adoption of 12 children--her rainbow tribe.
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              ISBN 9781613730379
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              Released NZ 1 Feb 2015
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Series Women of Action
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