Recommended reading for teens ages 13-18. Available in print or ebook.
WOMEN IN SPACE
Women in Space profiles 23 pioneers, including the Mercury 13; as well as astronauts from Japan, Canada, Italy, South Korea, France, and more. Their stories, and the stories of the pilots, physicists, and doctors who followed them, demonstrate the vital role women have played in the quest for scientific understanding.
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COURAGEOUS WOMEN OF THE VIETNAM WAR
In these pages readers meet the brave women and girls who served in life-threatening roles as medics, journalists, resisters, and revolutionaries in the conflict in Vietnam. Each woman's story unfolds in a suspenseful, engaging way, incorporating plentiful original source materials, quotes, and photographs.
A PIRATE'S LIFE FOR SHE
This Seven Seas history of the world's female buccaneers tells the story of 16 women who through the ages who sailed alongside—and sometimes in command of—their male counterparts.
GROWING UP IN SLAVERY
Ten slaves—all under the age of 19—tell their stories of enslavement, brutality, and dreams of freedom in this collection. Culled from full-length autobiographies, these accounts were selected to help teenagers relate to the horrific experiences of slaves their own age in the not-so-distant past.