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Children's Encyclopedia of Women

This encyclopedia was begun in March 1998 by third and fourth grade students at Pocantico Hills School in Sleepy Hollow, NY. We have added to it during March and April of each year since then. We are currently in the process of adding to the collection with this student work. The children choose a woman based on a topic they are interested in. This is by no means a complete collection. We hope you enjoy your visit and come back soon to see our new addition!

updated 05/19/10

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- A -

Bella Abzug
Abigail Adams

Agnodice
Michelle Akers
Madeleine Albright
Amy Alcott
Louisa May Alcott  
Laila Ali

Fran Allen
NEW 2010

Karen Allen
June Allyson

Chantelle Anderson
Dame Judith Anderson

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Marian Anderson
Marian Anderson
(another)
Marian Anderson
(another)
Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(another)
Maya Angelou
Mary Anning
Susan B. Anthony   
Constance Applebee
 
Elizabeth Arden
Laura Ashley
Gae Aulenti
-B -

Lauren Bacall
Shannon Bahrke
NEW 2010
Pearl Bailey
Josephine Baker
Jill Bakken
Lucille Ball
Tyra Banks
Drew Barrymore
Ethel Barrymore
Clara Barton
Clara Barton
(another)
Clara Barton
(another)
Clara Barton
(another)
Clara Barton
(another) 
Daisy May Bates

Laura Baugh 
Joy Behar

Aphra Behn

Sarah Bernhardt NEW 2010
Halle Berry
Mary McLeod Bethune
Mary McLeod Bethune
(an.)
Elena Berezhnaya

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Shirley Temple Black
Shirley Temple Black
(another)
Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell
Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell
(another)
Emily Blackwell
Bonnie Blair

Amelia Bloomer
Judy Blume
Judy Blume
(another)
Nellie Bly
Nellie Bly
(another)
Eleanor Boardman
Anne Boleyn

Amanda Borden NEW 2010
Roberta Bondar  
Carol Moseley Braun
Juana Brown 
Molly Brown 
A'Lelia Bundles

Carol Burnett
Lucy Burns
Laura W. Bush
Tricia Byrnes
- C -

Rachel Carson
Deborah Carter
Rosalyn Carter
Mary Cassatt
Mary Cassatt
(another) 
Carrie Chapman Catt
Florence Chadwick    
Cori Chambers

Coco Chanel
Brandi Chastain
Kalpana Chawla
Julia Child
Shirley Chisholm
Liz Claiborne

Edith Clarke
Eugenie Clark

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Kelly Clark
Maxine Clark
Beverly Cleary 
Cleopatra
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Sasha Cohen

Bessie Coleman
Janet Collins
Nadia Comaneci
Jill Ker Conway
Joan Ganz Cooney
Cynthia Cooper 
Natalie Coughlin
Katie Couric

Ellen Smith Craft
Cindy Crawford
NEW 2010
Maria Curie
Jamie Lee Curtis

- D -

Dorothy Dandridge
Grace Darling
Dominique Dawes
Mary Dawson
Doris Day

Donna de Varona
Diana, Princess of Wales
Diana, Princess of Wales
(another)

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Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
(another)
Emily Dickinson (another)
Phyllis Diller
Celine Dion
Celine Dion
Dorthea Dix
- E -

Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart
(another)
Amelia Earhart
(another)
Sylvia Earle
Annie Easley

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Gertrude Caroline Ederle
Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth II
Joan Embery
Gloria Estefan 

Janet Evans
Chris Evert
- F -

Debbi Fields
Linda Finch
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
(another)
Roberta Flack  
Peggy Fleming
Vonetta Flowers
Jane Fonda
Kisha Ford

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Dian Fossey  
Dian Fossey
 
Julie Foudy

Anne Frank
Anne Frank
(another)
Aretha Franklin
Amanda Freed 
Cornelia Funke
- G -

Indira Gandhi 
Ava Gardner
Judy Garland
Anne Geddes
Althea Gibson  
Kathie Lee Gifford

Françoise Gilot
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Gail Goestenkors
Whoopie Goldberg
Hetty Goldman

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Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall
(another)
Jane Goodall
(another)
Jane Goodall
(another)
Martha Graham
Steffi Graf
Yolanda Griffith
Cathy Guisewite
Anges Gund
Janet Guthrie
Alice Guy-Blaché
- H -

Clara McBride Hale
Dorothy Hamill

Edith Hamilton
Mia Hamm
Mia Hamm 
(another)
Becky Hammon 

Alison Hargreaves 
Hatshepsut
Patricia Roberts Harris
Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins
Edith Head
Jennifer Heil  NEW 2010
Sue Hendrickson 

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Sonja Henie
Sonia Henie
(another)
Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
Kathryn Hire
Chamique Holdsclaw
Terry Hongell 
Lou Henry Hoover
Whitney Houston
Julia Ward Howe 
Sarah Hughes   
Zora Neale Hurston

- I -

Iman

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-J -

Janet Jackson
Mahalia Jackson
Harriet Jacobs
Martha Jefferson
Mae C. Jemison

Joan d'Arc

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Vickie Johnson
Barbara Jordan
Barbara Jordan
(another)
Florence Griffith Joyner
Florence Griffith Joyner
(another)
- K -

Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo
(another)
Norma Kamali
Donna Karan 

Donna Karan 
Helen Keller
Helen Keller
(another)
Helen Keller
(another)
Helen Keller
(another)
Helen Keller
(another)
Grace Kelly
Rose Kennedy

Julie Kent

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
(another)
Yu-Na Kim
NEW 2010
Billy Jean King
Billy Jean King
(another)
Coretta Scott King
Margaret Knight  
Beyonce Knowles
Janica Kostelic
Julie Krone
Michelle Kwan
- L -

Venus Lacey 
Sherry Lansing 
Queen Latifah 

Estee Lauder
Gail Laughlin 
Rani Laxmibai
Lisa Leslie
Lisa Leslie
(another)
Lisa Leslie
(another)  
Edmonia Lewis

Idawalley Zorada Lewis
Kristine Lilly
Kristine Lilly
(another)

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Maya Lin
Mary Todd Lincoln
Tara Lipinski
Rebecca Lobo
Rebecca Lobo
Belva Ann Lockwood
Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli
Dora Lopez
Nancy Lopez
Juliette Gordon Low
Lois Lowry
Sybil Ludington
- M -

Shannon Macmillan  
Madonna

Julia Mancuso  NEW 2010
Wilma Mankiller

Kate Markgraf NEW 2010
Ann M. Martin
Sybilla Masters
Mary McAleese

Christa McAuliffe
Gabrielle Kirk McDonald
Carla McGhee
Golda Meir

Mary T. Meager
Catherine de’ Medici
Tiffeny Milbrett

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Cheryl Miller   
Ronda Jo Miller

Hayley Mills
Maria Mitchell
Dominique Moceanu
Dominique Moceanu (another)
Patty Moise
Marilyn Monroe
Maria Montessori
Mary Tyler Moore 
Lucretia Mott
Mulan

Dee Dee Myers
Jackie Mynarski
- N -

Heather Nabozny
Martina Navratilova
Florence Nightingale
Florence Nightingale
(another)
Mary Francis Winston Newton

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Her Majesty Queen Noor
Her Majesty Queen Noor
(another)
Antonia Novello

Antonia Novello (another)
- O -

Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley
(another)
Annie Oakley
(another)
Michelle Obama
Sandra Day O'Connor
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell

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Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O'Keeffe
(another)
Georgia O'Keeffe
(another)
Georgia O'Keeffe
(another)
Izumo no Okuni
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
(another)
Carla Overbeck
- P -

Barbara Park
Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks
(another)
Rosa Parks
(another)
Rosa Parks
(another)
Cindy Parlow

Danica Patrick
Jane Pauley   
Alice Paul
Nancy Pelosi
Eva Perón
Ann Petry

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Ida Pfeiffer
Ida Pfeiffer (another) NEW 2010
Mary Pickford  
Lori Piestewa 

Molly Pitcher
Molly Pitcher
(another)
Leontyne Price
Pocohontas
Pocohontas
(another)
Beatrix Potter

- Q -

Megan Quann

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- R -

Gilda Radner
Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan 
Natalie Randolph  NEW 2010
Charlotte E. Ray  
Lynne Reid-Banks

Janet Reno
Condoleezza Rice  
Dot Richardson
Sally Ride
Sally Ride
(another)
Sally Ride
(another)
Sally Ride
(another)
Faith Ringgold
Julia Roberts

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Joannie Rochette   NEW 2010
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller
Anita Roddick
Jennifer Rodriguez
Emily Warren Roebling
Mary Robinson
Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt
(another)
Eleanor Roosevelt
(another)
Eleanor Roosevelt
(another)
Betsy Ross
Diana Ross
J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling
(another)
Wilma Rudolph
- S -

Sacagawea
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Jamie Salé
Deborah Sampson

Marta Sandal-Rortvedt
Summer Sanders
Susan Sarandon

Thelma Schoonmaker
Brianna Scurry
Angelle Seeling
Monica Seles

Maria Sharapova  
Nicole Sherry 

Eunice Shriver
Beverly Sills
Mary Emily Sinclair
Sissi

Bessie Smith

Margaret Chase Smith

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Suzanne Somers
Annika Sorenstam
Silda Wall Spitzer
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Gloria Steinem  

Doris Stevens
Martha Stewart  

Lucy Stone
Emily Stowe
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Meryl Streep
Picabo Street
Susan Stroman 
Kathryn Sullivan

Pat Summit
Sheryl Swoopes 
Violette Szabo
- T -

Betty Maria Tallchief
Maria Tallchief

Dorothea Tanning
Patty Taverna
Elizabeth Taylor
Susie King Taylor

Hannah Teter
Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa
Twyla Tharp
Lady Margaret Thatcher
Jenny Thompson

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Lily Tomlin 
Dara Torres  

Trieu Thi Trinh
Trung Sisters

Sojourner Truth
Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman
(another)
Harriet Tubman
(another)
Harriet Tubman
(another)
Tina Turner
Marie Tussauds
Shania Twain
Cicely Tyson

- U -

Leslie Uggams

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- V -
Amy Van Dyken
Sarah Vaughan

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Queen Victoria
Lyndsey Vonn
NEW 2010
Phyllis Tucker Vinson

 

- W -

Madam C. J. Walker  
Madame C. J. Walker
Barbara Walters

Abby Wambach
Vera Wang
Nancy Ward
Martha Washington
Martha Washington
June Wayne
Teresa Weatherspoon
Teresa Weatherspoon
(another)
Karrie Webb
Ida B. Wells 
Eudora Welty

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Elaine Wexler-Mitchell
Ruth Weyland
Sara Whalen
Phillis Wheatley
Margaret Bourke-White
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Serena Williams   
Venus Williams
Alison Williamson
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
(another)
Chris Witty
Hillary Wolf
Beatrice Wood

Empress Wu
- X -
(empty)

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- Y -
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
Kristi Yamaguchi

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Roger Young
- Z -
Babe Didricksen Zaharias
Empress Wu Zetian

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Revised: May 19, 2010
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