4. The Lady and the Panda by Vicki Croke

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This book tells the fascinating story of Ruth Harkness, an adventurer before her time. In the mid-1930s, she left her socialite life in Manhattan and traveled to Tibet, looking for the elusive panda. It's eye-opening in so many ways - things were so different for women back then!

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