Picture Books By Topic: women

Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code

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By: Laurie Wallmark
Illustrated by: Katy Wu
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Description: The riveting true story of a trailblazing woman. Grace Hopper coined the term “computer bug” and taught computers to “speak English.” Throughout her life, Hopper succeeded in doing what no one had ever done before. Forced to retire at 60, but then asked to return, Grace finally retired from the Navy at age 80. (adapted from publ description)
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Miss Colfax’s Light

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By: Aimee' Bissonette
Illustrated by: Eileen Ryan Ewen
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Description: In 1861, at the age of 37, Harriet Colfax took on the job of lighthouse keeper for the Michigan City lighthouse off Lake Michigan. It was a bold and determined endeavor. For 43 years, until the age of 80, Harriet kept her light burning, through storms, harsh winters, and changes in technology. This true story contains excerpts from her actual log. (adapted from publisher)
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No Truth without Ruth: The life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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By: Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by: Nancy Zhang
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Description: Before becoming a justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth had to fight the notion that being female meant that she was less smart, less qualified, and less worthy of attention than her male counterparts. But her fight for equality as a lawyer made an imprint on American history, by changing the way the law dealt with women's rights. (adapted from publisher)
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