Books for Women’s History Month

By Luis Diaz | February 14 2023 | General

In honor of Women’s History Month in March, Penguin Random House Education is sharing stories written by and about women who made history and who are making an impact today,both locally and globally.

We’d like to take the opportunity to highlight a selection of fiction and nonfiction titles to be read by your students all year long.

Browse the elementary school collection

Mae Makes a Way
The True Story of Mae Reeves, Hat & History Maker
Tip your hat to fashion designer and civil rights icon Mae Reeves in this picture book biography written in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture!
$18.99 US
May 24, 2022
48 Pages
Crown Books for Young Readers

The Met Louise Bourgeois
She Saw the World as a Textured Tapestry
See how iconic artists like Louise Bourgeois were influenced by their environments in this beautiful series produced in collaboration with The Met.
$14.99 US
Jun 28, 2022
56 Pages
DK Children

She Persisted: Wilma Mankiller
Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who spoke up and rose up against the odds--including Wilma Mankiller!A 2024 American Indian Youth Literature Honor Book!
$5.99 US
Oct 04, 2022
80 Pages
Philomel Books

Troublemakers in Trousers
Women and What They Wore to Get Things Done
Meet twenty-one women throughout history who broke fashion and norms to do something groundbreaking in this unique middle-grade collection that celebrates trailblazers and troublemakers.
$18.99 US
Oct 25, 2022
176 Pages

Kate's Light
Kate Walker at Robbins Reef Lighthouse
The heroic true story of one of the Eastern seaboard's first woman lighthouse keepers, illustrated by a Caldecott Medalist.
$18.99 US
Jan 12, 2021
40 Pages
Margaret Ferguson Books

Who Is Ketanji Brown Jackson?
Discover how a young girl who was the star of her school's debate team became a federal jurist and the first Black woman to sit on the United States Supreme Court.Presenting Who HQ Now: an exciting addition to the #1 New York Times Best-Selling Who Was? series!
$5.99 US
Nov 29, 2022
56 Pages
Penguin Workshop

Not Playing by the Rules: 21 Female Athletes Who Changed Sports
This powerful and inspiring collection features 21 female trailblazers in their sport, perfect for fans of Women in Sports and Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls!
$18.99 US
Apr 21, 2020
48 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers