Gifted Women and Girls

These selected Royal Fireworks Press titles look at gifted women in history and in contemporary society and offer inspiration to young women and girls. All are based on scholarly research.

Several of these titles are also available as iBooks. Our collection of iBooks is continuously expanding, so check the individual titles to see which books are also available electronically.

large-the-lives-of-great-women-leaders-youThe Lives of Great Women Leaders and You tells the inspiring stories of more than twenty women and girls (the youngest being Malala Yousafzai) in math and science, society and culture, government and politics, and the arts, finishing with an extensive chapter titled “Finding Your Own Way to Lead.”

Manifesto of the Gifted Girl is an important book for understanding and supporting gifted girls. It is beautifully illustrated with images of women and girls in art and history.

The Women of Martha Cook: A Longitudinal Study of Actualization in Women is the result of a fascinating project that examined the student experiences, and subsequent adult lives, of a sample of high-ability women who resided in the Martha Cook dorm at the University of Michigan in the 1950s and ’60s.

Julietta is a novlarge-girl-at-armsel set in the Middle Ages that highlights women’s historical journey—from herbalists to doctors’ assistants to physicians in their own right.

Finding Her Way is a novel for young adults about Thoreau but also about Margaret Fuller—author, editor, reporter, and America’s first female foreign correspondent.

Girl at Arms: The story of Joan of Arc is “a deftly written work of fiction…that is solidly based on historical facts, making it an outstanding and highly recommended selection for middle school and community library children’s books collections.” – Children’s Bookwatch

Tale of a Hero and Song of a Sword is a science fiction novel that redefines the meaning of heroism to include empathy, creative problem solving, and self-discovery. Sometimes girls just don’t want to settle for “happily ever after.”

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