Radioactive!: How Irène Curie & Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World by Winifred Conkling Middle School, High School Algonquin 227 pp. 1/16 978-1-61620-415-0 $17.95 e-book ed. 978-1-61620-555-3 $17.95 While there have been plenty of biographies of Marie Curie for teens, little has been published for this audience about her daughter, Irène. Conkling’s biography […]
Krull, Kathleen Dolley Madison Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher Gr. 4–6 48 pp. Bloomsbury Krull, Kathleen Judy Blume Illustrated by David Leonard Gr. 4–6 48 pp. Bloomsbury Krull, Kathleen Sonia Sotomayor Illustrated by Angela Dominguez Gr. 4–6 48 pp. Bloomsbury Women Who Broke the Rules series. Using the theme of rule-breaking to introduce […]
Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History by Karen Blumenthal Middle School, High School Feiwel 418 pp. 1/16 978-1-250-08029-5 $17.99 g e-book ed. 978-1-250-06014-3 $9.99 Though definitely not a hagiography, this biography offers a frank yet positive account of Clinton’s life through the 2015 announcement of her presidential candidacy. Beginning with her birth in 1947, […]
Doesn’t it seem as though many of the biographies written are about men and their accomplishments? Don’t get me wrong — there are plenty of admirable men who have changed the world through their daring, innovation, and wisdom. But how about the other half of the world’s population? Women just haven’t gotten the press they […]
In these picture-book biographies perfect for Women’s History Month, young women blaze trails and battle bigotry. From baseball and art to environmentalism and education, these leaders and their triumphs are to be celebrated. Emily Arnold McCully’s Queen of the Diamond: The Lizzie Murphy Story introduces a young woman who, at the beginning of the twentieth […]
Today, August 19th, the U.S. is celebrating National Aviation Day. This day was first established by a presidential proclamation of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1939 to celebrate advances in aviation. The date was chosen to coincide with Orville Wright’s birthday to recognize his contribution, together with his brother Wilbur, to the field of aviation — […]
I’m over at Kidlit Celebrates Women’s History Month today, talking about Horn Book founder Bertha Mahony Miller. See also my review of a new picture book biography of one of Bertha’s great friends, Miss Moore (Thought Otherwise).
The books recommended below were all published within the last several years and reviewed by The Horn Book Magazine. Grade levels are only suggestions; the individual child is the real criterion. Picture Books Suggested grade level for each entry: K–3 Emma’s Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty written by Linda Glaser; illus. […]