Series: Women of Action

Released: July 9, 2019

"For large library collections. (glossary, notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The latest in the Women of Action series celebrates female American soldiers of all eras. Read full book review >
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

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. Josephine Baker, the beautiful and glamorous African-American entertainer, was living in Paris as an expatriate when she began collecting intelligence for the French Resistance. After saying "never" to Hitler's invitation to become a Nazi film star, Marlene Dietrich promptly renounced her German citizenship. While entertaining troops overseas with the U.S.O., Dietrich also worked with the Office of Strategic Services to undermine German morale. Lesser known but equally fascinating is Noor Inayat Khan, daughter of an Indian-born father and American mother, who spied for Britain. Atwood also includes several "Righteous Gentiles" who risked their lives rescuing and hiding Jews. The profiles are organized geographically, with Germany, Poland, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Great Britain and the United States represented. Each profile is four to six pages in length, includes a photograph of the subject and concludes with a list of books and websites for further reading. 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)Read full book review >