March is designated Women’s History Month to help shine light on the many unsung women who have contributed to American culture, politics and society. Here’s a selection of new books that chronicle the lives of some extraordinary women, many largely unknown. Click on the book covers to be taken to our catalog, where you can place holds.
The Fearless Flight of Hazel Ying Lee by Julie Leung; illustrated by Julie Kwon.
Hazel Ying Lee was a brave pilot who fought for her right to fly despite racial and gender discrimination working against her.
Shaped by her Hands: Potter Maria Martinez by Anna Harber Freeman & Barbara Gonzales; illustrated by Aphelandra.
Tewa Pueblo potter Maria Povika Martinez developed a technique for creating polished black pottery using traditional methods and shared her work with the world.
Sharice’s Big Voice: A Native Kid Becomes a Congresswoman by Nancy K. Mays; illustrated by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley.
Sharice Davids became one of the first two Native women elected to congress.