12 Books to Buy Your Children for Women’s History Month

by wherelearnu

March marks Women’s History Month and to celebrate, we have compiled a great list of titles that can bring herstory to life. Use these inspiring books as a jumping off point to remember the achievements of women, discuss our individual opportunities to shine, and reflect on the impact women have had around the world.

Snuggle in close with your girls and boys and explore conversations with them about gender, identity, tolerance, and diversity. While highlighting the relevancy of the women’s movement, don’t forget to recognize the men who championed their equity and equality and together we can nurture a society that welcome leadership that comes in all shapes, sizes, bodies, and genders.

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Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice

Price: $10.99*

Discover the incredible story of a young daughter of immigrants who would grow up to be the first woman, first Black person, and first South Asian American ever elected Vice President of the United States in this moving picture book biography of Kamala Harris. BUY NOW

Jump at the Sun: The True Life Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher

Price: $16.99*

From the Newbery Honor–winning author of Genesis Begins Again comes a shimmering picture book that shines the light on Zora Neale Hurston, the extraordinary writer and storycatcher extraordinaire who changed the face of American literature. BUY NOW

Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees

Price: $7.99*

Wangari Maathai changed the way the world thinks about nature, ecology, freedom, and democracy, inspiring radical efforts that continue to this day. BUY NOW

RESPECT: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul

Price: $16.99*

Winner of the Coretta Scott King Illustration Award! From a New York Times bestselling author and an acclaimed illustrator comes this vibrant portrait of Aretha Franklin that pays her the R-E-S-P-E-C-T this Queen of Soul deserves. BUY NOW

Breaking the Ice: The True Story of the First Woman to Play in the National Hockey League

Price: $15.69*

The inspiring true story of Manon Rhéaume, the first and only woman to play a game in the National Hockey League, featuring an afterward from Manon herself. BUY NOW

Try It!: How Frieda Caplan Changed the Way We Eat

Price: $13.49*

Meet fearless Frieda Caplan—the produce pioneer who changed the way Americans eat by introducing exciting new fruits and vegetables, from baby carrots to blood oranges to kiwis—in this brightly illustrated nonfiction picture book! BUY NOW

Our House Is on Fire: Greta Thunberg’s Call to Save the Planet

Price: $14.25*

Learn the story of TIME PERSON OF THE YEAR Greta Thunberg, the sixteen-year-old climate activist who has sparked a worldwide student movement and is demanding action from world leaders who refuse to address climate change—from acclaimed picture book creator Jeanette Winter. BUY NOW

Never Caught, the Story of Ona Judge: George and Martha Washington’s Courageous Slave Who Dared to Run Away

Price: $11.99*

A National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction, Never Caught is the eye-opening narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington’s runaway slave, who risked everything for a better life—now available as a young reader’s edition! BUY NOW

Marjory Saves the Everglades: The Story of Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Price: $17.79*

From acclaimed children’s book biographer Sandra Neil Wallace comes the inspiring and little-known story of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the remarkable journalist who saved the Florida Everglades from development and ruin. BUY NOW

Together We March: 25 Protest Movements That Marched into History

Price: $18.99*

March through history and discover twenty-five groundbreaking protest movements that have shaped the way we fight for equality and justice today in this stunningly illustrated and sweeping book! BUY NOW

I am Jane Goodall (Ordinary People Change the World)

Price: $12.89*

We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer. Learn all about Jane Goodall, the chimpanzee scientist. BUY NOW

Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist

Price: $14.57*

This is the story of a woman who dared to dive, defy, discover, and inspire. This is the story of Shark Lady. One of the best science picture books for children, Shark Lady is a must for both teachers and parents alike! BUY NOW

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