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March is Women’s History Month and a time to highlight women’s great accomplishments. While we are remembering the brilliance of women in the past, we’re living history today! Who are the women making history right now? Here is a list of 10 women that are making their mark. This list is only a small sample of the amazing women out there, and we salute all who make this world a better place.

Book cover: Naomi Osaka Tennis Star

Naomi Osaka by Scheff, Matt.

This exciting book introduces readers to the life and career of tennis star Naomi Osaka. Colorful spreads, fun facts, interesting sidebars, and a map of important places in her life make this a thrilling read for young sports fans.

Book Cover: Christina Koch" Astronaut Engineer

Christina Koch : Astronaut and Engineer by Rose, Rachel

Christina Koch reached for the stars-and made it to space! As a kid, a love for science and engineering sent Christina to her school’s rocket club and her backyard shed to build things with her dad. And that was all before she joined NASA, explored some of the most remote places on this planet, and finally blasted off for a historic space mission. As the record holder for the longest spaceflight made by a woman, you might think Christina’s had enough of zero gravity. But not if she has anything to say about it! Learn all about Christina’s spectacular journey as a NASA astronaut and engineer

Book Cover: Stacey Abrams Champion of Democracy

Stacey Abrams : champion of democracy by Tyner, Artika R

Stacey Abrams is a lawyer, entrepreneur, and voting rights activist. After working in government, she founded Fair Fight Action to improve voting access. Learn about Abrams’s early life and what she plans to do next

The Hill We Climb : an inaugural poem for the country by Gorman, Amanda

On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. Taking the stage after the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, Gorman captivated the nation and brought hope to viewers around the globe. Her poem “The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country” can now be cherished in this special gift edition. Including an enduring foreword by Oprah Winfrey, this keepsake celebrates the promise of America and affirms the power of poetry.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez : the life, times, and rise of “AOC” by Jones, Brenda

Not long ago, no one could even imagine a twenty-eight-year-old Latina upstart running for Congress representing Queens and the Bronx: It required facing the city’s nearly all-white, all-male political machine. But since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez graced the scene in all her bartending, tweet-talking, mold-breaking glory, the face of politics in the twenty-first century has changed. Today, Ocasio-Cortez is a foremost advocate for progress, whipping up support among her colleagues and gaining the secret admiration of her foes. She’s jousting with an outrageous president and a conservative media sphere that place her under relentless attack. Why? Because they fear her gift for speaking truth to power.

The Truths We Hold : an American Journey by Harris, Kamala

As the first woman, African American, and South Asian American to become attorney general of California, and the second black woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate, Kamala Harris has blazed trails on her path to the national stage. But how did she achieve her goals? What values and influences guided and inspired her along the way?

I am Malala : how one girl stood up for education and changed the world by Yousafzai, Malala

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.

Instead, Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

Simone Biles by Wetzel, Dan

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Simone Biles dazzled gymnastics fans across the globe with each jaw-dropping flip, twist, and dismount. Her record-breaking performance catapulted her to the top of the sport, and she quickly became a hero to young people.

But well before Simone faced Olympic trials on the balance beam and rings, she confronted real-life challenges as a kid, as she moved in and out of foster care. With the support and love of her grandparents, plus her unwavering drive to make history on the ultimate stage in sports, she grew into an incredible role model and activist–and one of the greatest athletes of our time.

Billie Eilish : the rise of a superstar by Schwartz, Heather E

Her songs have been streamed millions of times, and winning five Grammy awards in 2020 cemented Billie Eilish as her generation’s biggest pop star. Read about her musical beginnings and her rise to fame

Who is Greta Thunberg? by Leonard, Jill

The inspiring story of a young Swedish schoolgirl who sparked a worldwide revolution, told in a new Who HQ Now format for trending topics.

When she was just fifteen years old, Greta Thunberg knew she wanted to change the world. With a hand-painted sign that read School strike for the climate in Swedish, Greta sat alone on the steps of the Swedish parliament to call for stronger action on climate change. Her one-person strike would soon spark a worldwide movement. This exciting story details the defining moments in Greta’s childhood that led up to her now-famous strike and all the monumental ones that have fueled her revolution since, including being named Time‘s Most Influential Person of the Year in 2019.

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