March 10, 2016 | jonesw
March is Women's History Month. Learn about famous women throughout history (and now!) with one of these biographies.
Presents the life of the prominent feminist, highlighting her career and influence as a writer, political activist, and co-founder of "Ms." magazine.
"Rowling's true-life, rags-to-riches story is as compelling as the world of Hogwarts that she created. This biography details not only Rowling's life and her love of literature but the story behind the creation of a modern classic."--Provided by publisher.
Examines the life of pioneer aviator Amelia Earhart, who mysteriously disappeared during an around-the-world flight in 1937.
Born the eighth of seventeen children in Philadelphia, Betsy Ross lived in a time when the American colonies were yearning for independence from British rule. Ross worked as a seamstress and was eager to contribute to the cause, making tents and repairing uniforms when the colonies declared war. By 1779 she was filling cartridges for the Continental Army. Did she sew the first flag? That's up for debate, but "Who Was Betsy Ross?" tells the story of a fierce patriot who certainly helped create the flag of a new nation.
A biography of the woman who served as First Lady for the longest time, and who was the first President's wife to speak out about important issues of the day, by writing newspapers articles and books, giving radio interviews and speeches, and teaching classes.
Describes the life and career of Harriet Beecher Stowe, focusing on her touchstone book "Uncle Tom's Cabin," which revealed to much of the United States the horrors of slavery.
A biography of the ninteenth-century woman who escaped slavery and helped many other slaves get to freedom on the Underground Railroad.
A biography of the Osage Indian ballerina whose love of dance took her from a life on a reservation to a career on the stage.
Presents the life of Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, known as Mother Teresa, who spent most of her life serving "the poorest of the poor" in Calcutta, India.