Girl Power!


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You voted for it in February and here it is in April: Girl Power!
If you are a girl and you have Girl Power you can face anything! Check out these books, databases and websites to find out more about bravery and courageous girls like you.

Internet Links:

Girl Power WordGirl | PBS Kids
Animated Super hero WordGirl and her monkey sidekick, Captain Huggy Face,  
fight crime using her superhero strength and her colossal vocabulary.

Women of NASA Women of NASA
Do you find science, technology, engineering and mathematics fascinating? This website brings you the most interesting and inspiring stories about women at NASA and around the world who do good things.

First Ladies The First Ladies
Learn about the First Ladies of the United States beginning with Martha Washington through Michelle Obama.

Girl Scout Patch Girl Scouts
Find out about the Girl Scouts. Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

USA Gov for Kids Women's history month USA.Gov for Kids
Learn more about famous women throughout history complete with photographs.

Women Suffrage Pictures “Votes for Women” Suffrage Pictures 1850–1920
Overview of Women’s Suffrage with timeline and photographs.

Women who changed the 20th Century Women Who Changed the 20th Century
Oracle: Written by students for students.


Watch, read and learn! You can even find films and books in Spanish. Go to the section on People and Places and find a nonfiction and a fiction book about Rosa Parks. Learn more about Rosa Parks.

Printed Resources:

Good Sports book cover Yes, she can! : women's sports pioneers
by Glenn Stout
J 796.0922 S
This book tells the inspiring stories of five women who overcame adversity and discrimination to excel in their chosen sport

Zita the spacegirl book cover Zita the spacegirl. Book 1, Far from home
by Ben Hatke
In this graphic novel, Zita’s best friend is abducted by an alien doomsday cult. Zita leaps to the rescue and ends up a stranger on an even stranger planet

Every-day dress-up book cover Every-day dress-up
by Selina Alkoa
A young girl imagines her future as she dresses up in costumes and pretends to be great women from history. Some of the women are Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Chef Julia Child, queen of jazz Ella Fitzgerald, Amelia Earhart, Eleanor Roosevelt and others

Sweethearts of Rhythm book cover Sweethearts of Rhythm : The Story of the Greatest All-Girl Swing Band in the World
by Marilyn Nelson ; illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
J 811 N
In the 1940s, during World War II, an inter-racial all-female band, originating from a boarding school in the heart of Mississippi, performed in the most famous ballrooms in the country. They dared to be an interracial group despite the Jim Crow laws. This book contains thought-provoking poems and arresting images

Make way for Dyamonde Daniel book cover Make way for Dyamonde Daniel  
Nikki Grimes ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Dyamonde Daniel is the star of a new series by Nikki Grimes and Dyamonde is new in the town. With her upbeat, positive attitude and awesome brain power she takes the whole neighborhood by storm and makes new friends

Let it shine book cover Let it shine : stories of Black women freedom fighters
Andrea Davis Pinkney ; illustrated by Stephen Alcorn
J 323.09 P
True stories of Black women freedom fighters, whose courageous acts against oppression made them leaders in the battle for civil rights. The book profiles ten women of color including Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, and Shirley Chisholm

Tia Isa wants a car book cover Tìa Isa wants a car
Meg Medina ; illustrated by Claudio Muñozorg
A picture book follows the efforts of a Spanish American girl who does odd jobs and adds her money to the family savings. She hopes to help her family afford a first car and contribute to helping faraway relatives to join them someday

Katie Woo rules the school book cover Katie Woo rules the school
by Fran Manushkin ; illustrated by Tammie Lyonou
Katie Woo deals successfully with problems at school. Other books in the series are "Katie and the Class Pet," "No More Teasing," "The Big Lie," and "Star of the Show."

Sammy Keyes and the power of justice book cover Sammy Keyes and the power of Justice Jack
by Wendelin Van Draanen
Sammy has met Justice Jack, Santa Martina's very own superhero who is just a guy in spandex and a mask who rides around town on a dirt bike looking for crimes to fight. Mrs. Wedgewood has gone missing and some stolen cash has disappeared. Sammy knows it will be up to her to really solve the mystery

Amazing Grace book cover Amazing Grace
by Mary Hoffman ; pictures by Caroline Binch
J-E Hoffman
A classmate thinks Grace can not play Peter Pan in the class play because she is black and a girl. Grace knows she can do anything she decides to do

I am Wonder Woman book cover I am Wonder Woman
written by Erin K. Stein ; illustrations by Rick Farley
How does Diana, Princess of the Amazons, become the amazing Wonder Woman! Wonder Woman protects the Earth using a magic lasso, protective armbands, and super strength

Ballerina dreams book cover Ballerina dreams
by Lauren Thompson ; photographs by James Estrin
J 618.92 T
Ballerina Dreams is an inspiring true story of love, hope and courage that follows five little girls from Bayside, Queens who wanted to be ballerinas and did not let physical disabilities, or crutches, or wheelchairs, or walkers, get in the way of their dreams