Defying Convention: Women Who Changed the Rules

This series discusses the lives and accomplishments of women writers, athletes, entrepreneurs, political leaders, trailblazers in the technology industry, and warriors who refused to take no for an answer and who helped shape the roles of women in society today. With approachable text set within a historical context and full-color and black-and-white photos, these collective biographies give readers insight into the struggles and triumphs of women who changed the rules.

  • Spring 2017
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    Women Athletes

    Women Athletes

    Sherri Mabry-Gordon
    It’s hard to believe, but there was a time not long ago when girls and women were discouraged from participating in sports. Thanks to the women who ignored society’s rules and also to a piece of legislation called Title IX, girls in the United States—and around the world—began flocking to tracks, fields, and courts to enjoy all the benefits that come from playing a sport...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766081475
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    Women Entrepreneurs

    Women Entrepreneurs

    Kathlyn Gay
    Before the twentieth century, women were expected to be housewives and caregivers. Business was left to the men. Still, out of necessity, thanks to family privilege, or simply because they had a good idea, there were some women who became successful entrepreneurs...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766081437
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    Women in Technology

    Women in Technology

    Elizabeth Schmermund
    Statistics tell us that women are underrepresented in STEM careers, yet many of technology’s greatest innovations have come from women. Ada Lovelace is considered one of the first computer programmers...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766081499
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    Women Political Leaders

    Women Political Leaders

    Anne Cunningham
    Rare though it may be, women have occupied the highest offices of their societies since ancient times. Queen Nefertiti, Catherine the Great, Queen Victoria, Margaret Thatcher, and Angela Merkel are all examples of women who earned power and respect from their leadership...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766081413
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    Women Warriors

    Women Warriors

    Elizabeth Schmermund
    Although war has long been considered the domain of men, women have courageously fought for their families, their nations, and their causes—whether on the battlefield or off. The women profiled in this inspiring resource have proven that courage doesn’t have a gender and that fighting for a just cause is very much a woman’s issue...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766081512
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    Women Writers

    Women Writers

    Paula Johanson
    Although writing was long considered suitable only for men, there were some brave and clever women who defied the limitations cast upon their gender. Divided by chronological eras, this fascinating collection of biographies will enlighten readers about the women who have crafted the written word to record their surroundings, their imaginations, and their experiences...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766081451
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