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Madam Speaker

Nancy Pelosi and the lessons of power
Chronicles the life of Nancy Pelosi, the first female Speaker of the House, and details her early life, political career, and legacy. Examines how she has changed the political landscape throughout her career. Includes color and black-and-white photographs.

Kamala Harris

first female US vice president
This title examines the life and career of the lawyer and senator who was elected vice president of the United States in 2020. Harris became the first female vice president, as well as the first Black and Asian American vice president. Features include a glossary, web resources, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Kamala Harris

history-making US Vice President
Explores the life and career of Kamala Harris, the first black and Asian US woman Vice President.

Every Day is a Gift

In Every Day Is a Gift, Tammy Duckworth takes readers through the amazing?and amazingly true?stories from her incomparable life. In November of 2004, an Iraqi RPG blew through the cockpit of Tammy Duckworth's U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter. The explosion, which destroyed her legs and mangled her right arm, was a turning point in her life. But as Duckworth shows in Every Day Is a Gift, that moment was just one in a lifetime of extraordinary turns. The biracial daughter of an American father and a Thai-Chinese mother, Duckworth faced discrimination, poverty, and the horrors of war?all before the age of 16. As a child, she dodged bullets as her family fled war-torn Phnom Penh. As a teenager, she sold roses by the side of the road to save her family from hunger and homelessness in Hawaii. Through these experiences, she developed a fierce resilience that would prove invaluable in the years to come. Duckworth joined the Army, becoming one of a handful of female helicopter pilots at the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She served eight months in Iraq before an insurgent's RPG shot down her helicopter, an attack that took her legs?and nearly took her life. She then spent thirteen months recovering at Walter Reed, learning to walk again on prosthetic legs and planning her return to the cockpit. But Duckworth found a new mission after meeting her state's senators, Barack Obama and Dick Durbin. After winning two terms as a U.S. Representative, she won election to the U.S. Senate in 2016. And she and her husband Bryan fulfilled another dream when she gave birth to two daughters, becoming the first sitting senator to give birth. From childhood to motherhood and beyond, Every Day Is a Gift is the remarkable story of one of America's most dedicated public servants.

Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

A look at the life and career of United States Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

This is what America looks like

my journey from refugee to Congresswoman
"A . . . memoir by progressive trailblazer Ilhan Omar-the first African refugee, the first Somali-American, and one of the first Muslim women, elected to Congress"--Provided by publisher.

Madam Speaker

Nancy Pelosi calls the house to order
"Nancy Pelosi is a beacon of patriotism and integrity, demonstrating strength and leadership in her over 30 years in public office. A politician, mother of five, and tireless advocate for the underprivileged, she has dedicated her life to correcting injustice and inequality, and she serves her country with confidence and compassion. Rising from the California Democratic Party Chair to House Minority Leader to become the first woman Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi is a gifted leader and an inspiration to young women everywhere"--Provided by publisher.

Sharice's big voice

a native kid becomes a congresswoman
When Sharice Davids was young, she never thought she'd be in Congress. And she never thought she'd be one of the first Native American women in Congress. During her campaign, she heard from a lot of doubters. They said she couldn't win because of how she looked, who she loved, and where she came from. But here's the thing: Everyone's path looks different and everyone's path has obstacles. And this is the triumphant story of Sharice Davids' path to Congress.


fighter, phenom, change maker
"A celebratory biography of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (aka "AOC"), the youngest congresswoman in United States history,detailing not only her life but the movement she has energized"--Provided by publisher.

Hillary Clinton

historic politician
A biography of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the first female presidential candidate for the Democratic party and former Secretary of State, that discusses her political career, family and educational background.


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