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Soar, Elinor!

Brown, Tami Lewis (Author)
Roca, François (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2010. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Adventure, airplanes, aviation, determination, Elinor Smith, flying, gender roles, overcoming adversity, women
 
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#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women

Charleyboy, Lisa (Editor)
Leatherdale, Mary Beth (Editor)
Annick Press 2017. 110 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Body image, colonialism, discrimination, feminism, grandmothers, illustrations (photographs), Indigenous peoples, intertextuality, media literacy, multigenre, multimodal, princesses, self-esteem, social justice, traditions, women, women’s history
 
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Helen Thayer’s Arctic Adventure

Isaacs, Sally (Author)
Sasheva, Iva (Illustrator)
Capstone 2016. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Adventure, Arctic, courage, determination, dogs, expeditions, Helen Thayer, nature, North Pole, overcoming adversity, physical challenges, women
 
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The Passion of Dolssa

Berry, Julie (Author)
Penguin Random House 2016. 482 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: 13th century, Catholicism, France, friendship, gender equality, heretics, historical fiction, Inquisition, multiple voices, persecution, point of view, religions, women
 
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Mary Cassatt: Extraordinary Impressionist Painter

Herkert, Barbara (Author)
Swiatkowska, Gabi (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2015. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Abilities, artists, determination, gender roles, Impressionism (Art), individuality, Mary Cassatt, overcoming adversity, painting, women
 
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Missing Nimâmâ

Florence, Melanie (Author)
Thisdale, François (Illustrator)
Clockwise Press 2015. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Cree, family life, First Nations history, free verse, Indigenous peoples, magic realism, missing persons, mothers, mothers and daughters, multiple narrators, social justice, women
 
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Deep in the Sahara

Cunnane, Kelly (Author)
Hodadi, Hoda (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2013. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Africa, clothing, diversity, Islam, mothers and daughters, religions, second-person narration, women
 
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In the Bag!: Margaret Knight Wraps It Up

Kulling, Monica (Author)
Parkins, David (Illustrator)
Tundra Books 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Inventions, inventors, machines, Margaret Knight, overcoming adversity, perseverance, women
 
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Ada’s Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World’s First Computer Programmer

Robinson, Fiona (Author/Illustrator)
Abrams 2016. 36 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Ada Lovelace, computer programming, innovations, inventors, mathematics, overcoming adversity, paper cut-outs, women
 
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Rookie Yearbook Four

Gevinson, Tavi (Editor)
Penguin Random House 2015. 354 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Adolescence, anthologies, art, fashion, feminism, friendship, girls, multiple authors, multiple illustrators, photography, relationships, school life, self-esteem, sexuality, survival, women
 
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Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought)

Krull, Kathleen (Author)
Hewitt, Kathryn (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013. 96 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Anthologies, heroes, history, leaders, politicians, women
 
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Night Flight: Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic

Burleigh, Robert (Author)
Minor, Wendell (Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 2011. 36 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Air travel, airplanes, Amelia Earhart, courage, flight, women
 
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Girl Positive: Supporting Girls to Shape a New World

Fraser, Tatiana (Author)
Hagel, Caia (Author)
Penguin Random House Canada 2016. 342 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Economic disparity, feminism, gender roles, girls, identity, self-determination, self-discovery, self-esteem, sexuality, socio-economic disparity, stereotypes, women
 
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Flying Solo: How Ruth Elder Soared Into America’s Heart

Cummins, Julie (Author)
Laugesen, Malene R. (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Air travel, determination, flight, races, Ruth Elder, women
 
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The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever

Hopkins, H. Joseph (Author)
McElmurry, Jill (Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: California, deserts, ecology, education, Kate Sessions, parks, trees, women
 
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Nobody Cries at Bingo

Dumont, Dawn (Author)
Thistledown Press 2011. 306 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Discrimination, diversity, family life, First Nation reservations, first-person narration, Indigenous peoples, memoir, Saskatchewan, school life, social justice, stereotypes, violence, women
 
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Florence Nightingale

Demi (Author/Illustrator)
Macmillan 2014. 36 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Determination, Florence Nightingale, illustrations (collage), medicine, overcoming adversity, war, women
 
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Dare the Wind

Fern, Tracey (Author)
McCully, Emily Arnold (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Adventure, Eleanor Prentiss, engineering, navigation, perseverance, sailing, South America, transportation, women
 
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Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas

Ottaviani, Jim (Author)
Wicks, Maris (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2015. 144 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Animals, Biruté Galdikas, Dian Fossey, graphic biography, Jane Goodall, observation, primates, research, scientists, women
 
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The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Geek Girls

Maggs, Sam (Author)
Bastow, Kelly (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2015. 208 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Creativity, fandom, feminism, identity, instructions, media literacy, pop culture, women
 
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The Adventures of Superhero Girl

Hicks, Faith Erin (Author/Illustrator)
Dark Horse Comics 2013. 112 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Adventure, city life, gender roles, humour, identity, men, relationships, superheroes, women
 
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Coretta Scott

Shange, Ntozake (Author)
Nelson, Kadir (Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2011. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Black history, civil rights, Coretta Scott King, illustrations (oil paint), poetic language, women
 
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Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children

Pinborough, Jan (Author)
Atwell, Debby (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Anne Carroll Moore, children’s rights, librarians, libraries, literacy, women
 
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Spic-and-Span!: Lillian Gilbreth’s Wonder Kitchen

Kulling, Monica (Author)
Parkins, David (Illustrator)
Tundra Books 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Efficiency, family life, inventions, inventors, overcoming adversity, women
 
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Life in the Ocean: The Story of Sylvia Earle

Nivola, Claire A. (Author/Illustrator)
Macmillan 2012. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Ecology, marine biology, narrative non-fiction, oceans, Sylvia Earle, underwater life, women
 
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