Celebrate Women’s History Month!

By Caroline O'Connor | March 4 2022 | Children'sBlogGeneralAllGiftAdults

To honor the occasion, we offer the following amazing books by and about remarkable women from so many different fields of endeavor and backgrounds. Celebrate the amazing women who have made history. From scientists to historians, activists, and creatives, we’re taking a look at their remarkable achievements. We hope they all continue to inspire you!


Check out our title selections below!

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RBG A to Z
The Life of An Icon from ACLU To Gen Z
978-1-922417-67-1
An illustrated A to Z celebrating the unparalleled impact of the phenomenon that is RBG. 
$14.95 US
Mar 22, 2022
6-1/3 x 7-1/3
Hardcover
56 Pages
Smith Street Books

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
978-0-593-23301-6
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
Game
500 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Original Sisters
Portraits of Tenacity and Courage
978-0-593-31614-6
A stunning collection of more than 150 color portraits of groundbreaking women throughout history—many unsung or forgotten—by one of the best illustrators working today  
$30.00 US
Nov 09, 2021
8 x 10
Hardcover
320 Pages
Pantheon

Get Untamed
The Journal (How to Quit Pleasing and Start Living)
978-0-593-23565-2
This stunning hardcover journal is a bold, interactive guide to discovering and creating the truest, most beautiful lives, families, and world we can imagine, based on the #1 New York Times bestseller Untamed.
$19.99 US
Nov 16, 2021
6 x 8
Hardcover
224 Pages
Clarkson Potter

We Should All Be Feminists: A Guided Journal
978-0-525-65889-4
Based on the popular TEDx talk and the New York Times best-selling book, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s guided journal contains her most inspiring quotes, writing prompts, and an exclusive introductory essay. This beautifully illustrated hardcover journal is destined to empower and challenge, and help readers discover their own feminist journeys.
$20.00 US
Mar 01, 2022
6 x 8-7/16
Hardcover
240 Pages
Knopf

The Trouble with Women in Power
Leaders Who Dared to Change the World
978-2-08-020672-5
An important contribution to the contemporary discussion of gender and power, this work presents more than eighty women who, in the face of significant obstacles, acted courageously to change the world.
$35.00 US
Feb 16, 2021
7-1/2 x 10-1/4
Hardcover
160 Pages
Flammarion

Big Ideas for Little Environmentalists: Restoration with Wangari Maathai
978-0-593-32368-7
Discover Wangari Maathai's big ideas about restoring nature and ways even the youngest kids can help, too! 
$8.99 US
Mar 08, 2022
7 x 7
Board Book
20 Pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Age 0-3 years

How to Hear the Universe
Gaby González and the Search for Einstein's Ripples in Space-Time
978-1-9848-9459-5
Discover new realms of outer space in this picture book biography of scientist Gabriela Gonzalez, who immigrated to America and became a ground-breaking scientist. Written by a molecular biologist and illustrated by an award-winning artist, this stunning picture book explores science, space, and history.
$17.99 US
Mar 08, 2022
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
40 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Age 4-8 years

Sanctuary: Kip Tiernan and Rosie's Place, the Nation's First Shelter for Women
978-1-5362-1129-0
Before Kip Tiernan came along, the US had no shelters for women. Here is the inspirational story of a singular woman and what her vision and compassion have brought to life.“Justice is not three hots and a cot. Justice is having your own key.” —Kip TiernanWhen Kip Tiernan was growing up during the Great Depression, she’d help her granny feed the men who came to their door asking for help. As Kip grew older, and as she continued to serve food to hungry people, she noticed something peculiar: huddled at the back of serving lines were women dressed as men. At the time, it was believed that there were no women experiencing homelessness. And yet Kip would see women sleeping on park benches and searching for food in trash cans. Kip decided to open the first shelter for women—a shelter with no questions asked, no required chores, just good meals and warm beds. With persistence, Kip took on the city of Boston in her quest to open Rosie's Place, our nation's first shelter for women.Christine McDonnell, a former educator at Rosie’s Place, and illustrator Victoria Tentler-Krylov bring warmth to Kip Tiernan's story of humanity and tenacity, showing readers how one person's dream can make a huge difference, and small acts of kindness can lead to great things.
$18.99 US
Mar 01, 2022
9-5/8 x 10-5/8
Hardcover
40 Pages
Candlewick
Age 7-10 years

Loujain Dreams of Sunflowers
978-1-66265-064-2
A courageous girl follows her dream of learning to fly in this beautifully illustrated story inspired by formerly imprisoned human rights activist Loujain AlHathloul, perfect for Malala’s Magic Pencil fans. 
$18.99 US
Mar 01, 2022
11-1/2 x 10
Hardcover
40 Pages
minedition
Age 4-8 years

Because Claudette
978-0-593-32640-4
From NYT bestselling author Tracey Baptiste comes a singular picture book that is both a biography about Claudette Colvin, the teen whose activism launched the Montgomery bus boycott, and a celebration of collective action.
$18.99 US
Feb 01, 2022
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
32 Pages
Dial Books
Age 6-8 years

¡Solo Ayuda!
Como construir un mundo mejor
978-0-593-40473-7
Todas las noches, cuando Sonia se va a dormir, Mami le hace la misma pregunta: ¿Qué hicistepara ayudar hoy? Y como al igual que su mami, Sonia quiere ayudar a su comunidad, siempre se asegura de tener una buena respuesta a la pregunta de Mami. En una historia inspirada en los deseos de su propia familia por ayudar a los demás, Sonia Sotomayor, jueza de la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos, invita a los jóvenes a visitar un barrio en el que niños y adultos, activistas y conductores de bus, amigos y extraños se ayudan para construir un mundo mejor paraellos mismos y su comunidad. Ilustrado por la galardonada artista Angela Dominguez, este libro nos muestra cómo podemos trabajar juntos, todos los días, para hacer del mundo un lugar mejor.
$17.99 US
Feb 01, 2022
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
32 Pages
Philomel Books
Age 4-8 years

Born Hungry
Julia Child Becomes "the French Chef"
978-1-63592-323-0
How did Julia Child become one of America's most celebrated and beloved chefs? Her grandnephew reveals her story in this picture book that Jacques Pepin calls a "vivid portrait . . . an enjoyable read." Julia's kid-friendly recipe for Oeufs Brouillés (Scrambled Eggs) is included!
$18.99 US
Feb 08, 2022
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
40 Pages
Calkins Creek
Age 5-9 years

I am Malala Yousafzai
978-0-593-40588-8
The youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate, Pakistani women’s rights activist Malala Yousafzai, is the 26th hero in the New York Times bestselling picture book biography series for ages 5 to 8.
$15.99 US
Feb 08, 2022
7-1/2 x 7-1/2
Hardcover
40 Pages
Rocky Pond Books
Age 5-9 years

She Persisted in Science
Brilliant Women Who Made a Difference
978-0-593-35329-5
A STEM-focused addition to the #1 New York Times bestselling She Persisted series!
$17.99 US
Mar 01, 2022
9 x 11
Hardcover
32 Pages
Philomel Books
Age 4-8 years

With Her Fist Raised
Dorothy Pitman Hughes and the Transformative Power of Black Community Activism
978-0-8070-1479-0
The first biography of Dorothy Pitman Hughes, co-founder of Ms. Magazine and trailblazing Black feminist activist whose work made children, race, and welfare rights central to the women's movement.
$16.00 US
Jan 18, 2022
6 x 9
Paperback
176 Pages
Beacon Press

Who Is Kamala Harris?
978-0-593-38448-0
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
Paperback
56 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 8-12 years

Who Is Jane Goodall?: A Who Was? Board Book
978-0-593-22342-0
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
978-0-593-09519-5
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
Paperback
96 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 12 and up

Bold & Brave
Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote
978-0-593-30266-8
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
Paperback
40 Pages
Dragonfly Books
Age 6-9 years

Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers
978-0-593-30374-0
#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
Hardcover
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
978-0-14-313237-0
"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
Paperback
288 Pages
Penguin Books

First Ladies of the United States
978-1-58834-694-0
A gorgeous publication that reveals the historical importance of first ladies through portraiture.
$19.95 US
Dec 01, 2020
7 x 9
Paperback
180 Pages
Smithsonian Books

Frida A to Z
The Life of an Icon From Activism to Zapotec
978-1-925811-47-6
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
Hardcover
56 Pages
Smith Street Books

Hood Feminism
Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot
978-0-525-56056-2
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
Paperback
288 Pages
Penguin Books

Modern HERstory
Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History
978-0-399-58223-3
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
Hardcover
208 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Women Artists A to Z
978-0-593-10872-7
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
Hardcover
64 Pages
Dial Books
Age 3-7 years

Not Playing by the Rules: 21 Female Athletes Who Changed Sports
978-1-5247-6453-1
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
Hardcover
48 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Age 8-12 years

Noisemakers
25 Women Who Raised Their Voices & Changed the World - A Graphic Collection from Kazoo
978-0-525-58018-8
"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
Paperback
224 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Age 8-12 years

We Should All Be Feminists
978-1-101-91176-1
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
Paperback
64 Pages
Vintage

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
978-0-593-23301-6
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
Game
500 Pages
Clarkson Potter