Celebrate Women’s History Month

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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Because Claudette

A picture book biography about Claudette Colvin, the teen whose activism launched the Montgomery bus boycott. 

The Fastest Girl on Earth!

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. 

Finding My Dance

In her debut picture book, professional Indigenous dancer Ria Thundercloud tells the true story of her path to dance and how it helped her take pride in her Native American heritage. You can also check out this title as eBook on Libby.

Girl Warriors: How 25 Young Activists Are Saving the Earth

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. 

Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance

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.