Girls Think of Everything

Author: Catherine Thimmesh
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618195637
Release Date: 2002-03
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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.

The Sky s the Limit

Author: Catherine Thimmesh
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618494898
Release Date: 2004-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents brief accounts of the work of a variety of women scientists in such fields as astronomy, biology, anthropology, and medicine.

Women in Science

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781607749769
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

A charmingly illustrated gift book profiling 50 famous women scientists from the ancient Greek mathematician, philosopher, and astronomer, Hypatia, to Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist.

Feminine Ingenuity

Author: Anne L. MacDonald
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307775498
Release Date: 2010-12-15
Genre: Social Science

"Written with clarity and a lively eye both for detail and for the progress of feminism in the United States." SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE In this fascinating study of American women inventors, historian Anne Macdonald shows how creative, resourceful, and entrepreneurial women helped to shatter the ancient stereotypes of mechanically inept womanhood. In presenting their stories, Anne Macdonald's thorough research in patent archives and her engaging use of period magazine, journals, lectures, records from major fairs and expositions, and interviews, have made her book nothing less than an overall history of the women's movement in America. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Women in Sports

Author: Rachel Ignotofsky
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781607749783
Release Date: 2017
Genre: ART

"Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science. A charmingly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Sports highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes--from well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, to lesser-known athletes like skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee and Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a men's professional league. Covering more than forty sports, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about notable women's teams throughout history, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and muscle anatomy. Women in Sports celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for the next generation of athletes"--

The Woman Who Invented Windshield Wipers

Author: Sara L. Latta
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 9780766058255
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Most people can't imagine a car without windshield wipers. How would you possibly see during a snow storm or downpour? But there was a time when drivers had to wipe the windshield themselves to clear it of snow and rain. And boy did they get wet. Readers find out how Mary Anderson's smart thinking helped her get a patent for the Windshield Cleaning Device.

Cool Women

Author: Dawn Chipman
Publisher:
ISBN: 1931497028
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

To celebrate the launch of The Cool Women Series, Girl Press re-releases an updated version of the award-winning bestseller, Cool Women. With a new foreword by The View's Lisa Ling and updated info on the coolest women in history, the ultimate book of role models for girls is back, and just as smart & sassy as the women who are its subject. Breezy writing and high design make it all fun and accessible -- a girl reading Cool Women will come away thinking that Madame Curie was brilliant, sure, but also that Madame Curie rocked.

Women Who Dared

Author: Linda Skeers
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781492653288
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Women have been doing amazing, daring, and dangerous things for years, but they're rarely mentioned in our history books as adventurers, daredevils, or rebels. This new compilation of brief biographies features women throughout history who have risked their lives for adventure—many of whom you may not know, but all of whom you'll WANT to know, such as: • Annie Edson Taylor, the first person who dared to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel • Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman who dared to fly in space • Helen Gibson, the first woman who dared to be a professional stunt person • And many more! This is the perfect read for anyone who wants to know what it means to explore, discover, play, climb, and fight like a girl!

Headstrong

Author: Rachel Swaby
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780553446807
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Science

Fifty-two inspiring and insightful profiles of history’s brightest female scientists. In 2013, the New York Times published an obituary for Yvonne Brill. It began: “She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job, and took eight years off from work to raise three children.” It wasn’t until the second paragraph that readers discovered why the Times had devoted several hundred words to her life: Brill was a brilliant rocket scientist who invented a propulsion system to keep communications satellites in orbit, and had recently been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Among the questions the obituary—and consequent outcry—prompted were, Who are the role models for today’s female scientists, and where can we find the stories that cast them in their true light? Headstrong delivers a powerful, global, and engaging response. Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovators, as well as lesser-known but hugely significant scientists who influence our every day, Rachel Swaby’s vibrant profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one’s ideas developed, from their first moment of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they’re best known. This fascinating tour reveals these 52 women at their best—while encouraging and inspiring a new generation of girls to put on their lab coats. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Some Writer

Author: Melissa Sweet
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544998483
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A New York Times Bestseller A Washington Post Best Book of 2016 A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016 Caldecott Honor winner Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell the story of this American literary icon. Readers young and old will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute, a New York Times bestseller, includes an afterword by Martha White, his granddaughter.

The New York Public Library Amazing Women in American History

Author: The New York Public Library
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0471192163
Release Date: 1998-04-03
Genre: History

The New York Public Library amazing women in American History Join Susan B. Anthony's fight for voting rights. Follow Sandra Day O'Connor to the U.S. Supreme Court and Sally Ride into space. Find the answers to your questions about the amazing women in American history... Who were the Daughters of Liberty? See page 19. Who was the first woman to run for president? See page 79. Who were early leaders of the women's movement? See page 38. Who was Sojourner Truth, and how did she get her name? See page 32. What were flappers? See page 115. Who was Mother Jones? See page 107. How did the National Organization for Women (NOW) begin? See page 138. What is The Feminine Mystique, and why is it so significant? See page 139. Also in this series . . . * The New York Public Library Incredible Earth * The New York Public Library Amazing Space * The New York Public Library Amazing African American History

The Kids Invention Book

Author: Arlene Erlbach
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9780822506355
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Turning dreams into inventions can be a challenge, but lots of kids do it every day. The Kids' Invention Book takes kids step-by-step through the creative process, from finding the inspiration to building a model. The book also includes information on applying for a patent, entering invention contests, and starting an inventors' club.

Women of Invention

Author: Charlotte Montague
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785835008
Release Date: 2018-06-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Hypatia was a Greek mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who invented the hydrometer in about 400 AD. Described as a charismatic teacher, she was seen as an evil symbol of the pagan science of learning and she was eventually murdered by Christian zealots. For many women in years gone by, the invention process was fraught with danger and difficulty. Not only did they face the hardship and obstacles of inventing, they also had to contend with the sexism and gender discrimination of a male world that believed women had nothing to contribute. Scientific women came to the fore with momentous innovations which were impossible for men to ignore. During World War Two, Austrian actress Hedy Lamarr became a pioneer in wireless communications, developing a “Secret Communications System.” More recently, 20-year-old Ann Makosinski has invented the ingenious Hollow Flashlight which converts radiant body heat into electricity. Meanwhile other women continued inventing in the domestic sphere with Miracle Mops, long-lasting lipsticks, and magic knickers. In every walk of twenty-first century life women have been challenging themselves (and men) to shape the way we live. The 150 remarkable women in this book show all too clearly that not only can invention no longer be described as a male dominated domain but that a woman’s inspiration and ingenuity will probably be driving the life-changing ideas of tomorrow’s world.

Technology

Author: Andi Diehn
Publisher: Nomad Press
ISBN: 9781619303232
Release Date: 2015-08-17
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Do you listen to music with an MP3 player or read books on a tablet? Do you play multiplayer video games with people on the other side of the world? Do you have a robot cleaning your kitchen? Maybe not yet, but someday! In Technology: Cool Women Who Code, kids in grades four through six learn about the thrilling effort that goes into researching, inventing, programming, and producing the technology we use today, from iPods to mechanical limbs. Young readers discover exactly what technology is, how it evolved, and where the future may lead. They also meet three women who have contributed to the field in critical ways, including Grace Hopper and Shaundra Bryant Daily. Technology: Cool Women Who Code combines high-interest content with links to online primary sources and essential questions that further expand kids’ knowledge and understanding of a topic they come in contact with every day. Compelling portraits of women who have excelled in meeting the challenges of their field keep kids interested and infused with a sense of possibility and determination.