Celebrate Women’s History Month!

By Caroline O'Connor | March 4 2021 | AdultsGeneralAllBlog

Grab a book, watch a movie, listen to a new podcast, however you decide to learn more, find a way to honor the role of women in history and celebrate their stories and accomplishments!


Check out or title selections below!

Adult list

Children’s list

Penguin Young Readers Women’s History Month

Women’s Empowerment


Who Is Kamala Harris?
The inspiring story of Vice President Kamala Harris told in the new Who HQ Now format for trending topics.
$4.99 US
Jan 19, 2021
5-5/16 x 7-5/8
56 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 8-12 years

Who Is Jane Goodall?: A Who Was? Board Book
The latest addition to the Who HQ program: board book biographies of relevant and important figures, created specifically for the preschool audience!
$7.99 US
Mar 30, 2021
7 x 7
Board Book
26 Pages
Rise x Penguin Workshop
Age 2-4 years

Concrete Kids
A Goddard CBC's Social Justice Prize Nominee • A YALSA Amazing Audiobook for Young Adults"I will close my eyes and disappear into the pages of this book for many years to come."--Hanif Abdurraqib (New York Times bestselling author of Go Ahead in The Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest)"Amyra's wondrous awe for life in all its terror and splendor is inspiring to witness."--Rosario Dawson (award-winning actor, singer, and activist)"A moving, inspiring love letter to and about 'the concrete kids. The kids with a melanin kiss.'"-- Kirkus Reviews "Leon's powerful book will embolden readers find their own ways of speaking out against injustice." -- Booklist, Starred Review"A raw and complex free verse exploration of self-love, Blackness, womanhood, and healing. A timely, essential ­purchase for all young adult collections." -- School Library Journal, Starred ReviewIn Concrete Kids, playwright, musician, and educator Amyra León uses free verse to challenge us to dream beyond our circumstances -- and sometimes even despite them.
$8.99 US
Oct 13, 2020
4-3/8 x 6-1/4
96 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 12 and up

Bold & Brave
Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote
The perfect read for the one-hundredth anniversary of the nineteenth amendment and in advance of the upcoming presidential election, this inspiring picture book from United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand shares the stories of ten suffragists who fought for women's right to vote
$8.99 US
Jun 02, 2020
8-1/2 x 11
40 Pages
Dragonfly Books
Age 6-9 years

Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Michelle Obama’s worldwide bestselling memoir, Becoming, is now adapted for young readers.
$18.99 US
Mar 02, 2021
6-1/8 x 9-1/8
432 Pages
Delacorte Press
Age 10 and up

Can We All Be Feminists?
New Writing from Brit Bennett, Nicole Dennis-Benn, and 15 Others on Intersectionality, Identity, and the Way Forward for Feminism
"As timely as it is well-written, this clear-eyed collection is just what I need right now." --Jacqueline Woodson, author of Brown Girl Dreaming"The intersectional feminist anthology we all need to read" (Bustle), edited by a feminist activist and writer who "calls to mind a young Audre Lorde" (Kirkus)
$18.00 US
Sep 25, 2018
5-1/16 x 7-3/4
288 Pages
Penguin Books

First Ladies of the United States
A gorgeous publication that reveals the historical importance of first ladies through portraiture.
$19.95 US
Dec 01, 2020
7 x 9
180 Pages
Smithsonian Books

Frida A to Z
The Life of an Icon From Activism to Zapotec
An illustrated A to Z celebrating the unparalleled impact of the artistic phenomenon that is Frida Kahlo.
$14.95 US
Mar 17, 2020
7-7/8 x 9-3/8
56 Pages
Smith Street Books

Hood Feminism
Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot
A New York Times BestsellerA Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020A potent and electrifying critique of today's feminist movement announcing a fresh new voice in black feminism"My wish is that every white woman who calls herself a feminist (as I do) will read this book in a state of hushed and humble respect." --Elizabeth Gilbert
$16.00 US
Feb 23, 2021
5-1/16 x 7-3/4
288 Pages
Penguin Books

Modern HERstory
Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History
An inspiring and radical celebration of 70 women, girls, and gender nonbinary people who have changed--and are still changing--the world, from the Civil Rights Movement and Stonewall riots through Black Lives Matter and beyond.
$17.99 US
Oct 16, 2018
8 x 8
208 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Women Artists A to Z
An empowering and educational alphabet picture book about women artists, perfect for fans of Rad American Women A-Z.
$19.99 US
Feb 11, 2020
8 x 10
64 Pages
Dial Books
Age 3-7 years

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
8 x 10
48 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Age 8-12 years

25 Women Who Raised Their Voices & Changed the World - A Graphic Collection from Kazoo
"Thoughtful, timely and Super-Engaging. So glad the powerhouse young people coming up have Kazoo as a blueprint, a roadmap, and a glimpse into history." -Jacqueline Woodson"Astonishing comics about world-changing women. What could possibly be better?"--Neil Gaiman"All the women in this book were discouraged from doing the work they were born to do. Fortunately, they didn't let that stop them. Here are their riveting stories, told in unputdownable comics. I wish I'd had NOISEMAKERS when I was growing up." -Alison Bechdel From the creators of Kazoo magazine, a quarterly magazine for girls ages 5-12, which Amy Poehler's Smart Girls called "required reading," comes a graphic novel anthology of women who are not afraid to make some noise!
$17.99 US
Feb 04, 2020
7 x 9
224 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Age 8-12 years

We Should All Be Feminists
Available for the first time in paperback, a passionate, clever, and spirited argument for gender equality, from the bestselling author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun. An Anchor Original.
$10.00 US
Feb 03, 2015
4-3/8 x 6-1/4
64 Pages

Women in Art Puzzle
Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World 500-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle and Poster: Jigsaw Puzzles for Adults and Jigsaw Puzzles for Kids
A vivid 500-piece jigsaw puzzle featuring portraits of fifteen diverse, pioneering female artists by the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of Women in Science.
$16.99 US
Nov 03, 2020
9-3/4 x 7-3/4
500 Pages
Clarkson Potter