May We Suggest All May We Suggest posts from the CPL website en-US Nonfiction Picture Books for Women's History Month March is Women's History Month. To celebrate, try one of these great picture books featuring the true stories of strong, smart women throughout history. <div><br /><div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1463718.jpg" /></span>America's champion swimmer: Gertrude Ederle</a> by written by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Terry Widener<br /><span style="line-height:1.22;">Describes the life and accomplishments of Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel and a figure in the early women's rights movement</span></p></div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1463736.jpg" /></span>Eleanor quiet no more: the life of Eleanor Roosevelt</a> by written by Doreen Rappaport ; illustrated by Gary Kelley<br /><span style="line-height:1.22;">Explores the life of Eleanor Roosevelt from her upbringing, education, and marriage to Franklin Delano.</span></p></div><br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1447751.jpg" /></span>Elizabeth leads the way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the right to vote</a> by Tanya Lee Stone ; illustrations by Rebecca Gibbon<br /><span style="line-height:1.22;">Describes the life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a pioneer of women's rights.</span></p></div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1341951.jpg" /></span>The librarian of Basra: a true story from Iraq</a> by written &amp; illustrated by Jeanette Winter<br /><span style="line-height:1.22;">The true story of Alia </span><span style="color:#000000;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:small;line-height:normal;">Muhammad Baker and her efforts to save her library and its books in war-torn Iraq.</span></p><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1568681.jpg" /></span>Look up!: Henrietta Leavitt, pioneering woman astronomer</a> by Robert Burleigh ; illustrated by Raúl Colón<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">An illustrated portrait of astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt traces the years she spent measuring stars from her position at the Harvard College Observatory and her important discoveries that enabled the scientific community to gain a fuller understanding of the universe's vast size.</span></p></div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1377747.jpg" /></span>Marvelous Mattie: how Margaret E. Knight became an inventor</a> by Emily Arnold McCully<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Meet Mattie Knight - the woman known as "the Lady Edison. Mattie loved to make things - from a foot warmer to her mother to toys for her brothers. Find out what else this smart girl invented!</span></p></div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1565708.jpg" /></span>Miss Moore thought otherwise: how Anne Carroll Moore created libraries for children</a> by written by Jan Pinborough ; illustrated by Debby Atwell<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Examines the story of how librarian Ann Carroll Moore created the first children's room at the New York Public Library.</span></p><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1402523.jpg" /></span>Moses: when Harriet Tubman led her people to freedom</a> by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Describes Tubman's spiritual journey as she hears the voice of God guiding her north to freedom on that very first trip to escape the brutal practice of forced servitude.</span></p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1163638.jpg" /></span>My name is Georgia: a portrait</a> by Jeanette Winter<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Presents, in brief text and illustrations, the life of the painter who drew much of her inspiration from nature.</span></p><p class="book-record"></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1503745.jpg" /></span>Seeds of change: planting a path to peace</a> by Jen Cullerton Johnson ; illustrated by Sonia Lynn Sadler<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">A biography of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmentalist Wangari Maathai, a female scientist who made a stand in the face of opposition to women's rights and her own Greenbelt Movement, an effort to restore Kenya's ecosystem by planting millions of trees.--Provided by publisher.</span></p> <p></p><p class="book-record"></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1172926.jpg" /></span>Stone girl, bone girl</a> by Laurence Anholt ; illustrated by Sheila Moxley<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">A biography of the English girl whose discovery of an Ichthyosaurus skeleton in 1811 when she was twelve led to a life-long interest in fossils and other important discoveries.</span></p> <p></p> </div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1500743.jpg" /></span>Summer birds: the butterflies of Maria Merian</a> by Margarita Engle: illustrations by Julie Paschkis<br /><span style="color:#333333;font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:22.3999996185303px;">In the Middle Ages, people believed that insects were evil, born from mud in a process called spontaneous generation. Maria Merian was only a child, but she disagreed. --Provided by publisher.</span></p></div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1529065.jpg" /></span>The watcher: Jane Goodall's life with the chimps</a> by Jeanette Winter<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">An illustrated biography of British primatologist Jane Goodall, describing her childhood, the years she spent in the African forests to observe chimpanzees, and her efforts to protect and preserve primates and their habitats.</span></p> <br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1250278.jpg" /></span>When Marian sang: the true recital of Marian Anderson, the voice of a century</a> by [written by] Pam Munoz Ryan ; [illustrated by] Brian Selznick<br />An introduction to the life of Marian Anderson, extraordinary singer and civil rights activist, who was the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, whose life and career encouraged social change.</p><br /><p class="book-record"></p><p class="book-record"></p><p class="book-record"></p> <p></p><p class="book-record"></p></div></div></div> History Listeners Beginning Readers Non-fiction May We Suggest Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 lovetta 77953 at Louise Erdrich Wins Library of Congress Prize <img src="" alt="" class="image image-preview" height="87" width="200" style="float:right;" />On September 5, 2015 Louise Erdrich will receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction during the Library of Congress National Book Festival. Ms. Erdrich has won the National Book Award for <a href="">The Round House</a> and the National Book Critics Award for <a href="">Love Medicine</a>.  She was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for <a href="">The Plague Of Doves</a>. News Adults Seniors Fiction Audiobook Books eBooks Realistic Fiction May We Suggest Book Awards National Book Award National Book Critics Award Native Americans Pulitzer Prize Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:44:01 +0000 madame librarian 78178 at Look What's In Large Print: History “To me, history ought to be a source of pleasure. It isn't just part of our civic responsibility. To me, it's an enlargement of the experience of being alive, just the way literature or art or music is." ― David McCullough[The Title Always Comes Last; NEH 2003 Jefferson Lecturer interview profile]<br /><div><br />  <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1598731.jpg" /></span>Operation Paperclip [large print]: the secret intelligence program that brought Nazi scientists to America</a> by Annie Jacobsen</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1625402.jpg" /></span>The innovators [large print]: how a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution</a> by Walter Isaacson</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1605037.jpg" /></span>You must remember this [large print]: life and style in Hollywood's golden age</a> by Robert J. Wagner with Scott Eyman</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1577062.jpg" /></span>One summer [large print]: America, 1927</a> by Bill Bryson</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1574598.jpg" /></span>I invented the modern age [large print]: the rise of Henry Ford</a> by Richard Snow</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1553553.jpg" /></span>Birdseye [large print]: the adventures of a curious man</a> by Mark Kurlansky</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1545532.jpg" /></span>Destiny of the republic: a tale of madness, medicine, and the murder of a president</a> by Candice Millard</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1550493.jpg" /></span>Prague winter [large print]: a personal story of remembrance and war, 1937-1948</a> by Madeleine Albright ; with Bill Woodward</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1518386.jpg" /></span>Atlantic [large print]: the biography of an ocean</a> by Simon Winchester</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Rocket men [large print]: the epic story of the first men on the moon</a> by Craig Nelson</p></div> History Adults Seniors Non-fiction Books May We Suggest Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:55:02 +0000 madame librarian 78140 at March into the Madness <p></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1624625.jpg" /></span>Bleeding orange: fifty years of blind referees, screaming fans, beasts of the East, and Syracuse basketball</a> by Jim Boeheim, with Jack McCallum</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1410024.jpg" /></span>Cinderella: inside the rise of mid-major college basketball</a> by Michael Litos</p> <p class="book-record"></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>March madness [videodisc]: the greatest moments of the NCAA tournament</a></p> <p></p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1582599.jpg" /></span>March 1939: before the madness: the story of the first NCAA Basketball Tournament champions</a> by Terry Frei</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""></a><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1609670.jpg" /></span>Players first: coaching from the inside out</a> by John Calipari and Michael Sokolove</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Requiem for the Big East [videodisc]</a> by ESPN Films ; written and directed by Alex Gibney</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span></a><a href="">Schooled [videodisc]: the price of college sports</a> by produced by Andrew J. Muscato ; produced by Taylor Branch ; produced by Domonique Foxworth ; directed by Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin, Jonathan Paley ; a Makuhari Media Production ; in association with the Slater Group</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1580273.jpg" /></span>The sons of Westwood: John Wooden, UCLA, and the dynasty that changed college basketball</a> by John Matthew Smith</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""></a> </p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1624658.jpg" /></span>The whistleblower: rooting for the ref in the high- stakes world of college basketball</a> by Bob Katz</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""></a> </p> <p></p> Sports May We Suggest college basketball March Madness NCAA Basketball Tournaments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 19:43:44 +0000 obrienbc 78132 at Children's Biographies for Women's History Month <div><p class="book-record">In honor of Women's History Month, read the fascinating true stories of some of the many women who have shaped our world.</p><p class="book-record"></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1615332.jpg" /></span>I am Malala: how one girl stood up for education and changed the world</a> by Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick<br /><span style="line-height:1.22;">Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause. --Provided by publisher.</span></p><p></p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1557353.jpg" /></span>Bon appétit!: the delicious life of Julia Child</a> by Jessie Hartland<br />Follow Julia Child-chef, author, and television personality-from her childhood in Pasadena, California, to her life as a spy in WWII, to the cooking classes she took in Paris, to publication of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, to the funny moments of being a chef on TV. -- Provided by publisher.</p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1322860.jpg" /></span>The voice that challenged a nation: Marian Anderson and the struggle for equal rights</a> by Russell Freedman<br />In the mid-1930s, Marian Anderson was a famed vocalist who had been applauded by European royalty and welcomed at the White House. But, because of her race, she was denied the right to sing at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. This is the story of her resulting involvement in the civil rights movement of the time.</p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1155740.jpg" /></span>Red scarf girl: a memoir of the Cultural Revolution</a> by Ji-li Jiang ; foreword by David Henry Hwang<br /><span style="color:#000000;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:small;line-height:normal;">It's 1966, and twelve-year-old Ji-li Jiang has everything a girl could want: brains, friends, and a bright future in Communist China. But it's also the year that China's leader, Mao Ze-dong, launches the Cultural Revolution—and Ji-li's world begins to fall apart. --Provided by publisher.</span></p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1481231.jpg" /></span>Anne Frank: her life in words and pictures from the archives of the Anne Frank House</a> by Menno Metselaar and Ruud van der Rol ; translated by Arnold J. Pomerans<br />Filled with never-before-published snapshots, school pictures, and photos of the diary and the Secret Annex, this elegantly designed album is both a stand-alone introduction to Anne's life and a photographic companion to a classic of Holocaust literature. --Provided by publisher.</p></div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1264648.jpg" /></span>A voice of her own: the story of Phillis Wheatley, slave poet</a> by Kathryn Lasky ; illustrated by Paul Lee<br />Biography of Phillis Wheatly, an African slave who became the first known African American to become a published poet.</p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1547940.jpg" /></span>First Girl Scout: the life of Juliette Gordon Low</a> by Ginger Wadsworth<br />Offers insight into the life of Juliette Low, the woman behind the creation of Girl Scouts, discussing the events that impacted her vision, the controversy surrounding her methods, and the diverse group of individuals she welcomed.</p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1227477.jpg" /></span>Bull's-eye: a photobiography of Annie Oakley</a> by Sue Macy ; foreword by Bess Edwards<br />Sharpshooter Annie Oakley's life comes alive in this photobiography.</p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1570619.jpg" /></span>Annie Sullivan and the trials of Helen Keller</a> by Joseph Lambert ; with an introduction by TK<br />The story of Annie Sullivan, tutor to Helen Keller who was herself visually impaired, and how she was able to change the life of Helen and in process become her close friend and confidante.</p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1338343.jpg" /></span>Through my eyes</a> by Ruby Bridges ; articles and interviews compiled and edited by Margo Lundell<br />Ruby Bridges recounts the story of her involvement, as a six-year-old, in the integration of her school in New Orleans in 1960.</p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1498679.jpg" /></span>Amelia Earhart: this broad ocean</a> by Sarah Stewart Taylor &amp; Ben Towle ; with an introduction by Eileen Collins<br /><span style="color:#333333;font-size:14px;line-height:22.3999996185303px;">With an introduction by astronaut pioneer Eileen Collins, </span><em style="color:#333333;font-size:14px;line-height:22.3999996185303px;">Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean</em><span style="color:#333333;font-size:14px;line-height:22.3999996185303px;"> focuses on Amelia's triumphant crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in 1928. Panel by panel, it offers a glimpse of her relentless ambition and tireless will to promote women's rights. --Provided by publisher.</span></p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1404086.jpg" /></span>Something out of nothing: Marie Curie and radium</a> by Carla Killough McClafferty<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Meet Manya Sklodowska, better known today as Marie Curie, the co-discoverer of radium, and who became the first woman awarded the Nobel prize for her work on the discovery. Learn what life was like for Marie, and the effect her discovery had on the world.</span></p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1597157.jpg" /></span>Skit-scat raggedy cat: Ella Fitzgerald</a> by written by Roxane Orgill ; illustrated by Sean Qualls<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Follows the beloved American jazz singer's rise to fame, describing the difficult historical and cultural factors that she overcame.</span></p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1031720.jpg" /></span>Sadako and the thousand paper cranes</a> by Eleanor Coerr ; paintings by Ronald Himler<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Hospitalized with the dreaded atom bomb disease, leukemia, a child in Hiroshima races against time to fold one thousand paper cranes to verify the legend that by doing so a sick person will become healthy.</span></p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1163883.jpg" /></span>Restless spirit: the life and work of Dorothea Lange</a> by Elizabeth Partridge<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">A biography of Dorothea Lange, whose photographs of migrant workers, Japanese American internees, and rural poverty helped bring about important social reforms.</span></p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1207446.jpg" /></span>Fly high!: the story of Bessie Coleman</a> by Louise Borden and Mary Kay Kroeger ; illustrated by Teresa Flavin<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Discusses the life of the determined African American woman who went all the way to France in order to earn her pilot's license in 1921.</span></p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1578336.jpg" /></span>Vision of beauty: the story of Sarah Breedlove Walker</a> by Kathryn Lasky ; illustrated by Nneka Bennett<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Presents the life of Sarah Breedlove Walker who, though born in poverty, pioneered in hair and beauty care products for black women, and became a great financial success.</span></p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1551884.jpg" /></span>Last airlift: a Vietnamese orphan's rescue from war</a> by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Tells Tuyet's story of when she was an orphan in Vietnam during the war and when Saigon was taken over orphans were airlifted and brought to Canada, and recounts her first few days with her new family.</span></p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1549787.jpg" /></span>Temple Grandin: how the girl who loved cows embraced autism and changed the world</a> by Sy Montgomery<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Examines the life and accomplishments of Temple Grandin, whose childhood diagnosis of autism and love of cows led her to revolutionize the livestock industry.</span></p></div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1615324.jpg" /></span>Sally Ride: life on a mission</a> by Sue Macy<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Most people know Sally Ride as the first American female astronaut to travel in space. But in her lifetime she was also a nationally ranked tennis player, a physicist who enjoyed reading Shakespeare, a university professor, the founder of a company that helped inspire girls and young women to pursue careers in science and math, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. --Provided by publisher.</span></p> </div> History Kids Tweens Non-fiction Books Biography May We Suggest Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 lovetta 77896 at Backyard Birdsong <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Backyard%20Birdsong.preview.jpg" style="float:left;" />I now can identify certain birds by song thanks to this book. <a href="">The Backyard Birdsong Guide: A Guide to Listening</a> by Donald Kroodsma is a real treat — especially as Spring approaches. Look up a variety of birds located in Eastern and Central North America and you will find a photo of the bird, a brief description, information about their habitat, as well as information about their singing. But what is really nifty is that you can then punch in the number located next to the bird in the sound device located in the book and listen to the bird singing! Green/Environment Science Non-fiction May We Suggest bird song birds Mon, 16 Mar 2015 20:19:41 +0000 kimba 24569 at Celebrate St. Patrick's Day <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/luckyda3.jpg" style="float:right;" />Erin go Bragh! The celebration of St. Patrick's Day outside of Ireland is a clear indication of the Irish influence throughout the world. In the United States many cities and towns recognize March 17th with parades and parties to mark the holiday of Ireland's patron saint. Ireland has made a significant contribution to literature and the arts both in the United States and throughout the world. Celebrate the day by sampling a wee bit of Irish culture and history from some of the many titles available in the Library's collection:</p> <h3>Books</h3> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1224028.jpg" /></span>Atlas of the Celtic world</a> by John Haywood ; foreword by Barry Cunliffe — A historical, cultural and linguistic survey of the Celtic peoples from prehistoric times to the modern era, presented in a series of 54 full-color maps with accompanying text and 160 illustrations.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1264881.jpg" /></span>Black potatoes: the story of the great Irish famine, 1845-1850</a> by Susan Campbell Bartoletti — The story of the Great Irish Famine of the late 1840s through the voices of the Irish people.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1316086.jpg" /></span>Daughters of Ireland: the rebellious Kingsborough sisters and the making of a modern nation</a> by Janet Todd — The story of how one powerful Irish family and its involvement in the ill-fated Irish Rising of 1798.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1187824.jpg" /></span>Erin's blood royal: the Gaelic noble dynasties of Ireland</a> by Peter Berresford Ellis — This journey into the ancient world of the Celts traces the lives of Ireland's noble families who impacted Irish culture and documents the trials and tribulations of one of the most ancient aristocracies in Europe.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1142536.jpg" /></span>The famine ships: the Irish exodus to America</a> by Edward Laxton — The story of the brave Irish immigrants who between the years 1846 and 1851, crossed the Atlantic in leaky, overcrowded ships to make new lives for themselves in America.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1120373.jpg" /></span>How the Irish saved civilization: the untold story of Ireland's heroic role from the fall of Rome to the rise of medieval Europe</a> by Thomas Cahill — The fascinating story of the pivotal role that the Irish played in preserving and transmitting the classical literature of both Greece and Rome.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1262573.jpg" /></span>The Irish: a photohistory, 1840-1940</a> by Sean Sexton and Christine Kinealy — The history of Ireland in more than 200 photographs — beginning with the dawn of Irish photography in the 1840s.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1327710.jpg" /></span>Irish heroes &amp; heroines of America: 150 true stories of Irish American heroism</a> by Bartimole, John E., 1954- — Fascinating stories of 150 men and women who have indelibly changed the face of the country.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>The man who made Ireland: the life and death of Michael Collins</a> by Tim Pat Coogan — Biography of the controversial leader who played a key role in the founding of the Irish Republican Army, and helped to create the Republic of Ireland</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Modern journeys: the Irish in Detroit</a> by general editor, Ed Marman — Presents the stories of Irish Detroiters and profiles several of the area's most notable Irish organizations.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1225040.jpg" /></span>1001 things everyone should know about Irish-American history</a> by Edward T. O'Donnell — A comprehensive and vividly illustrated celebration of Irish enterprise, talent and courage, organized around such broad subjects as culture, politics, business, religion and sports.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1317587.jpg" /></span>St. Patrick of Ireland: a biography</a> by Philip Freeman — This modern biography of the patron saint of Ireland is an engaging account of a fascinating historical figure and the tumultuous times in which he lived.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1228290.jpg" /></span>The wearing of the green: a history of St. Patrick's Day</a> by Mike Cronin and Daryl Adair — Chronicles the full history of St. Patrick's Day — from its medieval origins, to plastic leprechauns and green beer — exploring the shared heritage of the Irish through the evolution of this holiday.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1214948.jpg" /></span>Wherever green is worn: the story of the Irish diaspora</a> by Tim Pat Coogan — A sweeping account of the Irish Diaspora, and the millions worldwide who call themselves Irish — from American presidents, to bestselling authors, to Riverdancers.</p> <h3>DVDs: Folklore and History</h3> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1431991.jpg" /></span>The Book of Kells [videodisc]: the work of angels?</a> by produced by Louis Lentin ; written and directed by Murray Grigor ; produced in association with ... DLT Entertainment Ltd. ; a Crescendo concept with Muse Film and Television and Viz Ltd — The Book of Kells' illuminated decoration and calligraphy adorning the Four Gospels have earned it the reputation as the most beautiful book in the world. This fascinating program tells the story of this magnificent masterpiece of Irish art.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1454025.jpg" /></span>The Celts [videodisc]: rich traditions and ancient myths</a> by a BBC-TV production in association with FR3 Bretagne-Pays de Loire and Österreichischer Rundfunk — Follows the story of the Celts from their earliest roots through the flowering of their culture and their enduring heritage today.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1431408.jpg" /></span>In search of ancient Ireland [videodisc]</a> — A look at the history and legends of ancient Ireland beginning in 2000 B.C., when Stone Age farmers built some of the largest and most spectacular Neolithic monuments in Europe, to 1167 A.D., when the Norman invasion placed Ireland under English control.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1486731.jpg" /></span>The Irish country house [videodisc]</a> by [a Wildgoose Films production for the Irish Georgian Society] — Filmed in over forty locations across Ireland, this program examines the heritage of the Irish country house and charts its development from the earliest cliff-top castles and fortified houses to the great Palladian mansions.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1216886.jpg" /></span>The Irish Empire [videodisc]</a> by Winstar T.V. &amp; Video, Inc — An exploration of the ups and downs of the Irish experience abroad — as seen by themselves and as they are perceived by others. Through diaries, letters, photographs, and compelling interviews, relive an exciting journey from the Great Famine to unprecedented worldwide influence.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1488312.jpg" /></span>Irish legends [videodisc]</a> by Cromwell Productions in association with Kultur — A presentation of many of the stories of the Celtic gods of Britain whose origins are shrouded in mystery.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1273058.jpg" /></span>Out of Ireland [videodisc]: the story of Irish emigration to America</a> — Examines the history of the seven million Irish who emigrated in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries including the causes of the exodus and the immigrant experience in the United States. Uses photographs, archival footage, manuscript material and interviews.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1352007.jpg" /></span>Patrick [videodisc]</a> — Narrated by Liam Neeson, this documents the life of St. Patrick with commentaries by the author Frank McCourt.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>St. Patrick [videodisc]: the man, the myth</a> by produced by Great North Productions, Inc. ... [et al.] in association with A&amp;E Network — Profiles the story of this saint who was kidnapped from Wales at 15, enslaved by a ruthless king for six years, and who returned to Ireland determined to convert the Irish to Christianity.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1493246.jpg" /></span>St. Patrick [videodisc]: the Apostle of Ireland</a> by Insight Film &amp; Video production ; a film by dt [Dave Tennant] ; produced in association with History Television ; produced in part with the association of CFCF I2 ; produced in association with ACCESS — An emotionally moving and visually dramatic rendition of the life of Ireland's patron saint.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin [videodisc]</a> — The story of 800-year-old St. Patrick's Cathedral, which has been witness to all the turbulence of Irish history down the centuries.</p> <h3>DVDs: Feature Films</h3> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Angela's ashes [videodisc]</a> by Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures International present a David Brown/ Scott Rudin/Dirty Hands Production ; an Alan Parker film — Born to Irish parents, McCourt endured a childhood of extreme poverty. He rose from humble beginnings to become a Pulitzer Prize winner. In Angela's Ashes, he recounts the heartbreaking stories and the soul-saving humor of his childhood. Based on the award-winning <a href="">memoir</a> by Frank McCourt.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1338964.jpg" /></span>The boxer [videodisc]</a> by Universal Pictures presents a Hell's Kitchen production ; a Jim Sheridan film — Former IRA member, Danny Flynn, is released from prison after 14 years determined to leave his violent past behind him in order to build a new life in his old home town.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1204105.jpg" /></span>Circle of friends [videodisc]</a> by Savoy Pictures presents in association with Rank Film Distributors ; directed by Pat O'Connor ; screenplay by Andrew Davies ; produced by Arlene Sellers, Alex Winitsky and Frank Price — Set in Ireland, this is the story of three girls who were friends when growing up. They are reunited in college, and renew their bonds. Based on the <a href="">novel</a> by Maeve Binchy.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>The Commitments [videodisc]</a> by Beacon presents a First Film Company/Dirty Hands production ; an Alan Parker film — An irresistible, comic drama overflowing and alive with passion, humor and music.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1249241.jpg" /></span>Dancing at Lughnasa [videodisc]</a> by a Sony Pictures Classics release ; Capitol Films, Channel Four Films, Ferndale Films in association with Bord Scannan na hEireann/The Irish Film Board, Radio Telefis Eireann presents a Noel Pearson production ; a Pat O'Connor film — Examines the emotional lives of the five unmarried Mundy sisters in 1936 rural Ireland.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1265196.jpg" /></span>Evelyn [videodisc]</a> by United Artists presents in association with First Look Media and Cinerenta, an Irish Dreamtime production — In 1950's Dublin, this is the true story of unemployed Desmond Doyle. He battles the courts to win back custody of his three children after they are sent to a Dublin orphanage when his wife leaves him and abandons their children.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>The field [videodisc]</a> by Granada Television — The "field" is a plot of land in rural Ireland, rented and tended by an old man. When the owner sells the land to an American developer, the old man decides to fight the change, regardless of the cost.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1269886.jpg" /></span>Gangs of New York [videodisc]</a> by Miramax Films presents a Martin Scorsese picture an Alberto Grimaldi production, a Miramax Films presentation — Nominated for ten Academy Awards, Martin Scorsese's impassioned epic is set on the meanest streets of New York, circa 1863, where a young man seeks revenge for his father's death amid the Civil War draft riots.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>In America [videodisc]</a> by Fox Searchlight presents a Hell's Kitchen production, a Jim Sheridan film — A moving story about an Irish illegal immigrant family trying to adjust to life in New York City.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1204816.jpg" /></span>Michael Collins [videodisc]</a> by Geffen Pictures — Politically charged story of Irish rebel leader Collins who with charm, guts and idealistic fervor leads the fight against British rule in the teens and 20s.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1539208.jpg" /></span>My left foot [videodisc]</a> by Miramax Films ; a Granada Film ; produced by Noel Pearson ; written by Shane Connaughton ; directed by Jim Sheridan — Exhilarating film with Day-Lewis in a tour de force as Christy Brown, feisty Irish artist-writer who was born with cerebral palsy.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Once [videodisc]</a> by Bórd Scannán na hÉireann ; Samson Films ; Summit Entertainment — A Dublin busker and vacuum-cleaner repairman enters into a personal and musical relationship with a piano playing florist from Czechoslovakia. Together they work through their past loves, and reveal their budding love for one another, through their songs.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1186187.jpg" /></span>The quiet man [videodisc]</a> by Republic Pictures ; an Argosy Production — Blarney and bliss, mixed in equal proportions. John Wayne plays an American boxer who returns to the Emerald Isle, his native land.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Random passage [videodisc]</a> by a Canada/ Ireland Co- production in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation — The story of a courageous woman's journey from servitude in Ireland to the harsh life of Outport Newfoundland.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1379487.jpg" /></span>Ryan's daughter [videodisc]</a> by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents a film by David Lean — Simple love story in western coastal Ireland, where young girl marries simple, plodding schoolteacher and has affair with British soldier stationed in town.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1190563.jpg" /></span>The secret of Roan Inish [videodisc]</a> by First Look Pictures releasing ; Jones Entertainment Group Ltd. in association with Peter Newman Productions present a Skerry Movies production — The magical tale of a girl whose search for her missing brother brings an Irish legend to life.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Waking Ned Devine [videodisc]</a> by Fox Searchlight Pictures and Tomboy Films present in association with The Gruber Brothers Mainstream SA Bonaparte Films, Ltd. the Isle of Man Film Commission and Overseas Filmgroup with the participation of Canal+ — When local wag Jackie O'Shea discovers that one of his neighbors in the village of Tulaigh Mohr is a lottery winner, he sees a chance to share in the wealth.</p> <h3>Music CDs</h3> <p>Music holds a special attraction for the Irish and the music of the Irish has traveled well throughout the world having a major influence on musical development in many areas of the world. Some of the artists found on compact discs in the Canton Public Library's collection include:</p> <ul><li><a href="">Altan</a> </li> <li><a href="">Anuna</a> </li> <li><a href="">Mary Black</a> </li> <li><a href="">Maire Brennan</a> </li> <li><a href="">Chieftans</a> </li> <li><a href="">Clancy Brothers</a> </li> <li><a href="">Corrs</a> </li> <li><a href="">Cranberries</a> </li> <li><a href="">Clannad</a> </li> <li><a href="">Enya</a> </li> <li><a href="">Irish Tenors</a> </li> <li><a href="">Eileen Ivers</a> </li> <li><a href="">Loreena McKennitt</a> </li> <li><a href="">Maura O'Connell</a> </li> <li><a href="">Solas</a> </li> <li><a href="">U2</a> </li> </ul> History Adults Non-fiction May We Suggest Celtic Music holidays Ireland Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:08:47 +0000 SuzyQ 1253 at Children's Nonfiction for Women's History Month <p></p> <div style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"><p class="book-record"></p> </div><div><p class="book-record" style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;">Celebrate by reading one of these stories about how women have changed history.</p><p class="book-record" style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"></p><p class="book-record" style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1188299.jpg" /></span>Girls think of everything: stories of ingenious inventions by women</a> by Catherine Thimmesh ; illustrated by Melissa Sweet<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Tells the story of how women throughout the ages have responded to situations confronting them in daily life by inventing such items as correction fluid, space helmets, and disposable diapers.</span></p><p class="book-record"><span style="line-height:19.6275196075439px;color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;"></span></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1577634.jpg" /></span>Almost astronauts: 13 women who dared to dream</a> by Tanya Lee Stone ; [foreword by Margaret A. Weitekamp]<br />Even though the Mercury 13 women did not make it into space, they did not lose, for their example empowered young women to take their place in the sky, piloting jets and commanding space capsules. -- Provided by publisher.</p> <p></p> </div><div style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1546305.jpg" /></span>Wild women of the Wild West</a> by Jonah Winter ; illustrated by Susan Guevara<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Describes the lives and accomplishments of noteworthy women from the Wild West, providing full-color portraits and biographical sketches of Calamity Jane, Annie Oakley, Belle Starr, Polly Pry, Nellie Cashman, and others, and including a time line.</span></p> </div><div style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1190372.jpg" /></span>Not one damsel in distress: world folktales for strong girls</a> by collected and told by Jane Yolen ; with illustrations by Susan Guevara<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">A collection of thirteen traditional tales from various parts of the world, with the main character of each being a fearless, strong, heroic, and resourceful woman.</span></p> </div><div style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1194697.jpg" /></span>Let it shine: stories of Black women freedom fighters</a> by Andrea Davis Pinkney ; illustrated by Stephen Alcorn<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Tells the stories of ten African-American women freedom fighters including Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks.</span></p> </div><div style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1551902.jpg" /></span>Women explorers: perils, pistols, and petticoats</a> by Julie Cummins ; illustrated by Cheryl Harness<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Profiles ten female explorers throughout history, describing the lives and accomplishments of Nellie Cashman, Annie Smith Peck, and other women who climbed mountains, studied Aboriginal cultures, lived with Pygmies, and more.</span></p> </div><div style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1448615.jpg" /></span>Independent dames: what you never knew about the women and girls of the American Revolution</a> by Laurie Halse Anderson ; illustrated by Matt Faulkner<br />Features the stories of some of the many women who played an important role in the American Revolution.</p></div><div><p class="book-record" style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1172011.jpg" /></span>Shower of gold: girls and women in the stories of India</a> by retold by Uma Krishnaswami ; with illustrations by Maniam Selven<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">A collection of stories featuring strong female figures from Hindu mythology, Buddhist tales, and others from the history and folklore of the Indian subcontinent. Each piece is accompanied by background information.</span></p><p class="book-record"><span style="line-height:19.6275196075439px;color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;"></span></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1447786.jpg" /></span>Madam president</a> by Catherine Thimmesh ; illustrated by Douglas B. Jones<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">The extraordinary, true and evolving story of women in American politics.</span></p> <p></p> </div><div style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1559688.jpg" /></span>The Brontë sisters: the brief lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne</a> by Catherine Reef<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Explores the turbulent lives of the three literary siblings and the oppressive times in which they lived, and offers insight into their classic nineteenth-century novels.</span></p> </div><div style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1156418.jpg" /></span>Ten queens: portraits of women of power</a> by Milton Meltzer ; illustrated by Bethanne Andersen<br />Most of these queens were, by today's standards, astonishingly young. Some were schooled to rule, others not. But all were ambitious, passionate, and determined to hold power. -- Provided by publisher.</p> </div><div style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1126623.jpg" /></span>Herstory: women who changed the world</a> by edited by Ruth Ashby and Deborah Gore Ohrn ; introduction by Gloria Steinem<br />A very special collection of short biographies offers insightful sketches of the lives and accomplishments of 150 of history's most influential and brilliant women. -- Provided by publisher.</p> </div><div style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1272461.jpg" /></span>Outrageous women of Civil War times</a> by Mary Rodd Furbee<br />Biographies of some outspoken and influential women of the North and South who broke barriers both in battle and on the home front.</p> </div><div style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1565800.jpg" /></span>Ladies first: women athletes who made a difference</a> by Ken Rappoport<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Presents profiles describing how women athletes not only made a lasting impact on their sport but also on society by overcoming discrimination against their gender, and sometimes their race, and by challenging popular misconceptions about women and sports.</span></p> </div><div style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1377879.jpg" /></span>Women of the wind: early women aviators</a> by Wanda Langley<br />Tells the stories of pioneering women aviators of the 20th century who paved the way for today's female pilots.</p>  </div><div style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1357811.jpg" /></span>Women of the frontier</a> by Charles W. Sundling<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Describes the experiences of women who went west in the latter part of the nineteenth century.</span></p>  </div><div style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1581611.jpg" /></span>Founding mothers: remembering the ladies</a> by Cokie Roberts ; illustrated by Diane Goode<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Presents an adaptation of the author's adult book that highlights an engaging cast of revolutionary founding mothers, including Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, and Dolley Madison.</span></p>  </div><div style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1555953.jpg" /></span>Girls who rocked the world: heroines from Joan of Arc to Mother Teresa</a> by Michelle Roehm McCann &amp; Amelie Welden<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Recounts the stories of forty-six women throughout history who impacted the world when they were teenagers or younger, covering Harriet Tubman, Coco Chanel, S.E. Hinton, Maya Lin, and others.</span></p>  </div> History Kids Tweens Non-fiction May We Suggest Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 lovetta 77897 at What We're Reading: March, 2015 <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610735.jpg" /></span>Teeny's tour of pie: a cookbook: mastering the art of pie in 67 recipes</a> by Teeny Lamothe</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623572.jpg" /></span>The Italians</a> by John Hooper</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Life on Mars. Series 1, discs 1 &amp; 2 [videodisc]</a> by a Kudos Film and Television Production for BBC Wales</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1625402.jpg" /></span>The innovators [large print]: how a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution</a> by Walter Isaacson</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623911.jpg" /></span>Crimson angel: a Benjamin January novel</a> by Barbara Hambly</p> Food and Cooking History Adults Seniors Fiction Non-fiction Audiobook Books Movies & Television eBooks Mystery May We Suggest Sat, 07 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 madame librarian 77866 at Born to Rule! In honor of <strong>Women's History Month</strong> check out some of these titles about female rulers throughout history: <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1344740.jpg" /></span>Born to rule: five reigning consorts, granddaughters of Queen Victoria: Maud of Norway, Sophie of Greece, Alexandra of Russia, Marie of Romania, and Victoria Eugenie of Spain</a> by Julie Gelardi</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1565856.jpg" /></span>Elizabeth and Mary: cousins, rivals, queens</a> by Jane Dunn</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1458057.jpg" /></span>Female pharaohs [videodisc]</a> by Discovery Communications</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1392680.jpg" /></span>Five empresses: court life in eighteenth-century Russia</a> by Evgenii V. Anisimov ; translated by Kathleen Carroll</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1520314.jpg" /></span>Livia, Empress of Rome: a biography</a> by Matthew Dennison</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1341726.jpg" /></span>Maharanis: the extraordinary tale of four Indian queens and their journey from purdah to parliament</a> by Lucy Moore</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1522432.jpg" /></span>She-wolves: the women who ruled England before Elizabeth</a> by Helen Castor</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1542232.jpg" /></span>Sister queens: the noble, tragic lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile</a> by Julia Fox</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1484254.jpg" /></span>The sisters who would be queen: Mary, Katherine, and Lady Jane Grey: a Tudor tragedy</a> by Leanda de Lisle</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1229947.jpg" /></span>Terrible tsarinas: five Russian women in power</a> by Henri Troyat ; translated by Andrea Lyn Secara</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1325697.jpg" /></span>Theodora: empress of Byzantium</a> by Paolo Cesaretti ; translated from the Italian by Rosanna M. Giammanco Frongia</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1163372.jpg" /></span>Victoria's daughters</a> by Jerrold M. Packard</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1155857.jpg" /></span>The warrior queens</a> by Antonia Fraser</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1234159.jpg" /></span>Women in purple: rulers of medieval Byzantium</a> by Judith Herrin</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Women who ruled</a> by Guida M. Jackson</p> History Adults Seniors Non-fiction Biography May We Suggest Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:29:30 +0000 SuzyQ 67226 at Picture Books for Women's History Month March is Women's History Month. To celebrate, try one of these great picture books with positive stories featuring strong female characters. <div><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1200420.jpg" /></span>Dancing in the wings</a> by Debbie Allen ; pictures by Kadir Nelson<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Sassy tries out for a summer dance festival in Washington, D.C., despite the other girls' taunts that she is much too tall.</span></p><br /><br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1273920.jpg" /></span>The dot</a> by Peter H. Reynolds<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Vashti believes that she cannot draw, but her art teacher's encouragement leads her to change her mind.</span></p> <br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1565065.jpg" /></span>The girl with a brave heart: a tale from Tehran</a> by written by Rita Jahan-Fouruz ; illustrated by Vali Mintzi<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">After showing kindness to a strange old woman, Shiraz receives the gift of beauty but her lazy and unkind stepsister, Nargues, suffers a less pleasant fate in this adaptation of the Grimm's fairy tale, Mother Hulda, reset in Tehran, Iran.</span></p> <p></p> </div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1433333.jpg" /></span>Grace for president</a> by Kelly DiPucchio ; pictures to LeUyen Pham<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">When Grace discovers that there has never been a female U.S. president, she decides to run for school president.</span></p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1532966.jpg" /></span>Marisol McDonald doesn't match</a> by story, Monica Brown ; illustrations, Sara Palacios ; Spanish translation, Adriana Domínguez = Marisol McDonald no combina / cuento, Monica Brown ; ilustraciones, Sara Palacios ; traducción al español, Adriana Domínguez<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Marisol McDonald, a biracial, nonconformist, soccer-playing pirate-princess with brown skin and red hair, celebrates her uniqueness.</span></p><p class="book-record"><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;"></span></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1528184.jpg" /></span>Me— Jane</a> by Patrick McDonnell<br />Holding her stuffed toy chimpanzee, young Jane Goodall observes nature, reads Tarzan books, and dreams of living in Africa and helping animals.</p> <p></p><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1506644.jpg" /></span>Not all princesses dress in pink</a> by Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple Yolen ; illustrated by Anne-Sophie Lanquetin<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Rhyming text affirms that girls can pursue their many interests, from playing sports to planting flowers in the dirt, without giving up their tiaras.</span></p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1185045.jpg" /></span>The paper bag princess</a> by story, Robert N. Munsch ; illus- trations, Michael Martchenko<br />The Princess Elizabeth is slated to marry Prince Ronald when a dragon attacks the castle and kidnaps Ronald. In resourceful and humorous fashion, Elizabeth finds the dragon, outsmarts him, and rescues Ronald --- who is less than pleased at her un-princess-like appearance.</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1353556.jpg" /></span>Pirate girl</a> by Cornelia Funke ; illustrated by Kerstin Meyer ; translated by Chantal Wright<br />Ferocious Captian Firebeard thinks that he and his band of ruthless pirates rule the high seas. But Firebeard's crew meet their match when they kidnap a girl named Molly<br /></p> <br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1268201.jpg" /></span>Players in pigtails</a> by Shana Corey ; illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Katie Casey, a fictional character, helps start the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, which gave women the opportunity to play professional baseball while America was involved in World War II.</span></p><p class="book-record"></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1433342.jpg" /></span>Princess Grace</a> by Mary Hoffman ; pictures by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Grace wants to participate in her community festival's princess float, but first she must decide what sort of a princess she wants to be--from an African princess in kente cloth robes to a floaty pink fairy tale princess.</span></p> <p></p><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1574326.jpg" /></span>Rosie Revere, engineer</a> by Andrea Beaty ; illustrated by David Roberts<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">A young aspiring engineer must first conquer her fear of failure.</span></p></div><br /><br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1142699.jpg" /></span>Rumpelstiltskin's daughter</a> by Diane Stanley<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Rumpelstiltskin's daughter may not be able to spin straw into gold, but she is more than a match for a monarch whose greed has blighted an entire kingdom.</span></p><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1219793.jpg" /></span>SkySisters</a> by Jan Bourdeau Waboose ; illustrated by Brian Deines<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Two Ojibway sisters trek across the frozen north country to see the SkySpirits, the Northern Lights.</span></p><p class="book-record"></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1477477.jpg" /></span>Sparrow Girl</a> by written by Sara Pennypacker ; illustrated by Yoko Tanaka<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">When China's leader declares a war on sparrows, Ming-Li cannot think of the sky without birds in it, and while her countrymen are killing the birds, she and her brother try to save as many as they can.</span></p> <p></p><p class="book-record"></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1215197.jpg" /></span>Stand tall, Molly Lou Melon</a> by written by Patty Lovell ; illustrated by David Catrow<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Even when the class bully at her new school makes fun of her, Molly remembers what her grandmother told her and she feels good about herself.</span></p><p class="book-record"></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1118198.jpg" /></span>Swamp Angel</a> by Anne Isaacs ; illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Along with other amazing feats, Angelica Longrider, also known as Swamp Angel, wrestles a huge bear, known as Thundering Tarnation, to save the winter supplies of the settlers in Tennessee.</span></p> <p></p> <p></p><p class="book-record"></p><p class="book-record"></p> <p></p><p class="book-record"></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1282259.jpg" /></span>Thunder Rose</a> by Jerdine Nolen ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Unusual from the day she is born, Thunder Rose performs all sorts of amazing feats, including building fences, taming a stampeding herd of steers, capturing a gang of rustlers, and turning aside a tornado.</span></p> <p></p> </div></div></div></div> History Listeners Beginning Readers Fiction Non-fiction Biography Inspirational Fiction Picture Book Realistic Fiction May We Suggest Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 lovetta 77845 at Every Day is a Good Day to Read March is National Reading Month, and we want to stress how important it is to read to your child everyday. If you read just 15 minutes a day during the first five years of a child's life, that's over 450 hours (or over 19 whole days!) of reading by their fifth birthday. There is a book for every day of the week, and we can prove it:<div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1524771.jpg" /></span>Monday is one day</a> by Arthur A. Levine ; illustrated by Julian Hector</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1083536.jpg" /></span>Tuesday</a> by David Wiesner</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1611219.jpg" /></span>Wednesday</a> by Anne Bertier ; translated from the French by Claudia Z. Bedrick</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1231409.jpg" /></span>Where does Thursday go?</a> by words, Janeen Brian ; pictures, Stephen Michael King</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1442085.jpg" /></span>Friday my Radio Flyer flew</a> by Zachary Pullen</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1568761.jpg" /></span>Saturday is Dadurday</a> by Robin Pulver ; illustrations by R.W. Alley</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1497076.jpg" /></span>Sunday love</a> by Alison Paul</p> </div></div> Listeners Beginning Readers Parents Picture Book May We Suggest Sun, 01 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 ms.amelia 77671 at Celebrating Extraordinary Women Throughout History <p>Marie Curie. Eleanor Roosevelt. Susan B. Anthony. Elizabeth I of England. Florence Nightingale. These remarkable women are well known to most of us, but there are many others in history just as remarkable whose names may not be as recognizable. In honor of <a href="">Women's History Month</a> we should all make some time to learn about them by reading some of the many biographies to found in the library's collection:</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1431962.jpg" /></span>Bella Abzug: how one tough broad from the Bronx fought Jim Crow and Joe McCarthy, pissed off Jimmy Carter, battled for the rights of women and workers, rallied against war and for the planet, and shook up politics along the way: an oral history</a> by Suzanne Braun Levine and Mary Thom — <strong>Bella Abzug</strong>, American lawyer, congresswoman and social activist</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1222765.jpg" /></span>Jane Addams and the dream of American democracy: a life</a> by Jean Bethke Elshtain — <strong>Jane Addams</strong>, American social reformer, suffrage leader and the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1379224.jpg" /></span>Anna of all the Russias: the life of Anna Akhmatova</a> by Elaine Feinstein — <strong>Anna Akhmatova</strong>, Influential Russian poet</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1352731.jpg" /></span>Arbella: England's lost queen</a> by Sarah Gristwood — <strong>Arbella</strong>, English Renaissance noblewoman</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1316099.jpg" /></span>To the heart of the Nile: Lady Florence Baker and the exploration of Central Africa</a> by Richard Hall — <strong>Florence Baker</strong>, Explorer of Central Africa</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1219336.jpg" /></span>A lady, first: my life in the Kennedy White House and the American embassies of Paris and Rome</a> by Letitia Baldrige — <strong>Letitia Baldridge</strong>, American etiquette writer and White House social secretary to Jacqueline Kennedy</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1135707.jpg" /></span>Desert queen: the extraordinary life of Gertrude Bell: adventurer, advisor to kings, ally of Lawrence of Arabia</a> by Janet Wallach — <strong>Gertrude Bell</strong>, English writer, traveller and archaeologist</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Margaret Bourke-White: a biography</a> by Vicki Goldberg — <strong>Margaret Bourke-White</strong>, American documentary photographer. Was the first female photographer for Life magazine</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1350279.jpg" /></span>Mistress Bradstreet: the untold life of America's first poet</a> by Charlotte Gordon — <strong>Anne Bradstreet</strong>, First American woman poet to have her works published</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1107574.jpg" /></span>America's first woman lawyer: the biography of Myra Bradwell</a> by Jane M. Friedman — <strong>Myra Bradwell</strong>, First woman lawyer to practice in the United States</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1129086.jpg" /></span>A schoolteacher in old Alaska: the story of Hannah Breece</a> by edited and with an introduction and commentary by Jane Jacobs — <strong>Hannah Breece</strong>, Teacher on the Alaskan frontier 1904-1918</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Queen of Bohemia: the life of Louise Bryant</a> by Mary V. Dearborn — <strong>Louise Bryant</strong>, American journalist and political activist</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Immigrant saint: the life of Mother Cabrini</a> by Pietro Di Donato — <strong>Frances Cabrini</strong>, First American citizen to be canonized a saint by the Catholic Church</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1509716.jpg" /></span>Catherine of Siena: a passionate life</a> by Don Brophy — <strong>Catherine of Siena</strong>, Catholic philosopher, theologian and Dominican nun</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1235378.jpg" /></span>Camille Claudel: a life</a> by Odile Ayral-Clause — <strong>Camille Claudel</strong>, French sculptor and graphic artist</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Queen Bess: daredevil aviator</a> by Doris L. Rich — <strong>Bessie Coleman</strong>, First African American woman pilot</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1124856.jpg" /></span>Spyglass: an autobiography</a> by Hélène Deschamps; edited by Karyn Monget — <strong>Helene Deschamps</strong>, Heroine of the French Resistance in World War II</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1389222.jpg" /></span>America's Joan of Arc: the life of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson</a> by J. Matthew Gallman — <strong>Anna Elizabeth Dickinson</strong>, American orator, abolitionist and advocate of women's suffrage</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1160893.jpg" /></span>Desert flower: the extraordinary journey of a desert nomad</a> by Waris Dirie and Cathleen Miller — <strong>Waris Dirie</strong>, Somali author, actress and human rights activist</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1124219.jpg" /></span>Voice for the mad: the life of Dorothea Dix</a> by David Gollaher — <strong>Dorothea Dix</strong>, 19th century American social reformer and advocate for the mentally ill</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1171664.jpg" /></span>Jacqueline du Pré: her life, her music, her legend</a> by Elizabeth Wilson — <strong>Jacqueline du Pre</strong>, Celebrated British cellist</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1475468.jpg" /></span>Young woman and the sea: how Trudy Ederle conquered the English Channel and inspired the world</a> by Glenn Stout — <strong>Gertrude Ederle</strong>, First woman to swim the English Channel</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1137999.jpg" /></span>Jocelyn Elders, M.D.: from sharecropper's daughter to surgeon general of the United States of America</a> by Joycelyn Elders and David Chanoff — <strong>Jocelyn Elders</strong>, First African American Surgeon General of the United States</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Charlotte Forten: a Black teacher in the Civil War</a> by Peter Burchard — <strong>Charlotte Forten</strong>, African American antislavery activist, poet and educator</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Jessie Benton Fremont: a biography</a> by Pamela Herr — <strong>Jessie Benton Fremont</strong>, American pioneer, writer and political activist</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1282413.jpg" /></span>Gellhorn: a twentieth-century life</a> by Caroline Moorehead — <strong>Martha Gellhorn</strong>, American journalist and war correspondent</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1199695.jpg" /></span>Lillian Gish: her legend, her life</a> by Charles Affron — <strong>Lillian Gish</strong>, American actress of stage, screen and television whose career spanned 75 years from 1912 to 1987</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1337541.jpg" /></span>Hetty: the genius and madness of America's first female tycoon</a> by Charles Slack — <strong>Hetty Green</strong>, American businesswoman and the first female tycoon</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1398050.jpg" /></span>The girl with the gallery: Edith Gregor Halpert and the making of the modern art market</a> by Lindsay Pollock — <strong>Edith Gregor Halpert</strong>, Art dealer</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>This little light of mine: the life of Fannie Lou Hamer</a> by Kay Mills — <strong>Fannie Lou Hamer</strong>, Civil rights activist</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1309414.jpg" /></span>Open wide the freedom gates: a memoir</a> by Dorothy Height; 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W. Michael Smith — <strong>Molly Ivins</strong>, Amerian journalist, political commentator and humorist</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1313675.jpg" /></span>Harriet Jacobs: a life</a> by Jean Fagan Yellin — <strong>Harriet Jacobs</strong>, American writer, abolitionist and social reformer</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1107835.jpg" /></span>Dancing spirit: an autobiography</a> by Judith Jamison with Howard Kaplan — <strong>Judith Jamison</strong>, American dancer and choreographer for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1200598.jpg" /></span>Mother Jones: the most dangerous woman in America</a> by Elliott J. 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Wells</strong>, African American journalist and newspaper editor</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Fanny Wright, rebel in America</a> by Celia Morris Eckhardt — <strong>Fanny Wright</strong>, Scottish-born writer, feminist, abolitionist &amp; social reformer of the 19th century</p> History Teens Adults Non-fiction Biography May We Suggest women's history Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:15:31 +0000 SuzyQ 24089 at Historical Fiction for Sixth Graders <p></p><h3>Sixth Grade</h3><p></p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1194571.jpg" /></span>Stowaway</a> by Karen Hesse; with illustrations by Robert Andrew Parker</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1227357.jpg" /></span>Journey to the river sea</a> by Eva Ibbotson; illustrated by Kevin Hawkes</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1454415.jpg" /></span>Sword</a> by Da Chen</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1202785.jpg" /></span>A single shard</a> by Linda Sue Park</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1510595.jpg" /></span>Moon over Manifest</a> by Clare Vanderpool</p> Tweens Fiction Historical Fiction May We Suggest Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:03:21 +0000 albergak 77884 at Historical Fiction for Fifth Graders <p></p><h3>Fifth Grade</h3><p></p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1433428.jpg" /></span>Shooting the moon</a> by Frances O'Roark Dowell</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1216658.jpg" /></span>Boston Jane: an adventure</a> by Jennifer L. Holm</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1074612.jpg" /></span>Number the stars</a> by Lois Lowry</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1528854.jpg" /></span>Unsinkable</a> by Gordon Korman</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1321587.jpg" /></span>Maroo of the winter caves</a> by Ann Turnbull</p> Kids Tweens Fiction Historical Fiction May We Suggest Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:02:12 +0000 albergak 77883 at