Celebrate Women's History Month

by Ellen Peterson | Mar 15, 2021

March is Women's History Month. Here are a bunch of awesome compilation books to celebrate women throughout history.

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
by Vashti Harrison

Features forty trailblazing black women in American History. Illuminating text paired with irresistible illustrations bring to life both iconic and lesser-known female figures whose actions and beliefs contributed to making the world better for generations of girls and women to come.

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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality
by David Roberts

Learn about how women fought to win the vote. Covering the whole range of suffragette experiences - from aristocrats to the middle and working classes, as well as a look at the global struggle for universal suffrage, Suffragette is a fantastic introduction to a fascinating topic.

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She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World
by Chelsea Clinton

With vivid, compelling art by Alexandra Boiger, this book shows readers that no matter what obstacles may be in their paths, they shouldn’t give up on their dreams. Persistence is power.

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Women In Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win
by Rachel Ignotofsky

A fascinating collection full of striking, singular art, Women in Sports features 50 profiles and illustrated portraits of women athletes from the 1800s to today including trailblazers, Olympians, and record-breakers in more than 40 different sports.

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Born Curious: 20 Girls Who Grew Up to Be Awesome Scientists
by Martha Freeman

The twenty groundbreaking women—including Rosalind Franklin, Marie Tharp, Shirley Anne Jackson, and more—came from all kinds of backgrounds and had all kinds of life experiences. But all had one thing in common: They were born curious. Are you curious, too? Read on.

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Girls Who Rocked The World
by Amelie Welden and Michelle McCann

It's never too soon to start making a difference, and these exhilarating examples of girl power in action make for ideal motivation.

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Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters
by Andrea Davis Pinkney

The lives these women led are part of an incredible story about courage in the face of oppression; about the challenges and triumphs of the battle for civil rights; and about speaking out for what you believe in--even when it feels like no one is listening.

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Fly Girls: The Forgotten Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII
by P. O'Connell Pearson 

At the height of World War II, the US Army Airforce faced a desperate need for skilled pilots. Through grit and pure determination, 1,100 female pilots were finally allowed to fly. Their story is one of patriotism, the power of positive attitudes, the love of flying, and the willingness to do good with no concern for personal gain.

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