By Janet Halfmann; illustrated by London Lad (Lee & Low Books)
Born into slavery, Lilly Ann secretly learned to read and write from her master’s children—and then read everything she could get her hands on. Wishing to share her knowledge with others, she secretly taught hundreds of other enslaved people despite the great risks.
Young Readers' Edition by Leland Melvin (Amistad)
Get an inside look at the rigorous training and work required to make it all the way to outer space from athlete-turned-astronaut Leland Melvin.
Written and illustrated by Pénélope Bagieu; translated by Montana Kane (First Second)
Meet 29 feisty females—some world famous, some little known—in this collective comic biography.
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