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Ladies first : 40 daring American women who were second to none

Author: Elizabeth Cody Kimmel; Stacy Allison
Publisher: Washington D.C. : National Geographic, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the achievements of forty American women in a variety of fields, each of whom accomplished a significant "first," including Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to become Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, Phillis Wheatley, the first African-American woman writer to be published, and Harriet Quimby, the first American woman to obtain a license to fly.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Biography Juvenile literature
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Cody Kimmel; Stacy Allison
ISBN: 9780792253945 0792253949 9780792253938 0792253930
OCLC Number: 760118929
Target Audience: 8.0; 5-8
Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Wilma Mankiller 1945- First woman to become Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation --
Elizabeth Blackwell 1821-1910 First American Woman to graduate from medical school --
Wilma Rudolph 1940-1994 First American woman to win three gold medals at a single Olympics --
Victoria Murden 1963- First woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean --
Margaret Bourke-White 1904-1971 First woman photographer to document active war combat missions --
Susan Butcher 1954- First person to win three consecutive Iditarods --
Jane Adams 1860-1935 First American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize --
Madam C.J. Walker 1867-1919 First female African American self-made millionaire --
Nellie Bly 1864-1922 First woman to travel around the world in under 80 days --
Emma Hart Willard 1787-1870 Established first higher education institution for woman --
Lynn Hill 1961- First free rockclimbing ascent of the Nose-Yosemite. Phillis Wheatley c1753-1784 First African American woman writer to be published --
Stacy Allison 1958- First American woman to summit Mount Everest --
Marian Anderson 1897-1993 First African American woman to sing with the Metropolitan Opera --
Kathrine Switzer 1947- First woman to officially enter and run the Boston Marathon --
Frances Perkins 1880-1965 First woman to hold a cabinet position in the U.S. government --
Harriet Quimbby 1875-1912 First American woman to obtain a license to fly --
Pearl S. Buck 1892-1973 First American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature --
Olga Samaroff Stokowski 1880-1948 First American woman to debut at Carnegie Hall --
Carrie Chapman Catt 1859-1947 First woman to call for a League of Woman Voters --
Shirley Muldowney 1940- First woman to be inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame --
Sally Priesand 1946- First American woman to be ordained a rabbi --
Julia Morgan 1872-1957 First American woman admitted to the Ecoles des Breaux-Arts Architecture School --
Gertrude Ederle 1906-2003 First woman to swim across the English Channel. Jane Roberts 1929-1984 First writer of multivolumed metaphysical work to be included in the Yale archives --
Georgia O'Keeffe 1887-1986 First woman given a retrospective exhibition by New York's Museum of Modern Art --
Kathleen McGrath 1952-2000 First woman to command a U.S. Navy warship --
Fanny Bullock Workman 1859-1925 First woman to summit Pinnacle Peak in Kashmir --
Eve Queler 1936- First American woman to become Poet Laureate of the U.S. --
Helen Keller 1880-1968 First blind and deaf woman to graduate from college --
Antonia Novello 1944- First woman and Hispanic Surgeon General of the U.S. --
Brenda Berkman 1951- First woman to challenge the ban on women in the Fire Dept. of the City of New York --
Laura Ingalls Wilder 1867-1957 First writer to win the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for substantial contribution to children's literature. Dian Fossey 1932-1985 First woman zoologist to study mountain gorillas in their habitat --
Sacagawea c. 1790-? First Native American woman accorded the right to vote in an official U.S. government venture --
Edna St. Vincent Millay 1892-1950 First woman awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry --
Martha Graham 1917-2001 First women to head a Fortune 500 company --
Maria Tallchief 1925- First Native American prima ballerina --
Quote sources --
Selected bibliography --
Chronology --
Index.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Cody Kimmel ; foreword by Stacy Allison.

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Profiles of 40 women who had "firsts" in various fields. This book has each three-page profile accompanied by a full-page portrait of the woman in action. Its subjects range from the first woman to  Read more...

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