103 Children’s Books for Women’s History Month: Learn About Amazing Women & Moments in History!

by Melanie Edwards on March 6, 2017 · 2 comments

in Kids, Women

Keeping up with various holidays and themed days or months has become a fun way for our family to learn about a variety of customs and cultures. We enjoy reading books that go with the theme or holiday, as well as making crafts or engaging in fun activities. This month is Women’s History Month, which is a great excuse to really help our kids learn about the wonderful women that have and continue to make their mark in the world! I shared a few reasons over on Multicultural Kid Blogs as to why we celebrate Women’s History Month and encourage you to do the same. Today, I want to share a list of children’s books for Women’s History Month that can get your family talking about some really amazing women and the feats they’ve made throughout the world!

103 Children's Books for Women's History Month

103 Children’s Books for Women’s History Month: Learn About Amazing Women & Moments in History!

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From board books and picture books for young children, to chapter books and biographies to explore with older kids, you’re sure to find some great children’s books for Women’s History Month!

103 Children's Books for Women's History Month

Women in Science

  1. Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women
  2. Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures
  3. Hidden Figures, Young Readers’ Edition
  4. Ada Twist, Scientist
  5. Rosie Revere, Engineer
  6. The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: the Story of Dr. Patricia Bath
  7. Astronaut Kalpana Chawla, Reaching for the Stars
  8. The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: the Story of Dr. Temple Grandin
  9. I am Jane Goodall (Ordinary People Change the World)
  10. To the Stars! The First American Woman to Walk in Space
  11. Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer

103 Children's Books for Women's History Month

Women in Arts

  1. Who Was Frida Kahlo?
  2. Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, Young Readers’ Edition
  3. The Life of/La Vida De Celia
  4. Vera Wang Queen of Fashion
  5. Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music
  6. My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/la vida de Celia Cruz
  7. Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Cole Lowe
  8. Dorothea Lange: The Photographer Who Found the Faces of the Depression
  9. Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker
  10. Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire
  11. Maya Angelou (Little People, Big Dreams)
  12. The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid

103 Children's Books for Women's History Month

Women for Human and Civil Rights

  1. Side by Side/Lado a Lado: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez/La Historia de Dolores Huerta y Cesar Chavez
  2. Who Is Malala Yousafzai?
  3. I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers’ Edition)
  4. I am Rosa Parks (Ordinary People Change the World)
  5. Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, Inspired by Historical Facts
  6. Who Was Harriet Tubman?
  7. Through My Eyes
  8. Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement
  9. Who Was Mother Teresa?
  10. The Story of Ruby Bridges
  11. If You Were a Kid During the Civil Rights Movement
  12. Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation
  13. Who Was Anne Frank?
  14. I am Helen Keller (Ordinary People Change the World)
  15. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
  16. Who Was Rosa Parks?

103 Children's Books for Women's History Month

Women in Politics

  1. I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark
  2. Who Is Michelle Obama?
  3. A Woman in the House (and Senate): How Women Came to the United States Congress, Broke Down Barriers, and Changed the Country
  4. Madam President: The Extraordinary, True (and Evolving) Story of Women in Politics
  5. Marching with Aunt Susan: Susan B. Anthony and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage
  6. Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx
  7. Miss Paul and the President: The Creative Campaign for Women’s Right to Vote
  8. What’s the Big Deal About First Ladies
  9. A Woman for President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull
  10. Grace for President
  11. Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead

103 Children's Books for Women's History Month

Women in Sports

  1. The Golden Girls of Rio
  2. Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win
  3. She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story
  4. Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman
  5. Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)
  6. Mo’ne Davis: Remember My Name: My Story from First Pitch to Game Changer
  7. Who Are Venus and Serena Williams?
  8. Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX: The Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America
  9. America’s Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle
  10. Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl’s Baseball Dream
  11. Players In Pigtails
  12. Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still
  13. Basketball Belles: How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player Put Women’s Hoops on the Map
  14. Hope Solo: My Story, Young Readers’ Edition
  15. Storm Run: The Story of the First Woman to Win the Iditarod Sled Dog Race

103 Children's Books for Women's History Month

Women Making History Across the World

  1. Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!
  2. A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women
  3. Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World
  4. Women in Black History: Stories of Courage, Faith, and Resilience
  5. 33 Things Every Girl Should Know About Women’s History: From Suffragettes to Skirt Lengths to the E.R.A.
  6. The Book of Heroines: Tales of History’s Gutsiest Gals
  7. Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II
  8. Yankee Doodle Gals: Women Pilots of World War II
  9. 50 Unbelievable Women and Their Fascinating (and True!) Stories (They Did What?)
  10. For Such a Time as This: Stories of Women from the Bible, Retold for Girls

103 Children's Books for Women's History Month

More Women Heroes

  1. Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette ‘Daisy’ Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure
  2. The True Story of Pocahontas (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3)
  3. I am Sacagawea (Ordinary People Change the World)
  4. Fa Mulan: The Story of a Woman Warrior
  5. Joan of Arc: The Teenager Who Saved Her Nation
  6. You Wouldn’t Want to Be Joan of Arc!: A Mission You Might Want to Miss
  7. Exploring Ancient Egyptian Women: From Powerful Queens to Maidservants
  8. Cleopatra: The Queen of Kings
  9. Sybil’s Night Ride
  10. The Girl Who Became Emperor

103 Children's Books for Women's History Month

Books Featuring Strong Female Characters

  1. One Crazy Summer
  2. Little Women
  3. Island of the Blue Dolphins
  4. Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls
  5. Fiesta Feminina: Celebrating Women in Mexican Folktale
  6. The Woman Who Fell from the Sky: The Iroquois Story of Creation
  7. Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales
  8. Amazing Grace (also explore other books in this series)
  9. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
  10. Matilda
  11. A Wrinkle in Time
  12. Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
  13. Pippi Longstocking
  14. Madeline
  15. The Paper Bag Princess
  16. The Secret Garden
  17. The Red Pencil
  18. The Case of the Missing Moonstone

We hope you enjoy exploring some of these children’s books for Women’s History Month with your kids and that they lead to many wonderful conversations! Be sure to check out the Women’s History Month series on Multicultural Kid Blogs, with lots of great content coming up throughout the month!

Who are some of your (or your kids’) favorite women heroes?

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1 Lauren Gay March 6, 2017 at 12:51 pm

This is such a great diverse list!!!

2 Melanie Edwards March 10, 2017 at 11:09 am

I had so much fun putting it together, too!

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