The Gutsy Girl

  • Filename: the-gutsy-girl.
  • ISBN: 1632861232
  • Release Date: 2016-03-01
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Caroline Paul
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Why should girls miss out on the joy of adventure? They can jump off rocks, swing on ropes, and climb trees just as well as boys can. But girls often allow fear to stand in their way. In The Gutsy Girl, author Caroline Paul emboldens girls to seek out a life of exhilaration. Once a young scaredy-cat herself, Caroline decided that fear got in the way of the life she wanted--of excitement, confidence, self-reliance, friendship, and fun. She has since flown planes, rafted big rivers, climbed tall mountains, and fought fires as one of the first female firefighters in San Francisco. In The Gutsy Girl, she shares her greatest escapades as well as those of other girls and women from throughout history, and offers engaging activities such as confidence-building stances, creating a compass, positive self-talk, and using crickets to estimate outside temperatures. Each section includes a place for girls to “journal” their adventures, thus encouraging a new generation to develop a zest for challenges and a healthy relationship to risk. The Gutsy Girl is Lean In for young girls, a book about the glorious things that happen when you unshackle from fear and open up to exhilaration. Fully illustrated and enlivened throughout by bestselling illustrator Wendy MacNaughton's whimsical pen-and-ink drawings.

Queen of the Falls

  • Filename: queen-of-the-falls.
  • ISBN: 9780547315812
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Author: Chris Van Allsburg
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Recounts how, at the turn of the nineteenth century, retired charm school teacher Annie Edson Taylor planned and executed her daring feat to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel, earning her the name "Queen of the Falls."

Divergent Divergent Book 1

  • Filename: divergent-divergent-book-1.
  • ISBN: 9780007420438
  • Release Date: 2011-05-03
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: Veronica Roth
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK

She turns to the future in a world that’s falling apart. The No. 1 New York Times bestseller DIVERGENT – a major motion picture in 2014.


  • Filename: niagara.
  • ISBN: UVA:X002171216
  • Release Date: 1992
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Pierre Berton
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd

Anthony Trollope's mother wept at the sight of it; Charles Dickens saw God in its rushing waters; and Harriet Beecher Stowe became so "maddened" by its beauty she contemplated flinging herself into the cascade. Few natural wonders have inspired the passions and the imaginations of so many as Niagara Falls, whose sublime beauty and awesome power have made it a magnet for statesmen and stuntmen, poets and poseurs, ordinary sightseers and exceptional visionaries. Popular historian Pierre Berton traces the history and allure of one of America's great natural phenomena. As Thurston Clarke noted in his front page "New York Times Book Review," Berton "makes a serious and convincing case for Niagara's pivotal role in North American history.... His Niagara is a lodestar for North American culture and invention: site of the first railway suspension bridge, inspiration for Nikola Tesla's discovery of the principle of alternating current, and the subject of Frederic Church's most celebrated landscape; a natural wonder that has bewitched generations of scientists, authors, and utopians, and stimulated innovations and social movements still casting long shadows."

The League of Regrettable Superheroes

  • Filename: the-league-of-regrettable-superheroes.
  • ISBN: 9781594747830
  • Release Date: 2015-06-02
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Jon Morris
  • Publisher: Quirk Books

You know about Batman, Superman, and Spiderman, but have you heard of Doll Man, Doctor Hormone, or Spider Queen? In The League of Regrettable Superheroes, you’ll meet one hundred of the strangest superheroes ever to see print, complete with backstories, vintage art, and colorful commentary. So prepare yourself for such not-ready-for-prime-time heroes as Bee Man (Batman, but with bees), the Clown (circus-themed crimebuster), the Eye (a giant, floating eyeball; just accept it), and many other oddballs and oddities. Drawing on the entire history of the medium, The League of Regrettable Superheroes will appeal to die-hard comics fans, casual comics readers, and anyone who enjoys peering into the stranger corners of pop culture.

The Supergirls

  • Filename: the-supergirls.
  • ISBN: 9781935259008
  • Release Date: 2013-10-18
  • Number of pages: 334
  • Author: Mike Madrid
  • Publisher: Exterminating Angel Press

An alternative history of American comic book superheroines

Vodou in Haitian Life and Culture

  • Filename: vodou-in-haitian-life-and-culture.
  • ISBN: 1403971617
  • Release Date: 2006-11-28
  • Number of pages: 242
  • Author: Claudine Michel
  • Publisher: Macmillan

An introduction to Vodou practices and beliefs, with a focus on Haiti.

Bad Girls Throughout History

  • Filename: bad-girls-throughout-history.
  • ISBN: 9781452157023
  • Release Date: 2016-09-06
  • Number of pages: 216
  • Author: Ann Shen
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books

Aphra Behn, first female professional writer. Sojourner Truth, activist and abolitionist. Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer. Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Prize. Joan Jett, godmother of punk. The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed. From pirates to artists, warriors, daredevils, scientists, activists, and spies, the accomplishments of these incredible women vary as much as the eras and places in which they effected change. Featuring bold watercolor portraits and illuminating essays by Ann Shen, Bad Girls Throughout History is a distinctive, worthy tribute.

Kel Gilligan s Daredevil Stunt Show

  • Filename: kel-gilligan-s-daredevil-stunt-show.
  • ISBN: 141970379X
  • Release Date: 2012-09-01
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Author: Michael Buckley
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Invites the reader to join the adoring fans who watch a preschooler performs such daring stunts as eating broccoli, dressing himself, and going to bed without checking for monsters.

The Age of the Aviator

  • Filename: the-age-of-the-aviator.
  • ISBN: 9781411698093
  • Release Date: 2006-04-01
  • Number of pages: 396
  • Author: James Crawford
  • Publisher:

THE AGE OF THE AVIATOR is the story of a unique period in history. It was a time when no one was yet certain of the potential of flight and when the task of testing its limits fell to a handful of eccentric and ingenious daredevils. This sweeping novel describes the century-long life of one such adventurer: someone who loved danger more than safety; a man of common origins who rose to uncommon heights and lifted up a generation of people with him.

Divas Dames Daredevils

  • Filename: divas-dames-daredevils.
  • ISBN: 9781935259244
  • Release Date: 2013-10-18
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Mike Madrid
  • Publisher: Exterminating Angel Press

A fully illustrated and thrilling look back at the lost supergirls of Golden Age comics

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