The school wants kids to read a lot of non-fiction books, so we read a biography of Eleanor Roosevelt to Mary. It was a little above her comprehension level, but the story was interesting, so she liked it. I like Eleanor Roosevelt myself, and she got my vote in the "which woman should be on the $20 bill?" poll. The majority of people voted for Harriet Tubman, but I think Eleanor is a better choice, because she had more of an impact on the United States and the world at large.
Since Mary liked the Eleanor Roosevelt biography, I got one about Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The biography was not very well-written, and it ignored things like the existence of Susan B. Anthony. Also, the author was clearly uncomfortable with the fact that Mrs. Stanton got married and had seven children. I don't see why having lots of children is a problem, but the author felt the need to discuss birth control and a woman's empowering right to not have children. I thought that entire segment was really out of place.
We also got Mary a biography on Sacajawea, which was a lot better. It kind of overplayed Sacajawea's role in the Lewis and Clark expedition--there were other people in the expedition besides for her--but it also had a lot of action and adventure scenes. Mary liked it. I wonder what other biographies we should get for her from the library.