Series: Women of Action

Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A worthy addition to military collections. (index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
What is the true nature of heroism? Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A solid resource. (Nonfiction. 11-18)"
Although most people associate the Civil War with its innumerable male participants, many brave women also found ways to serve. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2016

"A suitable introduction to the field of law enforcement with a salutary, rarely seen focus. (author's note, introduction, resources, notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 13-18)"
This small but ambitious book in the Women of Action series profiles 16 American women who were or are involved in law enforcement, describing their specific jobs while simultaneously showing the painfully slow entry of women into this field. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"A valuable and entertaining resource for both budding historians and those seeking biographical information on a few of the many nearly forgotten women of that time. (index not seen) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A collection of brief yet informative biographies of American women of the Colonial era. Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 2013

"Overall, a sensible if staid survey; its strength is in its breadth. (notes, glossary, bibliography, index [not seen]) (Collective biography. 12 & up)"
This collective biography profiles 26 women aviators from 1910 up to today. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A thoughtful and attractive presentation of a complex and intriguing topic. (extensive bibliography and endnotes) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
A collection of fascinating tales of women's trials and triumphs during the years of settlement in the West. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A valuable asset. (notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction 14 & up)"
The role of African-American women in World War II, both at home and abroad, has not been explored as fully as other aspects of that war, and Mullenbach here addresses this deficit. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2011

"Atwood's admiration and enthusiasm for her subjects is apparent in these engaging profiles, and readers will likely be inspired to investigate these fascinating women further. (glossary, notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Millions of women made invaluable contributions during World War II working as civilians on the home front, but the 26 women profiled in this collective biography served on the front lines and behind enemy lines in Europe as correspondents, couriers, propagandists, Resistance fighters, saboteurs and spies. Read full book review >