Books to Purchase
Each book was illustrated and designed by Lisa Greenleaf. She will happily autography your copy.
When Rivers Burned: The Earth Day Story
By Linda Crotta Brennan
Illustrations & Book Designed by Lisa Greenleaf
Once, in America ...
chemicals killed plants and animals. Cars and factories filled the air with toxic fumes. Oil spills destroyed ocean life. The sewage floating along America’s rivers was so thick it sometimes caught fire. The Earth was dying.
Senator Gaylord Nelson believed that attitudes about ecology could change if people understood what was happening. He charged student organizer, Denis Hayes, with setting a plan for a national Earth Day in motion. What these men began on April 22, 1970, would change the world for the better.
John Greenleaf Whittier's The Barefoot Boy
Adapted & Illustrated by Lisa Greenleaf
This illustrated children's book features 26 full color images to accompany Mr. Whittier’s poem and bring the summer days of his youth to life. Adapted and illustrated by Lisa Greenleaf, a descendent of the Greenleaf Whittier family.
Ms. Greenleaf has included details and imagery from John Greenleaf Whittier's childhood home in Haverhill, MA to recount his youthful observations. Her images are captivating-- you can pluck strawberries from the page, hear the creeks meandering through the New England landscape, and will recall the freedom of running barefoot in the summer sun.
Ms. Greenleaf's adaptation also includes a brief biography of Whittier describing his achievements and accomplishments as a Quaker an abolitionist, a mentor to Louisa May Alcott, and a contemporary of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and the other Fireside Poets. Price: $17.95
Women of the Granite State: 25 New Hampshire
Women You Should Know (New Edition)
By Janet Buell and The Write Sisters • Illustrated by Lisa Greenleaf
Engaging stories of New Hampshire’s lady pioneers, pilots, inventors,
and spies help students explore the world of non-fiction.
Notable Women Featured: Persis Foster Eames Albee, Caroline Gardner Bartlett, Betsey Chamberlain, Lucy Howe
Crawford, Linda Stewart Dalianis, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, May Sidore Gruber, “Granny D” Haddock, Lotte Jacobi,
Lynn Jennings, Elizabeth Orton Jones, Margaret (Mattie) Knight, Marian MacDowell, Christa McAuliffe, Bernice Blake
Perry, Penny Pitou, Marilla Ricker, Jeanne Shaheen, Ona Maria Judge Staines, Amias Thompson, Jenny Thompson,
Annalee Thorndike, Mary Bradish Titcomb, Harriet E. Adams Wilson, and Elizabeth Yates.
Represented New Hampshire at the 2008 National Book Festival in Washington D.C Price: $16.00
Women of the Bay State: 25 Massachusetts
Women You Should Know
By Kathleen Walsh Deady and The Write Sisters • Illustrated by Lisa Greenleaf
Massachusetts history holds many jewels: America's first African-American
nurse; a paralympic skiing champion; sculptors and scientists. Their stories
stimulate reading and further research.
Notable Women Featured: Abigail Adams, Tenley Albright, Louisa May Alcott, Florence Bascom, Marita Bonner,
Anne Dudley Bradstreet, Mary Bunting, Joyce Chen, Bette Davis, Dorothea Lynde Dix, Mary Dyer, Isabella Stewart
Gardner, Lucy Larcom, Nancy Harkness Love, Mary Mahoney, Maria Mitchell, Lucretia Mott, Rebecca Towne Nurse,
Elizabeth Porter Phelps, Ellen Swallow Richards, Edith Nourse Rogers, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Laurie Stephens, Katharine Lane Weems, and Edith Wharton.
Women of the Golden State: 25 California
Women You Should Know
By Linda Crotta Brennan and Others • Illustrated by Lisa Greenleaf
The profiled California women are strong, creative, and tenacious.
These short, biographical profiles are perfect for units on character education.
Notable Women Featured: Ethel Percy Andrus, Judith Baca, Charlotta S. Bass, Juana Briones, Marcy Carsey,
Louisa Clappe, Anita L. DeFrantz, Alice Eastwood, Mabel Fairbanks, Betty Ford, Dian Fosse, Jessie Anne Frémont,
Dolores Huerta, Billie Jean King, Maxine Hong Kingston, “Sox” Kitashima, Dorothea Lange, Ruth Law, Biddy Mason,
Janice Mirikitani, Charlie Parkhurst, Nancy Pelosi, Sally Ride, Maria Shriver and Maud Younger.
To My Countrywomen: The Life of Sarah Josepha Hale
By Muriel L. Dubois • Illustrated by: Lisa Greenleaf
The illustrated juvenile biography of America’s first woman editor. An early activist
for women’s education and property rights, Hale is best known for her role in the
establishment of the national holiday of Thanksgiving and as the author of the poem
To My Countrywomen: The Life of Sarah Josepha Hale — Study Guide
By Muriel L. Dubois • Illustrated by Lisa Greenleaf
A 36-page reproducible activity book featuring:
• Correlation to Social Studies & ELA Standards
• Open-ended Comprehension Questions
• Writing Prompts
• Challenge/Extension Activities
• Teacher Notes: Background Information
• Puzzles, Vocabulary and Comprehension Games, Fashion Plate Reproducibles
• Answer Key
Women of the Lone Star State: 25 Texas
Women You Should Know
The first Texas “Cattle Queen;” a Civil War spy; the “Woman Athlete
of the 20th Century.” The compelling stories of these and other women
will inspire young readers.
Notable Women Featured: Mary Kay Ash, Mollie Bailey, Nancy Binford, Annie Webb Blanton, Barbara Bush,
Bessie Coleman, Viola Johnson Coleman, Clara Driscoll, Miriam “Ma” Ferguson, Molly Goodnight, Connie Hagar,
María Hinojosa de Ballí, Oveta Culp Hobby, Peggy Hull, Barbara Jordan, Anastasia Liukin, Jane Long, Marion Koogler McNay, Elizabet Ney, Cynthia Ann Parker, Guadalupe Quintanilla, Mary Crownover Rabb, Ann Richards, Waldine Amanda Tauch, and “Babe” Zaharias.
Women of the Empire State: 25 New York
Women You Should Know
By Deborah Bruss and Others • Illustrated by Lisa Greenleaf
Being “first” means breaking barriers. You will learn how these New
York women overcame challenges and became leaders in medicine,
journalism, science, and the arts.
Notable Women Featured: Louise Bethune, Elizabeth Blackwell, Nellie Bly, Mary (Molly) Brant, Rachel Fuller Brown, Shirley Chisholm, Janet Collins, Dorothy Creole, Gertrude Ederle, Althea Gibson, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Martha Graham, Grace Hartigan, Malvina Hoffman, Grace Hopper, Belva Ann Lockwood, Clare Boothe Luce , Barbara McClintock, Frances Perkins, Harriet Quimby, Emily Roebling, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, Susan McKinney Steward, Barbra Streisand, and Mary E. Walker.
America’s Notable Women Series —Activity Booklet
Designed by Lisa Greenleaf
Need a quick idea for a lesson? Here are 22 teacher-tested activities.
Each mini-lesson is suitable for use with any of the America’s Notable
Women series but – even better! – they can be adapted to any biography
unit. You’ll be prepared with lessons in writing, science, art, critical
thinking, social studies, and more!