Women of the Prairie State
By Marty Darragh, Jo Pitkin, and Others
Illustrated & Designed by Lisa Greenleaf
America's Notable Women Series
These pioneers, torchbearers, and trendsetters of the Prairie State were everyday women who accomplished both personal and professional goals through their strength and determination.
Women featured: Mary Ann Bickerdyke, Willa Beatrice Brown, Jane Byrne, Mary Chase, LoisFuller, Aida Giachello, Jennie Hodgers, Irene Hunt, Janet Jagan, Mary Harris Jones, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Annie Turnbo Malone, Geraldine McCullough, Michelle Obama, Elizabeth P.W. Packard, Jeannette Ridlon Piccard, Florence Price, Kathy Reichs, Edith Spurlock Sampson, Hannah Solomon, Mary Harris Thompson, Christiana Holmes Tilson, Jennie Ward, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Willye B. Whiter
RL 5.5 - ages 9 and up
Interest level: grades 5 and above (136 pages)