Books for Women’s History Month

By Kaitlyn Spotts | March 1 2022 | General

March is Women’s History Month, which recognizes the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields. Beginning as “Women’s History Week,” a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California in 1978, the movement spread across the country as other communities initiated their own Women’s History Week celebrations the following year. To learn more, click here.

We’d like to take the opportunity to highlight a selection of titles on extraordinary women to be shared with and read by your students all year long.

Browse the elementary collection

Nina
A Story of Nina Simone
978-1-5247-3728-3
A 2022 Coretta Scott King Book Award Honoree! This luminous, defining picture book biography illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Christian Robinson, tells the remarkable and inspiring story of acclaimed singer Nina Simone and her bold, defiant, and exultant legacy. Cover may vary.
$18.99 US
Sep 28, 2021
Hardcover
56 Pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

The Met Faith Ringgold
Narrating the World in Pattern and Color
978-0-7440-3977-1
See the world through Faith Ringgold's eyes and be inspired to produce your own masterpieces.
$14.99 US
Nov 30, 2021
Hardcover
56 Pages
DK Children

A Seat at the Table
The Nancy Pelosi Story
978-0-593-37251-7
This inspiring picture-book biography about Nancy Pelosi shows her journey from the child of Baltimore's mayor to her marble-ceiling-shattering four terms as Speaker of the House, including the historic events of January 6th, 2021.  
$17.99 US
Sep 07, 2021
Hardcover
40 Pages
Crown Books for Young Readers

To the Stars!
The First American Woman to Walk in Space
978-1-58089-645-0
An inspiring introduction to the first American woman to walk in space.
$7.99 US
Aug 07, 2018
Paperback
40 Pages
Charlesbridge

No Voice Too Small
Fourteen Young Americans Making History
978-1-62354-131-6
Fans of We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices will love meeting fourteen young activists who have stepped up to make change in their community and the United States.
$18.99 US
Sep 22, 2020
Hardcover
40 Pages
Charlesbridge

Just Like Me
978-0-525-58209-0
An ode to the girl with scrapes on her knees and flowers in her hair, and every girl in between, this exquisite treasury will appeal to readers of Dear Girl and I Am Enough and have kids poring over it to find a poem that's just for them.
$17.99 US
Jan 14, 2020
Hardcover
32 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers

Shirley Chisholm Dared
The Story of the First Black Woman in Congress
978-0-593-12368-3
Discover the inspiring story of the first black woman elected to Congress and to run for president in this picture book biography from a Newbery Honor-winning author and a Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe New Talent Award-winning illustrator.
$17.99 US
Jun 01, 2021
Hardcover
48 Pages
Anne Schwartz Books

We Are Makers
Real Women and Girls Shaping Our World
978-0-451-46892-5
Discover trailblazing women with MAKERS, a digital platform with interviews and videos of remarkable women, launched to wide recognition with its popular PBS documentaries--now in books!
$18.99 US
Nov 19, 2019
Hardcover
112 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers

She Persisted: Maria Tallchief
978-0-593-11581-7
Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds--including Maria Tallchief!
$5.99 US
Nov 16, 2021
Paperback
80 Pages
Philomel Books