Tells the story of painter and teacher Alma Thomas, discussing her childhood, teaching career and activism.
March is Women’s History Month. To celebrate, here is a list of newer biographies for children that highlight a variety of remarkable and determined women. They feature a broad range of women from many different fields, including science, activism, and the arts. These books will inspire young readers to stand up for what is right and follow their dreams.
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The story of pioneering chef Alice Waters who changed the way America eats and kickstarted the organic food movement.
A picture book biography about Claudette Colvin, the teen whose activism launched the Montgomery bus boycott.
A picture book biography of Luz Jiménez, a Nahua woman who grew up in Mexico during the early 1900s, became a model for artists, worked with scholars to preserve Nahuatl language and stories, and was known as “the soul of Mexico.” You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eBook on Hoopla.
When prairie girl Ruth Mason finds strange rocks on her family land, she devotes her life to uncovering their source, leading to the discovery of thousands of dinosaur fossils.
A picture book biography follows the life of Kitty O’Neil, the stuntwoman and racecar driver who broke the women’s land speed record, becoming a hero to fans everywhere.
Interviews with 25 climate leaders under age 25 present a hopeful picture of the future of environmentalism. These fearless girls and young women from all over the world have led hundreds of thousands of people in climate strikes, founded nonprofits, given TED talks, and sued their governments. They are standing up to demand change when no one else is.
From Children’s Literature Legacy Award-winning author Nikki Grimes comes a feminist-forward new collection of poetry celebrating the little-known women poets of the Harlem Renaissance–paired with full-color, original art from female African-American illustrators. You can also check out this title as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby.
Chronicles Boston social activist Kip Tiernan’s efforts to open Rosie’s Place, the nation’s first homeless shelter for women.