Girls Who Made a Difference

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Making history isn’t just for grownups; kids can make their mark, too. Check out these titles and meet strong girls who stood up for the environment, civil rights and more.

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All the Way to the Top

Jennifer knew that everyone deserves a voice! Then the Americans with Disabilities Act, a law that would make public spaces much more accessible to people with disabilities, was proposed to Congress. And to make sure it passed, Jennifer went to the steps of the Capitol building in Washington DC to convince them. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.

Greta’s Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet

In legislatures all over the world, ten of thousands of serious-looking and stern-sounding politicians sat and discussed an endless range of issues. But they never addressed the problem of the health of the planet. It was time for someone to remind them to step in to protect the environment–and the future of children all over the world. It was an emergency. Everything else could wait. So Greta made a sign, put on her jacket and went on strike. 

I Am Jazz

Presents the story of a transgender child who traces her early awareness that she is a girl in spite of male anatomy and the acceptance she finds through a wise doctor who explains her natural transgender status. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.

Through My Eyes

Ruby Bridges recounts the story of her involvement, as a six-year-old, in the integration of her school in New Orleans in 1960. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.