The First Woman in the Republic

A Cultural Biography of Lydia Maria Child

Author: Carolyn L. Karcher

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 804

View: 854

Recounts the life and works of the nineteenth-century author, editor, and reformer, who sacrificed her career to crusade for abolition, women's rights, Native Americans, and other unpopular causes

The First Woman

Author: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 144

The stunning second novel from the award-winning author of Kintu is a soulful, fiercely original novel rooted in Ugandan mythology Smart, headstrong Kirabo is raised by her grandparents in rural Uganda. But as she enters her teens, she starts to feel overshadowed by the absence of the mother she has never known. At once epic and deeply personal, The First Woman is the bold and piercing story of one young girl’s discovery of what it means to be a woman in a family, a community and a country that seem determined to silence her. Steeped in the rich folklore of Uganda but with an eye firmly on the future, Jennifer Makumbi has written a sweeping, effervescent tale of longing, femininity, and courage.

Valentina Tereshkova

The First Woman in Space

Author: Heather Feldman

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 881

Chronicles the life of Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman to travel into space, discussing her life, her training, and her life after the mission.

Lilith

The Legend of the First Woman

Author: Ada Langworthy Collier

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Lilith (Semitic mythology)

Page: 104

View: 573

Which Lilith?

Feminist Writers Re-Create the World's First Woman

Author: Enid Dame

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 440

View: 514

Eve was not Adam's first wife. That honor belongs to Lilith, who was created as Adam's equal. When he tried to dominate her, she uttered God's secret name and flew away. Lilith is mentioned in the Talmud, elaborated on in the midrash and in the kabbalah, whispered about in stories, and passed down from mother to daughter. In this anthology, a vivid, provocative, and enlightening sampling of Jewish women's written responses to the Lilith myth are offered. The editors have provided the space for contemporary women to link themselves to a tradition and participate in a sacred activity, thereby infusing energy into Lilith and creating a new tradition.

Elizabeth Blackwell

The First Woman Doctor

Author: Francene Sabin

Publisher: Troll Communications Llc

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 129

Traces the early life of the first woman physician, relating the struggle women had to face in becoming doctors and practicing medicine.

Elizabeth Blackwell

The First Woman Doctor

Author: Ira Peck

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 941

Provides young readers with the biography of the woman who, after emigrating to America, became the first female to earn her medical degree and then went on to found two hospitals and a medical college for women.

The First Woman Doctor

The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D.

Author: Rachel Baker

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 188

View: 586

A biography of a strong and dedicated woman who successfully worked for the recognition of women in the field of medicine in both the United States and Great Britain.

Junia

The First Woman Apostle

Author: Eldon Jay Epp

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 138

View: 916

The name "Junia" appears in Romans 16:7, and Paul identifies her (along with Andronicus) as "prominent among the apostles." In this important work, Epp investigates the mysterious disappearance of Junia from the traditions of the church. Because later theologians and scribes could not believe (or wanted to suppress) that Paul had numbered a woman among the earliest churches' apostles, Junia's name was changed in Romans to a masculine form. Despite the fact that the earliest churches met in homes and that other women were clearly leaders in the churches (e.g., Prisca and Lydia), calling Junia an apostle seemed too much for the tradition. Epp tracks how this happened in New Testament manuscripts, scribal traditions, and translations of the Bible. In this thoroughgoing study, Epp restores Junia to her rightful place.

Famous Firsts: First Woman in Space

Author: Ben Hubbard

Publisher: Wayland

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 32

View: 829

A gripping illustrated account of how Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to journey into space on 16 June 1963. Fully illustrated throughout, with fresh, modern artwork breathing new life into this famous story. Perfect for readers aged 8 and up.

America's First Woman Warrior

The Courage of Deborah Sampson

Author: Lucy Freeman

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 779

Relates how Deborah Sampson, disguised as a man, fought with the Continental Army during the Revolution

Valentina

First Woman in Space : Conversations with A. Lothian

Author: Antonella Lothian

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Astronautics

Page: 400

View: 749

Hatshepsut

The First Woman Pharaoh

Author: Susanna Thomas

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 110

View: 167

Examines the life and times of the first woman pharaoh of ancient Egypt.

Sally Ride

America's First Woman in Space

Author: Lynn Sherr

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 122

The definitive biography of Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, with exclusive insights from Ride’s family and partner, by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot boys’ club to a more inclusive elite. Sally Ride made history as the first American woman in space. A member of the first astronaut class to include women, she broke through a quarter-century of white male fighter jocks when NASA chose her for the seventh shuttle mission, cracking the celestial ceiling and inspiring several generations of women. After a second flight, Ride served on the panels investigating the Challenger explosion and the Columbia disintegration that killed all aboard. In both instances she faulted NASA’s rush to meet mission deadlines and its organizational failures. She cofounded a company promoting science and education for children, especially girls. Sherr also writes about Ride’s scrupulously guarded personal life—she kept her sexual orientation private—with exclusive access to Ride’s partner, her former husband, her family, and countless friends and colleagues. Sherr draws from Ride’s diaries, files, and letters. This is a rich biography of a fascinating woman whose life intersected with revolutionary social and scientific changes in America. Sherr’s revealing portrait is warm and admiring but unsparing. It makes this extraordinarily talented and bold woman, an inspiration to millions, come alive.

Elizabeth Blackwell: America's First Female Doctor

America's First Female Doctor

Author: Barbara A. Somervill

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 279

Presents the life and accomplishments of the first American woman to attend medical school and become a doctor.

A Woman First: First Woman

A Memoir

Author: Selina Meyer

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 334

The long-awaited memoir of her tumultuous year in office, A Woman First: First Woman is an intimate first-person account of the public and private lives of Selina Meyer, America’s first woman president. Known and beloved throughout the world as a vocal and fearless advocate for adult literacy, fighting AIDS, our military families, and as a stalwart champion of the oppressed, especially the long-suffering people of Tibet, President Meyer is considered one of the world’s most notable people. In her own words, she reveals the innermost workings of the world’s most powerful office, sharing previous secret details along with her own personal feelings about the historic events of her time. In A Woman First: First Woman, President Selina Meyer tells the story of her times the way that only she could, Readers will gain new insights not only into Meyer herself but also the mechanics of governing and the many colorful personalities in Meyer’s orbit, including world leaders and her devoted cadre of allies and aides, many of them already familiar to the American people.

Challenging the Pacific

The First Woman to Row the Kon-Tiki Route

Author: Maud Fontenoy

Publisher: Arcade Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 155

View: 479

In a personal account of determination and accomplishment, the author of Across the Savage Sea describes her challenging effort to row across the Pacific Ocean, chronicling the long and difficult voyage from Peru westward as she overcame stifling tropical heat, the elements, solitude, and the ever-circling sharks to achieve her goal.

Elizabeth Blackwell

America's First Woman Doctor

Author: Trina Robbins

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 669

"In graphic novel format, tells the story of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to earn a medical degree in the United States"--Provided by publisher.