Women Who Inspire

By Kat La Mantia | February 8 2024 | AdultsBlogChildren'sGeneralAllGiftPop Culture

Celebrate iconic women who have made history during Women’s History Month in March, and lift up the incredible women in your life during International Women’s Day on March 8!

Trailblazing women have made their mark in government, civil rights, art, sports, science, technology, and so much more. During the month of March and beyond, we honor the pioneering women who continue to inspire the next generation with their stories of bravery, drive, and innovation! Check out our Women’s History Month lists for books about women who stood up, spoke out, and changed history!

And don’t forget about the women in your own life! Whether it’s your bestie, your partner, your mother, or your daughter, give them a gift that shows how much you appreciate them for all they do and who they are on March 8 for International Women’s Day!

Women’s History Month – Gift

Women’s History Month – Adult Non-Fiction

Women’s History Month – Children’s

Rebel Girls

Amazing Women Cards
45 muses to inspire
The ultimate feminist oracle deck, this diverse and global collection of rule-breaking women share inspiration in four areas: life, work, love and learning.
$26.95 US
Feb 13, 2024
6-7/8 x 8-7/8
90 Pages
Watkins Publishing

Black Women Taught Us
An Intimate History of Black Feminism
Fearless essays that reclaim the work and words of Black women activists, abolitionists, and movement makers who have long fought for liberation and justice—from a beloved Teen Vogue columnist and an essential new voice in Black feminism.
$30.00 US
Jan 23, 2024
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
368 Pages
Random House

Rebel Girls Little Library
The ultimate empowering gift for kids 4 to 8 years old!
$54.99 US
Oct 17, 2023
5-1/4 x 7-1/4
Boxed Set
480 Pages
Rebel Girls
Age 4-8 years

Free the Tipple
Kickass Cocktails Inspired by Iconic Women
This new edition of the wildly popular cocktail book features revised and updated texts and a bold new cover.
$16.99 US
Sep 26, 2023
6-1/2 x 7-1/4
144 Pages

Real Clothes, Real Lives
200 Years of What Women Wore
An unprecedented look at women’s everyday clothes—from Sylvia Plath’s Girl Scout uniform to psychedelic microminis, modern suits, and fast-food workers’ uniforms—this fascinating volume shows how American women from every background have lived, worked, and dressed for 200 years.
$60.00 US
Sep 05, 2023
8-1/2 x 11
256 Pages
Rizzoli Electa

Who Was Her Own Work of Art?: Frida Kahlo
An Official Who HQ Graphic Novel
Discover how Frida Kahlo became one of the most recognizable artists in the world in this powerful graphic novel written by award-winning author Terry Blas and illustrated by Ignatz Award-winning artist Ashanti Fortson.
$13.99 US
Feb 20, 2024
5-5/16 x 7-5/8
64 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 8-12 years

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

bell hooks: The Last Interview
and Other Conversations
"With a thoughtful introduction by Mikki Kendall, it will remind you why she was loved, honored, challenged and respected." - Ms. Magazine “This new collection is essential reading for both longtime readers of hooks and new fans seeking to learn more about her groundbreaking contributions to cultural and intellectual movements.” - Electric Lit"I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else's whim or to someone else's ignorance."—bell hooksbell hooks was a prolific, trailblazing author, feminist, social activist, cultural critic, and professor. Born Gloria Jean Watkins, bell used her pen name to center attention on her ideas and to honor her courageous great-grandmother, Bell Blair Hooks.
$18.99 US
Jul 18, 2023
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
160 Pages
Melville House

Who Is Malala Yousafzai?: A Who Was? Board Book
The latest addition to the WHO HQ program: a biography of Malala Yousafzai, created specifically for the preschool audience!
$8.99 US
Aug 15, 2023
7 x 7
Board Book
24 Pages
Rise x Penguin Workshop
Age 2-4 years

The Little Book of Feminist Saints
A collection of inspiring, beautifully illustrated profiles of 100 groundbreaking women, from Marie Curie and Maya Angelou to lesser-known champions of progress.
$18.00 US
Mar 06, 2018
4-3/4 x 6-7/8
208 Pages
Random House

The Light We Carry
Overcoming in Uncertain Times
Practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today’s highly uncertain world—from the #1 bestselling author of Becoming and former First Lady Michelle Obama
$32.50 US
Nov 15, 2022
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
336 Pages

Brave. Black. First.
50+ African American Women Who Changed the World
Published in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, discover over 50 remarkable Black women whose unique skills and contributions paved the way for the next generation of young people.
$12.99 US
Jan 10, 2023
7-1/2 x 10
128 Pages
Age 8-12 years

A Collection of Mighty Women
On the heels of Ashley Longshore’s successful I Do Not Cook, I Do Not Clean, I Do Not Fly Commercial comes Roar! A Collection of Mighty Women: inspirational portraits of the most culturally seminal women in history, created in the artist’s colorful signature style. 
$45.00 US
Nov 23, 2021
9-3/8 x 12-1/2
224 Pages

The Feminist Film Guide
100 Great Films to See (That Also Pass the Bechdel Test)
Become a film buff and enjoy your night in with this guide to feminist approved films.
$19.95 US
Mar 22, 2022
6-1/3 x 8-1/4
208 Pages
Smith Street Books

Troublemakers in Trousers
Women and What They Wore to Get Things Done
Meet twenty-one women throughout history who broke fashion and norms to do something groundbreaking in this unique middle-grade collection that celebrates trailblazers and troublemakers.
$18.99 US
Oct 25, 2022
7-1/2 x 9
176 Pages
Age 9-12 years

The Collars of RBG Postcards
100 Postcards Celebrating the Style and Wisdom of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
A vibrant collection of 100 postcards featuring quotes from Ruth Bader Ginsburg alongside striking photographs of RBG's iconic jabots and collars.
$20.00 US
Mar 05, 2024
4-1/2 x 6-1/4
100 Pages
Clarkson Potter

We Should All Be Feminists: A Guided Journal
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
240 Pages

The Women Who Make History Collection [3-Book Boxed Set]
Women in Science, Women in Sports, Women in Art
For the first time, the New York Times bestseller Women in Science, Women in Sports, and Women in Art are collected in a gorgeous boxed set, offering stunningly illustrated profiles of 150 pioneering female scientists, athletes, and artists.
$34.99 US
Sep 27, 2022
7-1/2 x 9
Boxed Set
384 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Cocktails Inspired by Female Literary Greats
The author of Free the Tipple is back with another collection of delectable cocktails—this time a literary mix inspired by the world’s most iconic women writers.
$19.95 US
Apr 11, 2023
7-1/2 x 9-1/2
160 Pages

A History of Women in 101 Objects
Discover the hidden history of women—and the world—through this visual exploration of intimate objects and the surprising, sometimes shocking, stories behind them.“I adored this book!” –Olivia Colman
$32.00 US
Mar 05, 2024
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
432 Pages

Door by Door
How Sarah McBride Became America's First Openly Transgender Senator
A nonfiction picture book about Delaware State Senator Sarah McBride, who dreamed of making a difference as a kid and grew up to become the highest-ranking openly transgender political official in America.
$18.99 US
May 09, 2023
9 x 11-1/2
40 Pages
Crown Books for Young Readers
Age 4-8 years