A collection of biographies and autobiographies about women with strong, unique characters who followed their own inclinations and dreams. More books for children are at Kids Path.
The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor
Beyoncé: Shine Your Light
Biddy Mason Speaks Up
Bridget "Biddy" Mason, an African American philanthropist, healer, and midwife who was born into slavery. When Biddy arrived in California, where slavery was technically illegal, she was kept captive by her owners and forced to work without pay. But when Biddy learned that she was going to be taken to a slave state, she launched a plan to win her freedom.
Born to Swing: Lil Hardin Armstrong's Life in Jazz
Dolores Huerta Stands Strong: The Woman who Demanded Justice
The Flying Girl: How Aida de Acosta Learned to Soar
Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code
A picture book biography of the groundbreaking woman who helped create a programming language for computers.
Her Fearless Run: Kathrine Switzer's Historic Boston Marathon
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race
It Began With a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way
A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women's Rights
Lights, Camera, Alice!
No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom
Queen of the Falls
Distinctive art enhances this story of an unlikely daredevil. 62-year-old widow Annie Taylor was the first person and only woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel by herself - and survive! Oddly relevant in today's reality television world.
Rebel Voices: The Global Fight for Women's Equality and the Right to Vote
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist
The true story of Eugenie Clark, a professor, zoologist and scientist who turned her childhood love into a lifetime of exploration and study, and helped many to see sharks as more than just frightening man-eaters. Written for early grade readers, but readers of all ages can learn from the story of the real-life ‘shark lady,’ and lots of fun shark facts along the way.