Extraordinary Women In History by Leah Gail

I guess the title of the book tells you it all. This book is a slim volume of broad bios of women who have done remarkable things. The women chosen for inclusion are really interesting. There's some of the ones you would expect, like Florence Nightingale or Marie Curie, but there's plenty of women from …

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The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

In 1617, a freak storm blew up out of nowhere off the coast of Vardo, a small Norwegian island. At the time, all the fishermen were out on the water, and it killed all 40 of them. It meant that there were almost no men on the island at all, and the women had to …

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She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs by Sarah Smarsh

I love Dolly Parton. She's such an original and such a bright spark of honesty and kindness. She's funny, she's smart, she makes fun of herself and handles it brilliantly when others make fun of her. She never talks badly about others and has even been known to offer a helping hand to people who …

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