Wednesday, February 19, 2014

#nf10for10: Girl Power Edition


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!

Annie

2 comments:

  1. Annie,
    I'm so excited to see so many books come out in which the characters are strong role models for girls. Here's to girl power!

    Cathy

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  2. Awesome list! We've read most of these and love them. There are a few that I want to read but that I'm not sure my 7 year old daughter will enjoy. Isn't it awesome that we can come up with 10 non-fiction books about strong women? Great!

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