10 Kids Books to Celebrate Women’s History Month

10 Kids Books to Celebrate Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month and Stories to Grow By is highlighting 10 kids books to celebrate! It's a time to learn about incredible women who have shaped our world, from scientists and artists to activists and athletes. These inspiring stories show us that anything is possible, regardless of gender.

This list features amazing books for kids of all ages, filled with tales of trailblazing women who dared to dream big and make a difference. All are also written by female authors! So, dive in, explore their journeys, and be inspired to create your own unique story!

  1. Shark Lady by Jess Keating: From a young age, Eugenie Clark loved sharks and wanted to learn everything about them — and disagreed with those who considered sharks to be mindless monsters. In this beautifully illustrated story, readers learn how Eugenie dedicated her life to the study of sharks.

  2. Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed: “If you dream it, believe in it, and work hard for it, anything is possible.” This book tells how Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space, followed her dreams to become an astronaut.

  3. Planting Stories by Anika Aldamuy Denise: When Pura Belpré came to America from Puerto Rico in 1921, she found work as a bilingual assistant at the New York Public Library. This book tells the story of Pura, a storyteller and puppeteer who championed bilingual literature.

  4. Think Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison: This timeless tale gets a Valentine's Day twist, reminding us that love is all around us. With its iconic artwork and heartwarming message, it's a beautiful way to introduce children to the concept of love in a broader sense.

  5. Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? by Tanya Lee Stone: When Elizabeth Blackwell was a child, women weren’t allowed to be doctors. In this book, children learn that Elizabeth “didn’t believe in couldn’t or shouldn’t” and overcame obstacles to become the first woman doctor.

  6. Just Like Beverly by Vicki Conrad: Children’s book author Beverly Cleary began as a young girl who struggled to read — but this story shows how Beverly successfully created relatable books that are now beloved by generations of children.
  7. Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos by Monica Brown: In this book, children are introduced to renowned artist Frida Kahlo, her childhood, her art, and her numerous, diverse pets.

  8. She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton: With child-friendly stories of women like Helen Keller, Ruby Bridges, Sally Ride, and Sonia Sotomayor, this book introduces 13 American women who pushed through barriers and reached their dreams.
  9. Wilma Unlimited by Kathleen Krull: When Wilma Rudolph contracted polio as a young child, she struggled to learn to walk again, but this inspiring book shows how Wilma overcame barriers and became one of the world’s greatest athletes.
  10. The Girl Who Thought in Pictures by Julia Finley Mosca: In rhyming prose, this book tells the story of Temple Grandin, who was diagnosed with autism at a young age. Throughout the story, children will see how Temple used her unique mind and visual thinking skills to become an amazing scientist.

International Women's Day

These 10 kids books celebrating Women's History Month also are a great touchstone for International Women's Day, celebrated annually on March 8th! It's a global day of celebration for the historical achievements of women. It's also a call to action to keep working on social/professional areas that still need to be improved.

Whether you're celebrating Women's History Month or International Women's Day, these books will inspire you with stories of remarkable women who changed the world!

Stories to Grow By

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