14 Sep 2018

Suffrage 125 - Children's Non-Fiction

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2018 marks the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand. On 19 September 1893 the Electoral Act 1893 was passed, giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote. Throughout the year, and across the country, various events have been run to commemorate this significant time in New Zealand's history. This month we have a Friends of the Library Talk on Sunday 16 September at 2pm - Gail Collingwood will be speaking about women's suffrage in New Zealand.

Throughout the month we will also be sharing a range of items from our collection. In this second post, we'll highlight some of the wonderful non-fiction in the children's library that celebrates women from all backgrounds, times and vocations. 

A reminder that our children's items are free to borrow and reserve. You can reserve any of these books by following the link and entering in your library card number and pin - don't know what this is? Ask a librarian next time you're in the library and we can give you a demonstration. 

Her story: 50 women and girls who shook the world -  Katherine Halligan

- Sisters & Champions - Howard Bryant

- Good night stories for rebel girls 1 and 2 

Go girl : a storybook of epic NZ women - Barbara Else

- Joan Proctor, Dragon Doctor - Patricia Valdez

- Marie Curie - Demi

- Pioneers of Science and Technology - Georgia Amson-Bradshaw (part of the Brilliant Women series) 

- Fantastically Great Women who made History - Kate Pankhurst

Not one damsel in distress: heroic girls from world folklore - Jane Yolen 

- Free as a Bird: The Story of Malala - Lina Maslo

She persisted around the world: 13 women who changed history - Chelsea Clinton

- Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race - Margot Lee Shetterly

- Sky High: Jean Batten's Incredible Flying Adventure - David Hill 

- 100 Women who Made History: Remarkable women who shaped history 

Women in sports: 50 fearless athletes who played to win - Rachel Ignotofsky 

- Three Cheers for Women! - Marcia Williams