@alamuzmo And then for older readers there are some interesting histories:
Girls Think of Everything by Catherine Thimmesh
Lives of Extraordinary Women by Kathleen Krull
And for when she's slightly older:
Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Wrede
Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Kelly
Each Little Bird That Sings by Wiles
Zita the Spacegirl! by Hatke
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Lin
@paper bag princess There are some fantastic picture book biographies of interesting ladies from the last few years:
What to Do About Alice (about Alice Roosevelt) by Barbara Kerley
Me...Jane by Patrick McDonnell
Planting the Trees of Kenya by Claire Nivola
Brave Girl by Michelle Markel
There are just awesome picture books with girls:
The Library by Sarah Stewart
Imogene's Last Stand by Candice Fleming
This Is Our House by Hyewon Yum
@iceberg @Fear Biter It took me until your comment to realize that was Javier Bardem and not Mickey Rourke. Yeeeesh. That's something they did there.
I work with a guy who is a bit obsessed with ISG and her museum. He gave me a photocopied essay from an out of print book about her collection and her art dealers as a homework assignment before we went to tour the place. It was crazy and delightful. So I feel duty bound to mention that everyone should really try to go on a sunny day while the Hanging Nasturtiums are up at Easter time. So beautiful.
@AnalogMetronome Right? I mean, if you wanted to put me in a negative mood, all you'd have to do is play some nu metal or Kid Rock, say. I'd want everyone to die, no questions asked. But Barber? Not so much.
Alternatively, I feel this would put people in a negative mood: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxRX6LXDpWs
Finland, Finland, Finland the country where I want to be...
@FromTheFuture Mmmm. I think I've got the fever, too! (Wait. does that sound strange out of context?)
@miss buenos aires @meetapossum also, no Court Jester? (Now I want to watch the Court Jester tonight.)
I know this thread is mostly dead now, but I just wanted to see if anyone else remembered The Christmas Killer by Patricia Windsor? Dear lord, finishing that book at 2 in the morning while home by myself was a poor idea. Eeep. Man, junior high, you had the best (and worst) books.
@anachronistique Well, they are one of my musical influences.