Thanks to Cathy, Mandy, and Julie for hosting this Nonfiction 10 for 10 Event (#nf10for10)! I have been trying to read down by TBR list (plus the extras I discover at the library while retrieving books from said list) by genre...all the concept/alphabet books, all the poetry books, and so on. When I first began working on picture book biographies, I noticed that I checked out a lot of books about dead presidents. Admittedly, I have been fascinated by JFK since 7th grade, but I was surprised by this trend in my reading. Therefore I made a concerted effort to read more picture book biographies about women. This is especially important to me as Little C's -- and, for that matter, Big B's -- mom. Filling this reading gap confirmed what I already suspected...girls rock! And there are a lot of awesome books that celebrate this!
Here is my ever-growing list of favorite picture book biographies that celebrate Girl Power.
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel
Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette 'Daisy' Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure by Shana Corey
Me...Jane by Patrick McDonnell
Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children by Jan Pinborough
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford
Players in Pigtails by Shana Corey
Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever by H. Joseph Hopkins
Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell by Tanya Less Stone
Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman by Kathleen Krull
I'm anxious to see what others chose for their #nf10for10!