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

Sotomayor, Sonia
Call Number: x 92 S7185-1

Beyoncé: Shine Your Light

Warren, Sarah E.
Call Number: x 92 B573Wa folio

Biddy Mason Speaks Up

White, Arisa
Call Number: x 92 M398Wh

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

Rockliff, Mara
Call Number: x 92 A7355Ro

Dolores Huerta Stands Strong: The Woman who Demanded Justice

Brill, Marlene Targ
Call Number: x 92 H887Br

The Flying Girl: How Aida de Acosta Learned to Soar

Engle, Margarita
Call Number: x 92 A185En

Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code

Wallmark, Laurie,
Call Number: x 92 H798Wa

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

Chaffee, Kim
Call Number: x 796.4 S979Ch

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race

Shetterly, Margot Lee
Call Number: x 920 S5535-1

It Began With a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way

Maclear, Kyo
Call Number: x 92 F961Ma

A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women's Rights

Hannigan, Kate
Call Number: x 92 L817Ha

Lights, Camera, Alice!

Rockliff, Mara
Call Number: x 92 G986Ro

No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Krull, Kathleen
Call Number: x 92 G493Kr

Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom

Robeson, Teresa
Call Number: x 92 W959Ro

Queen of the Falls

Van Allsburg, Chris.
Call Number: x 92 T238Va

Grades 2-5.

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

Stewart, Louise Kay
Call Number: x 324.3 S849

Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist

Keating, Jess
Call Number: x 92 C592Ke

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.

Sisters: Venus and Serena Williams

Winter, Jeanette
Call Number: x 796.34 W7275Wi

Trailblazer: The Story of Ballerina Raven Wilkinson

Schubert, Leda
Call Number: x 92 W687Sc

What do You do With a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan

Barton, Chris
Call Number: x 92 J82Ba

Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity

Suzuki, Sarah J. S.
Call Number: x 92 K965Su folio