READERS GRADES K-2

Sharice's big voice: A native kid becomes a congresswoman

 Author: Sharice Davids

Description: This inspiring picture book autobiography tells the remarkable story of Sharice Davids, one of the first Native American women elected to Congress and the first LGBTQ congressperson to represent Kansas.

READERS GRADES 3-5

The only woman in the photo: Frances perkins and her New Dal for America

Author: Kathleen Krull

Description: Most people know about President FDR, but do you know the woman who created his groundbreaking New Deal? As a young girl, Frances Perkins was very shy and quiet. But her grandmother encouraged Frances to always challenge herself. When somebody opens a door to you, go forward. And so she did. Frances realized she had to make her voice heard, even when speaking made her uncomfortable, and use it to fight injustice and build programs to protect people across the nation. So when newly-elected President Franklin Delano Roosevelt finally asked Frances to be the first female Secretary of Labor and help pull the nation out of the Great Depression, she knew she had to walk through that open door and forward into history. Discover how the first woman to serve in a presidential cabinet led the charge to create the safety net that protects American workers and their families to this day.

READERS GRADES 6-8

Finish the Fight!: the Brave revolutionary women who fought for the right to vote

Author: The Staff of the New York Times

Description: Who was at the forefront of women's right to vote? We know a few famous names, like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but what about so many others from diverse backgrounds--black, Asian, Latinx, Native American, and more--who helped lead the fight for suffrage? On the hundredth anniversary of the historic win for women's rights, it's time to celebrate the names and stories of the women whose stories have yet to be told.