Women’s History Month Booklist

18 Mar

women's history month

In honor of Women’s History Month, here are 20 picture book biographies about awesome women!  Enjoy!

  1. Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette ‘Daisy’ Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure by Shana Corey, illustrated by Hadley Hooper

  2. Frida by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Ana Juan

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

  4. Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children by Jan Pinborough, illustrated by Debby Atwell

  5. Little Melba and Her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell-Brown, illustrated by Frank Morrison

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

  7. Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero by Marissa Moss, illustrated by John Hendrix

  8. Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still by Karlin Gray, illustrated by Christine Davenier

  9. Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx/La juez que creció en el Bronx by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Edel Rodriquez

  10. Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illustrated by Brian Selznick

  11. Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Julie Paschkis

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

  13. Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton by Meghan McCarthy

  14. She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story by Audrey Vernick, illustrated by Don Tate

  15. Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by David Díaz

  16. Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell by Tanya Lee Stone, illustrated by Marjorie Priceman

  17. You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer by Shana Corey, illustrated by Chesley McLaren

  18. Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya by Donna Jo Napoli, illustrated by Kadir Nelson

  19. The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps by Jeanette Winter
  20. Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel, illustrated by Melissa Sweet
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