Book Series Tells The Real-Life Adventures Of Constance Kopp, One Of The First Female Deputy Sheriffs In America

October 12, 2016 by

While we know Alice Stebbins Wells was the first woman police officer with arrest powers in the U.S., Constance Kopp (yes that’s her real name) was one of the nation’s first deputy sheriffs, and is the protagonist behind bestselling ... [Read More]

Sam Maggs Writes 25 Trailblazing ‘Wonder Women’ Back Into History In New Book

October 6, 2016 by

In May 2015, we featured The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy, the debut book turned bestseller from "writer. host. geek." Sam Maggs that offered her fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom. Earlier this week, Sam unleashed more of her brilliance into the world with her second book, which tells the remarkable ... [Read More]

Rad Women Worldwide: Artists, Athletes, Pirates, Punks, And Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History

September 27, 2016 by

Last year we introduced you to the awesome children’s alphabet book Rad American Women A To Z, by Kate Schatz and illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl. Not surprisingly the book became a New York Times bestseller and had readers clamoring ... [Read More]

The First Single Working Mother: Christine de Pizan, A Young Widow and Her Quill Make History

This is the story of a young woman named Christine who seemed to have it all. Her father had educated her at a time when that was rare for women. She learned much more than traditional women's work, receiving instruction in classical literature and even in the recent traditions of her native land ... [Read More]

This 13-Year-Old CEO Has Put Over 18,000 Books Into The Hands Of Kids Who Need Them

August 31, 2016 by

A book. One single book. Many people don't realize how important having one book in their life can be to a child. But believe me, just one book can mean the world to a child. I know this because I have seen the joyous expressions on children's faces as they receive a book, not just any book, but their very own book. My name is Meagan Warren ... [Read More]

L.M. Montgomery’s ‘Anne Of Green Gables’ (1908) Being Adapted For 2017 Netflix Series

August 23, 2016 by

In 1905, Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874 – 1942) wrote her first novel, Anne of Green Gables, and received rejections from every publisher to whom she sent it. So she put her manuscript "away in a hat box" and there it sat until 1907, when she dusted it off and decided to have another go at getting ... [Read More]

Martha Carucci Bravely Shines A Spotlight On Alcoholism By Sharing Her Journey To Sobriety

August 2, 2016 by

By Martha Carucci - What does an alcoholic look like? For many, the word alcoholic conjures up images of a person on the street drinking from a brown-bagged bottle. Someone completely destitute and disheveled. But what about the mom sitting next to you at a PTA meeting or soccer game? She may be just as miserable. ... [Read More]

10 Things You May Not Know About Beatrix Potter

July 28, 2016 by

Beloved writer, illustrator and conservationist Beatrix Potter was born on July 28, 1866. Growing up in an affluent family afforded Beatrix a privileged childhood spent cultivating a passion for art and nature. As a young girl, Beatrix enjoyed sketching animals and later invented stories that combined her love for both animals ... [Read More]