Books to Celebrate Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month.  Share these inspiring reads with your students this month (or any month-our children should not hear about the accomplishments of women just 1 out of 12 months!)

Women's History Month books to inspire your readers in March and every month!
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Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World

Each poem in this book features a different young woman.  Each set of stand alone pages features a poem, incredible illustrations, a quote, and facts.

She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World

Another collections of stories, this one features 13 American women who changed the world.  From Harriet Tubman to Nellie Bly to Maria Tallchief, this book will inspire readers to persist in their efforts to make change.  Don't miss the follow up book, She Persisted Around the World.


Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

This incredible collection of forty trailblazing women is from Vashti Harrison.  Each set of stand alone pages features an illustration and well written text about iconic and lesser know inspirational black women.  Don't miss the author/illustrator's interview about the inspiration for the book and why she drew the women's eyes closed.


Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote

Share this story of strong-spirited and rule breaking Elizabeth Cady Stanton who grew up to be a suffragist and leader in the call for women's voting rights.


Mae Among the Stars

This story follows Mae through her early years and the important influences that lead her to become the first black female astronaut.  Your readers will be inspired by the if you can dream it and work hard for it, anything is possible message.


Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx

Written in both English and Spanish, this upbeat story shares Sonia Sotomayor's journey to become the first Latina Supreme Court Justice.  The story takes readers through her experiences with poverty, juvenile diabetes, the death of her father, and feeling alienated at Princeton University. Sonia's determination, hard work, and loving extended family support her on her path to success.


The World is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid

This story with its beautiful illustrations introduces readers to Iraqi born Zaha Hadid-a math loving girl whose love for math allowed her to see patterns in the world that she translated into her architectural designs.


Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon

In 1966, Bobbi Gibb became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon.  Faced with enormous obstacles, Bobbi Gibbs believed in herself and worked hard to make her dream come true blazing the path for thousands of women.


Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist

From a childhood visit to an aquarium to becoming a world-renowned scientist and advocate, this story shows that perseverance and passion can become a life's work.


The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath

This story, told in rhyming verse, takes on racial and gender equity while taking readers Dr. Patricia Bath's work to break down barriers and help those in need.  Share this uplifting story to inspire readers to follow their dreams.


Anybody's Game: They Story of the First Girls to Play Little League Baseball

A love of baseball and determination lead Kathryn Johnston to want to play little league-except it's 1950 and girls aren't allowed to try out.  So, she cuts off her braids, pretends to be a boy, and makes the team.  This story is a perfect example to share with students on how breaking rules and a lot of persistance can lead to change.



The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin

This book about Dr. Temple Grandin is told in rhyming verse and gives an inspiring message to readers about celebrating what makes us different and not letting doubt hold you back.

I hope your readers enjoy these! Any favorites I missed? What books do you love to share for Women's History Month?

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