Cordell, M.R. Courageous Women of the Civil War: Soldiers, Spies, Medics, and More. 256p. Chicago Review Press, $19.99 (978-1-6137-3200-7). Gr. 7-up.
Profiles of 16 women who defied traditional roles in order to contribute to and survive the Civil War. These brave women served as medics, spies, battlefield helpers, and even soldiers on the front lines.
Harness, Cheryl. Hillary Clinton: American Woman of the World. 2016. 182p. Simon & Schuster/Aladdin, $17.99 (978-1-4814-6057-6). Gr. 6-up.
Glass-breaking and history-making, Hillary Rodham Clinton has spent her life championing the rights of women, children, and the disenfranchised. This biography shares her journey to the White House thus far, in all its complexity both personally and professionally.
Noyce, Pendred E. Remarkable Minds: 17 More Pioneering Women in Science and Medicine. 2015. 183p. Tumblehome Learning, $18.95 (978-0-9907-8290-2), Gr. 7-up.
For centuries, women have dared to move beyond their traditional roles to pursue new understandings of the natural world. This book introduces 17 of those women, spanning four centuries and chronicles their contributions to natural science and medicine.
Monson, Marianne. Frontier Grit: The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women. 2016. 208p. Shadow Mountain, $19.99 (978-1-6297-2227-6). Gr. 9-up.
The exciting, dangerous stories (many untold) of 12 pioneer women who overcame obstacles, broke barriers, and changed the world in ways great and small.
Cohagan, Carolyn. Time Zero. 407p. She Writes Press, $12.95 (978-1-6315-2072-3). Gr. 9-up.
In a future Manhattan ruled by extremists, Mina is secretly taught to read by her grandmother. Mina’s education leads her down a path of rebellion that could get her killed.
Winter, Jonah. Hillary. Illus. By Raul Colon. 2016. 40p. Random House/Schwartz & Wade Books, $17.99 (978-0-5535-3388-0). PreS-Gr. 2.
A picture book biography about Hillary Rodham Clinton, an extraordinary woman who has made positive changes for girls and women worldwide while making political history.
Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee. Before We Visit the Goddess. 2016. 224p. Simon & Schuster, $25.00 (978-1-4767-9200-2). Gr. 9-up.
The intertwined stories of three generations of women haunted by their choices and the choices of their ancestors as they fight to find their places in the world and become independent.
Calkhoven, Laurie. Women Who Changed the World: 50 Amazing Americans. Illus. By Patricia Castelao. 2015. 96p. Scholastic, $8.99 (978-0-545-8962-9). Gr. 4-6.
Short biographies of fifty inspirational and influential American women who changed history through their lasting impacts and legacies.
Berne, Emma Carlson. What a Kick: How a Clutch World Cup Win Propelled Women’s Soccer. 2016. 64p. Capstone, $25.49 (978-0-7565-5293-0). Gr. 4-7.
Twenty-seven years after Title IX, the United States women’s soccer team won the 1999 World Cup and propelled the team and women’s soccer into the spotlight. The victory was more than winning a global title, it was a win for women in sports.
Paul, Caroline. The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure. Illus. By Wendy MacNaughton. 149p. Bloomsbury, $18.00 (978-1-63286-123-8). Gr. 6-up.
The real-life thrilling stories of adventurer Caroline Paul includes tips, activities, and stories of other female adventurers to encourage girls to conquer fears, face challenges, and live lives of confidence, self-reliance, and teamwork.