Category Archives: Non-Fiction Books

AMELIA LOST by Candace Fleming

When Amelia Earhart was born in 1897, women could not vote, men were legally entitled to their wive’s money and property, and nobody expected women to fly airplanes. Amelia grew up in Kansas, raised by a mother who unashamedly declared that … Continue reading

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HEART AND SOUL by Kadir Nelson

American history, as told in schools, is often white-male-centric.  Textbook writers usually do not portray minorities and women as main characters in history; they are relegated to secondary characters and sidebars, only important insofar as how they interact with white … Continue reading

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BODY DRAMA by Nancy Amanda Redd

Bodies can be problematic – especially when questions are embarrassing!  It’s easy to look for information online, but how do you know if what you find is accurate?  And when it comes to your body, you deserve the best. Nancy … Continue reading

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CLAUDETTE COLVIN; TWICE TOWARD JUSTICE by Phillip Hoose

On the afternoon of March 2, 1955, a young woman made her way home on the bus system in Montgomery, Alabama. When a white woman approached and demanded that she give up her seat, the young woman refused to stand.  … Continue reading

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THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE BARBIE by Tanya Lee Stone

Barbie: good or evil?  Free-thinking, empowered career girl, or the cause of damaged self-esteems and unreal physiological expectations?  Opinions vary widely, but everyone’s got one! Tanya Lee Stone starts with Barbie’s roots in 1959, when hard-working, no-nonsense, entrepreneurial Ruth Handler … Continue reading

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