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70 Books For Women's Herstory Month

70 Books For Women's Herstory Month

You can borrow these books for FREE through the Boston Public Library (BPL) or preview them through our affiliate link on Amazon.

She Persisted: Wangari Maathai
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Details the incredible life of Wangari Maatthai, a Kenyan native who dedicated her life to healing the land. Our favorite quotes, “She was confident that planting trees would heal the land” (p35). “Life for Kikuyu revolved around nature” (p4). And "the children were encouraged to play in the rain and hailstorms because it was believed that the rain would make them grow the way it made plants grow" (p13).

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Dr. Waangari Maathai Plants a Forest (A Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Chapter Book)
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Meet the environmentalist that found the simplest solution to our world's serious problems.

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Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya
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Meet the Mother of Trees (Mama Miti). This wise woman knew the power of peace with nature. She grew up loving and respecting trees. When women from all over Kenya brought their problems to her -- she reminded them of their own strength (in their hands and arms) -- and encouraged them to plant trees.

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Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World
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35 incredible well-known and not so well known women who dreamt big.

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Shirley Chisholm: Ready-to-Read Level 3 (You Should Meet)
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Meet the woman who opened the door for so many politicians.

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She Was the First!: The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm
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Meet the woman of many firsts! She was a vocal politician who pushed laws for ignored populations, like women, children, farm workers and Natives.

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Oprah Winfrey: A Kid's Book About Believing in Yourself (Mini Movers and Shakers)
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Meet a girl who knew from an early age she wanted to use her voice to make a difference. Not yet available at the Boston Public Library.

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