Celebrate Women's History Month with a Book Every Day of the Year

March is Women’s History Month. Just like the contributions of African Americans, the contributions of women shouldn’t be taught just during one month. Celebrate the achievements of women from all walks of life all year long with this list of 180 children’s books titles - yes, one for every day of the school year.

Whether you’re looking for mentor texts for guided reading, popular kids titles for close reading activities, or just the best kids books to celebrate school holidays, this list is for you. It includes several categories of celebrated women including artists, athletes, authors, creators, scientists, and more.

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Women’s History: Artists

  • Bloom: A Story Of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli, By Kyo Maclear And Julie Morstad

  • Bring Me Some Apples and I'll Make You a Pie: A Story About Edna Lewis, by Robbin Gourley

  • Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois, by Amy Novesky

  • Coco and the Little Black Dress, by Annemarie van Haeringen

  • Danza! Amalia Hernández and Mexico's Folkloric Ballet, by Duncan Tonatiuh

  • Dorothea's Eyes: Dorothea Lange Photographs the Truth, by Barb Rosenstock

  • Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Cole Lowe, by Deborah Blumenthal

  • Frida, by Jonah Winter

  • The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science, by Joyce Sidman

  • In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage, by Alan Schroeder

  • Independence Cake : A Revolutionary Confection Inspired by Amelia Simmons, Whose True History Is Unfortunately Unknown, by Deborah Hopkinson

  • Just Being Audrey, by Margaret Cardillo

  • Mary Cassatt: Extraordinary Impressionist Painter, by Barbara Herkert

  • Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines, by Jeanne Walker Harvey

  • Minette's Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat, by Susanna Reich

  • My Name is Georgia, by Jeanette Winter

  • Patience Wright: American Sculptor and Revolutionary Spy, by Pegi Deitz Shea

  • Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire, by Amy Guglielmo, Jacqueline Tourville

  • Rosa’s Animals: The Story of Rosa Bonheur and Her Painting Menagerie, by Maryann Macdonald

  • Ruth Asawa: A Sculpting Life, by Joan Schoettler

  • Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story, by Paula Yoo

  • Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova, by Laurel Snyder

  • Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity, by Sarah Suzuki

  • You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer!, by Shana Corey


Women’s History: Athletes

  • America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle, by David A. Adler

  • Anybody's Game: Kathryn Johnston, the First Girl to Play Little League Baseball, by Heather Lang

  • Basketball Belles: How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player Put Women's Hoops on the Map, by Sue Macy

  • Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl’s Baseball Dream, by Crystal Hubbard

  • Dancing in the Wings, Debbie Allen

  • Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams, by Lesa Cline-Ransome

  • Her Fearless Run: Kathrine Switzer’s Historic Boston Marathon, by Kim Chaffee

  • Long-Armed Ludy and the First Women's Olympics, by Jean L.S. Patrick

  • Martina & Chrissie: The Greatest Rivalry in the History of Sports, by Phil Bildner

  • Mermaid Queen: The Spectacular True Story Of Annette Kellerman, Who Swam Her Way To Fame, Fortune & Swimsuit History!, by Shana Corey

  • Mighty Jackie: The Strike-Out Queen, by Marissa Moss

  • Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn't Sit Still, by Karlin Gray

  • Nothing But Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson, by Sue Stauffacher

  • Proud: Living My American Dream (Young Readers), by Ibtihaj Muhammad

  • Queen of the Track: Alice Coachman Olympic High-Jump Champion, by Heather Lang

  • The Quickest Kid in Clarksville, by Pat Zietlow Miller

  • She’s Got This, by Laurie Hernandez

  • Trudy's Big Swim: How Gertrude Ederle Swam the English Channel and Took the World by Storm, by Sue Macy

  • Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman, by Kathleen Krull


Women’s History: Creators, Innovators, and Scientists

  • Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer, by Diane Stanley

  • Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13, by Helaine Becker

  • The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes, by Julia Finley Mosca

  • The Elephant Scientist, by Caitlin O’Connell, Donna M. Jackson

  • Florence Nightingale, by Demi

  • Fly High! The Story of Bessie Coleman, by Louise Borden, Mary Kay Kroeger

  • The Girl with the Mind for Math, by Julia Finley Mosca

  • How to Build A Hug: Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeeze Machine by: Amy Guglielmo, Jacqueline Tourville

  • Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles, by Patricia Valdez

  • Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle, by Claire A. Nivola

  • Mae Among the Stars, by Roda Ahmed

  • Night Flight: Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic, by Robert Burleigh

  • Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented, by Tanya Lee Stone

  • Solving The Puzzle Under The Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor, by Robert Burleigh

  • Stone Girl, Bone Girl: The Story of Mary Anning, by Laurence Anholt and Sheila Moxley

  • Swimming With Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark, by Heather Lang

  • The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever, by H. Joseph Hopkins

  • Walking in the City with Jane: A Story of Jane Jacobs, by Susan Hughes

  • The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps, by Jeanette Winter

  • Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell, by Tanya Lee Stone

  • The World Is Not A Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid, by Jeanette Winter


Women’s History: Historical Sheroes

  • Amelia and Eleanor Go For A Ride, by Pam Munoz Ryan

  • Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909, by Michelle Markel

  • Coretta Scott, by Ntozake Shange

  • Diary of Anne Frank, by Anne Frank

  • Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers, by Sarah E. Warren

  • The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba, by Margarita Engle

  • Free as a Bird: The Story of Malala, by Lina Maslo

  • Helen's Big World: The Life of Helen Keller, by Doreen Rappaport

  • Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette Daisy Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure by Shana Corey

  • The Heroine of the Titanic, by Joan W. Bios

  • The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams, by Tanya Lee Stone

  • I Look Up To... Michelle Obama, by Anna Membrino

  • Irena's Children: A True Story of Courage - Young Readers Edition, by Tilar J. Mazzeo, Mary Cronk Ferrell (adapter)

  • The Last Princess: The Story of Princess Ka'iulani of Hawai'i, by Fay Stanley

  • Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, by Carole Boston Weatherford

  • No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by Kathleen Krull

  • Oprah: The Little Speaker, by Carole Boston Weatherford

  • Pies from Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott, by Dee Romito

  • Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré, by Anika Aldamuy Denise

  • Pocahontas: Princess of the New World, by Kathleen Krull

  • Queen of the Falls, by Chris Van Allsburg

  • Rosa, by Nikki Giovanni

  • Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation, by Duncan Tonatiuh

  • She Sang Promise: The Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader, by Jan Godown Annino

  • Susanna of the Alamo: A True Story, by John Jakes

  • This Promise of Change: One Girl's Story in the Fight for School Equality, by Jo Ann Allen Boyce, Debbie Levy

  • The True Tale of a Giantess: The Story of Anna Swan, by Anne Renaud

  • Turning Pages: My Life Story, by Sonia Sotomayor

  • Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, by Carole Boston Weatherford

  • What Do You Do With A Voice Like That? The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, by Chris Barton

  • When Jackie Saved Grand Central: The True Story of Jacqueline Kennedy's Fight for an American Icon, by Natasha Wing

  • Who Was Princess Diana?, by Ellen Labrecque

  • Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind, by Cynthia Grady



Women’s History: Literary Figures

  • Agatha Christie (Little People, Big Dreams), by Isabel Sanchez Vegara

  • Alabama Spitfire: The Story of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird, by Bethany Hegedus

  • Are You an Echo?: The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko, by Setsuo Yazaki (Foreword by), Misuzu Kaneko

  • the Big Box, by Toni Morrison

  • The Brontës: Children of the Moors, by Mick Manning

  • Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson

  • Emily, by Michael Bedard

  • House of Dreams: The Life of L. M. Montgomery, by Liz Rosenberg

  • The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown, by Mac Barnett

  • Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile, by Gloria Houston

  • Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children, by Jan Pinborough

  • My Name is Gabriela: The Life of Gabriela Mistral, by Monica Brown

  • Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen: The Story of Six Novels, Three Notebooks, a Writing Box, and One Clever Girl, by Deborah Hopkinson

  • Phillis's Big Test, by Catherine Clinton

  • Pioneer Girl: The Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder, by: William Anderson

  • She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein, by Lynn Fulton

  • Someone Like Me, by Patricia MacLachlan

  • Willa: The Story of Willa Cather, an American Writer, by Amy Ehrlich

  • Virginia Wolf, by Kyo Maclear

  • Wanda Gág: The Girl Who Lived to Draw, by Deborah Kogan Ray

  • Who Is Judy Blume?, by Kirsten Anderson, Who HQ

  • Zora!: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston, by Dennis Brindell Fradin, Judith Bloom Fradin


Women’s History: Musicians

  • Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music, by Margarita Engle

  • Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa, by Andrea Davis Pinkney

  • Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker, by Patricia Hruby Powell

  • The Legendary Miss Lena Horne, by Carole Boston Weatherford

  • Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century, by Carole Boston Weatherford

  • Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten, by Laura Veirs

  • Little Melba and Her Big Trombone, by Katheryn Russell-Brown

  • Mahalia Jackson: Walking with Kings and Queens, by Nina Nolan

  • Red Bird Sings: The Story of Zitkala-Sa, Native American Author, Musician, and Activist, by Q. L. Pearce, Gina Capaldi

  • Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Ella Fitzgerald, by Roxane Orgill

  • Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song, by Gary Golio

  • Struttin' with Some Barbecue: Lil Hardin Armstrong Becomes the First Lady of Jazz, by Patricia Hruby Powell

  • Sweethearts of Rhythm, by Marilyn Nelson

  • When Marian Sang, by Pam Munoz Ryan

  • Who Is Dolly Parton?, by True Kelly

  • Who Was Aretha Franklin?, by Nico Medina

  • Who Was Selena?, by Max Bisantz, Kate Bisantz, Who HQ




Strong Female Characters

  • Ada Twist, Scientist, by Andrea Beaty

  • Amazing Grace, by Mary Hoffman and Caroline Binch

  • Brave Margaret: An Irish Adventure, by Robert D. San Souci

  • Firebird, by Misty Copeland

  • The First Strawberries: A Cherokee Story, by Joseph Bruchac and Anna Vojtech

  • The Gardener, by Sarah Stewart

  • The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

  • I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, by Erika L. Sanchez

  • Inside Out and Back Again, by Thanhha Lai

  • Journey, by Aaron Becker

  • Keep Climbing, Girls, by Beah E. Richards

  • Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott

  • Milly and the Macy's Parade, by Shana Corey

  • Mirette on the High Wire, by Emily Arnold McCully

  • Miss Rumphius, by Barbara Cooney

  • The Most Magnificent Thing, by Ashley Spires

  • The Paper Bag Princess, Robert Munsch

  • Pemba Sherpa, by Olga Cossi

  • Rosie Revere, Engineer, by Andrea Beaty

  • Roxaboxen, by Alice McLerran

  • Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon, by Patty Lovell

  • Suki’s Kimono, by Chieri Uegaki

  • Swamp Angel, by Anne Isaacs

  • Unspoken: A Story From the Underground Railroad, by Henry Cole



Women’s History: Collections

  • Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World, by Cynthia Chin-Lee

  • Anthology of Amazing Women: Trailblazers Who Dared to Be Different, by Sandra Lawrence

  • Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote, by Kirsten Gillibrand

  • Fiesta Femenina: Celebrating Women in Mexican Folklore, by Mary-Joan Gerson and Maya Christina Gonzalez

  • Galaxy Girls: 50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space, by Libby Jackson

  • Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women, by Catherine Thimmesh

  • Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, Books 1-2: 200 Tales of Extraordinary Women, by Francesca Cavallo

  • HerStory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook the World, by Katherine Halligan

  • Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly, Winifred Conkling

  • Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation, by Cokie Roberts

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

  • Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World, by Vashti Harrison

  • Players in Pigtails, by Shana Corey

  • Rad American Women A-Z, by Kate Schatz

  • Remember the Ladies: 100 Great American Women, by Cheryl Harness

  • Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World, by Susan Hood

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

  • Skyward: The Story of Female Pilots in WWII, by Sally Deng

  • Teen Trailblazers: 30 Fearless Girls Who Changed the World Before They Were 20, by Jennifer Calvert

  • What Would She Do? 25 True Stories of Trailblazing Rebel Women, by Kay Woodward

  • Women Daredevils, by Julie Cummins

  • Women Explorers: Perils, Pistols, and Petticoats, by Julia Cummins

  • Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed The World, by Rachel Ignotofsky

  • Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win, by Rachel Ignotofsky



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