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Recommended by Dr. Oglesby    
* About.com Woment's History
* National Women's History Project

Children's Literature on Women in American History for General & Timeline
Topic
Grade Levels
Title, Author & Publication Year
Description
Women in American History
4-7
They Led the Way: 14 American Women; Johanna Johnson, 1973
Sort biographies of fourteen women, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Clara Barton, and Carrie Chapman Catt. 1
Women in American History 6+
Herstory: Women Who Changed the World; Ruth Abby and Debrah Ohrn, 1995
This book contains biographical sketches of 120 women who helped change the lives of women in America.  1
Women in American History 5+
The Colonial Mosaic; Jane Kamensky,1995 Give readers a view of American women's lives from 1600 to 1760. 1
Women in American History 5+
The Book of Women: 300 Notable Women History Passed By; Lynne Griffin and Kelly McCann, 1993.
The authors provide brief descriptions of women who have had an impact on society. 1


Children's Literature on Women and the Civil War
Topic
Grade Levels
Title, Author & Publication Year
Description
Women & Civil War 5-7
A Separate Battle: Women and the Civil War; Ina Chang, 1991
The author presents stories of the courageous women from the Civil War period. 2
Women & Civil War
3-4
Charlotte Forten: A Black Teacher in the Civil War; Peter Burchard,1995
Based on her diaries and letters, a compelling biography presents an account of the Civil War from the point of view of a black woman who lived an independent life when neither women nor African Americans had many freedoms. 2
Women & Civil War 5+
Sojourner Truth: Slave, Abolitionist, Fighter for Women's Rights; Aletha Lindstrom, 1980 This biography of the former slave who became one of the best-known abolitionists of her time describes how she spent her life trying to improve living conditions for blacks. 1
Women & Civil War 5+
An Unfinished Gattle: American Women 1848-1865; Harriet Sigerman, 1994
The years 1848 to 1865 were a time of momentous change in the United States.  This book looks at women's participation in the events of this time period and their fight for equal rights for all. 1


Children's Literature on Black Women in History
Topic
Grade Levels
Title, Author & Publication Year
Description
Black Women in History
3-5
Mary McLeod Bethune; Rinna Wolfe, 1992
The author traces Bethune's life from childhood through her involvement in public service. 1
Black Women in History 3-4
Charlotte Forten: A Black Teacher in the Civil War; Peter Burchard,1995
Based on her diaries and letters, a compelling biography presents an account of the Civil War from the point of view of a black woman who lived an independent life when neither women nor African Americans had many freedoms. 2
Black Women in History 5+
Sojourner Truth: Slave, Abolitionist, Fighter for Women's Rights; Aletha Lindstrom, 1980 This biography of the former slave who became one of the best-known abolitionists of her time describes how she spent her life trying to improve living conditions for blacks. 1


Children's Literature on Native American Women
Topic
Grade Levels
Title, Author & Publication Year
Description
Native American Women
3-6
My Heroes, My People: African Americans and Native Americans in the West; Morgan Monceaux, 1999
Presents brief portraits of African Americans, Native peoples, and men and women of mixed heritage who played roles in the history of the American West. 2
Native American Women 7+
As Long as the Rivers Flow; Paula Allen & Patricia Smith, 1996
This book is a biography of nine Native American men and women, who made a place in history. 2
Native American Women 7+
Women in American Indian Society; Rayna Green, 1992
History of Native American women from a time prior to contact with the Europeans to contemporary times. 2
Native American Women 5+
The Tried and the True: Native American Women Confronting Colonization; John Demos, 1995
This book looks at the full range of Native American women's experiences. 1



Resources
1. Teaching U.S. History through Children's Literature; W. J. Miller
2. Children's Literature Database; M. O. Tunnel & J. S. Jacobs

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