This is an excellent booklist about women who stood up for what is right! These women took risks that many others were afraid to do and made the world a better place for us all.
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Hillary Rodham Clinton (1947-) is a former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator. Bookshop Affiliate Link
What Do you do with a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan by Chris Barton
Barbara Jordan (1936-1996) was a congresswoman who gave the opening speech for Richard Nixon’s impeachment investigation. Bookshop Affiliate Link
Dolores Huerta (1930-) is a civil rights activist, known for improving work conditions for migrant workers. Bookshop Affiliate Link
Sonia Sotomayor (1954-) is the first Latina Supreme Court Justice. Bookshop Affiliate Link
Making Their Voices Heard: The Inspiring Friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe by Vivian Kirkfield
Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) was a phenomenal jazz singer and a civil rights activist. Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) was a singer, actress, and to many, an unknown civil rights activist. Bookshop Affiliate Link
Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) was a civil and voting rights activist. Bookshop Affiliate Link
Malala Yousafzai (1997-) is an education activist for women. Bookshop Affiliate Link
Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-) is a Supreme Court Justice. Bookshop Affiliate Link
Ethel L. Payne (1911-1991) was a journalist and a White House press correspondent. Bookshop Affiliate Link
Frances Perkins (1880-1965) was the U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945. Bookshop Affiliate Link
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Jennings (1827-1901) was a teacher and civil rights activist. Bookshop Affiliate Link