Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909

10 best books like Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 (Michelle Markel): Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell, The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps, The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever, Nelson Mandela, The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos, Locomotive, Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team, Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette 'Daisy' Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure, Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children

Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
AuthorLaurie Ann Thompson
Genre: Biography, picture book
Recommended Grade Levels: K-3
Themes: Perseverance, empowerment, disabilities
Summary:
This is a true story about a boy named Emmanuel, who was born in a small village in Ghana, West Africa. Emmanuel was born with one healthy leg and one leg that...
Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell
AuthorTanya Lee Stone
ISBN0805090487
In the 1830s, when a brave and curious girl named Elizabeth Blackwell was growing up, women were supposed to be wives and mothers. Some women could be teachers or seamstresses, but career options were few. Certainly no women were doctors.

But Elizabeth refused to accept the common beliefs...
The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps
AuthorJeanette Winter
ISBN0375867740
Acclaimed picture book biographer Jeanette Winter has found her perfect subject: Jane Goodall, the great observer of chimpanzees. Follow Jane from her childhood in London watching a robin on her windowsill, to her years in the African forests of Gombe, Tanzania, invited by brilliant scientist Louis...
AuthorH. Joseph Hopkins
ISBN1442414022
Unearth the true story of green-thumbed pioneer and activist Kate Sessions, who helped San Diego grow from a dry desert town into a lush, leafy city known for its gorgeous parks and gardens.

Katherine Olivia Sessions never thought she’d live in a place without trees. After all, Kate grew...
Nelson Mandela
AuthorKadir Nelson
ISBN0061783749
One day when Nelson Mandela was nine years old, his father died and he was sent from his village to a school far away from home, to another part of South Africa. In Johannesburg, Mandela saw fellow Africans who were poor and powerless. He decided then that he would work to protect them. When the government...
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos
AuthorDeborah Heiligman
ISBN1596433078
Most people think of mathematicians as solitary, working away in isolation. And, it's true, many of them do. But Paul Erdos never followed the usual path. At the age of four, he could ask you when you were born and then calculate the number of seconds you had been alive in his head. But he didn't learn...
Locomotive
AuthorBrian Floca
ISBN1416994157
I see why people love Floca's book. The illustrations of the trains are terrific. As far as train-technology goes, it is way-cool. However, in 2013, couldn't it have been made more inclusive?

The Chinese laborers, for example, are shown in illustrations twice, but never mentioned in the part...
AuthorAudrey Vernick
ISBN0547385579
The Acerra family had sixteen children, including twelve ball-playing boys. It was the
1930s, and many families had lots of kids. But only one had enough to field a baseball
team . . . with three on the bench! The Acerras were the longest-playing all-brother
team in baseball history. They...
AuthorShana Corey
ISBN0545342783
The amazing, all-true story of the first Girl Scouts and their visionary founder.

Juliette Gordon Low--Daisy to her friends and family--was not like most girls of the Victorian era.

Prim and proper?

BOSH!

Dainty and delicate?

HOW BORING!

She...
AuthorJan Pinborough
Once upon a time, American children couldn’t borrow library books. Reading wasn’t all that important for children, many thought. Luckily Miss Anne Carroll Moore thought otherwise! This is the true story of how Miss Moore created the first children’s room at the New York Public Library, a bright,...
AuthorJen Bryant
ISBN0375867120
As a child in the late 1800s, Horace Pippin loved to draw: He loved the feel of the charcoal as it slid across the floor. He loved looking at something in the room and making it come alive again in front of him. He drew pictures for his sisters, his classmates, his co-workers. Even during WWI, Horace filled...
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia
AuthorMiranda Paul
ISBN1467716081
Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use. But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed? In Njau, Gambia, people simply dropped the bags and went on their way. One plastic bag became two. Then ten. Then a hundred.

The bags accumulated in ugly heaps alongside roads. Water pooled in them,...
AuthorJen Bryant
ISBN0449813371
An inspiring picture-book biography of Louis Braille—a blind boy so determined to read that he invented his own alphabet.
 
Louis Braille was just five years old when he lost his sight. He was a clever boy, determined to live like everyone else, and what he wanted more than anything was to...
AuthorDoreen Rappaport
This picturebook biography is an excellent and accessible introduction for young readers to learn about one of the world's most influential luminaries. With her signature style of prose laced with stirring quotes, Doreen Rappaport brings to life Helen Keller's poignant narrative. Acclaimed illustrator...
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