Woman’s History Month is here, and it’s a great opportunity to introduce your kids to some of the important women who have left their marks on our world. This list of children’s books for Women’s History Month can help you find some great new reads you and your kids will love.
Children’s Books For Women’s History Month
- Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World Fresh, accessible, and inspiring, Shaking Things Up introduces fourteen revolutionary young women—each paired with a noteworthy female artist—to the next generation of activists, trail-blazers, and rabble-rousers.
- Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World Twenty-six amazing women; twenty-six amazing stories. From writers to scientists, sports figures to politicians, this diverse collection highlights women who changed the world.
- Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World Featuring the true stories of 35 women creators, ranging from writers to inventors, artists to scientists, this book inspires as it educates.
- Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code Grace Hopper coined the term “computer bug” and taught computers to “speak English.” Throughout her life, Hopper succeeded in doing what no one had ever done before. Delighting in difficult ideas and in defying expectations, the insatiably curious Hopper truly was “Amazing Grace” . . . and a role model for science- and math-minded girls and boys.
- The Only Woman in the Photo: Frances Perkins & Her New Deal for America Frances realized she had to make her voice heard, even when speaking made her uncomfortable, and use it to fight injustice and build programs to protect people across the nation. So when newly-elected President Franklin Delano Roosevelt finally asked Frances to be the first female Secretary of Labor and help pull the nation out of the Great Depression, she knew she had to walk through that open door and forward into history.
- Secret Engineer: How Emily Roebling Built the Brooklyn Bridge Women weren’t supposed to be engineers. But this woman insisted she could do it all, and her hard work helped to create one of the most iconic landmarks in the world.
- Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins Janet Collins wanted to be a ballerina in the 1930s and 40s, a time when racial segregation was widespread in the United States. Janet pursued dance with a passion, despite being rejected from discriminatory dance schools.
- How Kate Warne Saved President Lincoln: The Story Behind the Nation’s First Woman Detective In 1856, when Kate Warne went to see Allan Pinkerton, only men were detectives. But Kate convinced Allan to hire her for his detective agency.
- For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai’s Story She grew up in a world where women were supposed to be quiet. But Malala Yousafzai refused to be silent. Discover Malala’s story through this powerful narrative telling, and come to see how one brave girl named Malala changed the world.
- Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell Elizabeth refused to accept the common beliefs that women weren’t smart enough to be doctors, or that they were too weak for such hard work. And she would not take no for an answer. Although she faced much opposition, she worked hard and finally―when she graduated from medical school and went on to have a brilliant career―proved her detractors wrong.
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