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

A Story of Nina Simone
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.
$18.99 US
Sep 28, 2021
56 Pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

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

A Seat at the Table
The Nancy Pelosi Story
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
40 Pages
Crown Books for Young Readers

To the Stars!
The First American Woman to Walk in Space
An inspiring introduction to the first American woman to walk in space.
$8.99 US
Aug 07, 2018
40 Pages

No Voice Too Small
Fourteen Young Americans Making History
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
40 Pages

Just Like Me
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
32 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers

Shirley Chisholm Dared
The Story of the First Black Woman in Congress
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
48 Pages
Anne Schwartz Books

She Persisted: Maria Tallchief
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!
$6.99 US
Nov 16, 2021
96 Pages
Philomel Books