Women’s History through Children’s Books

March is Women’s History Month! There are many women, past and present, that have made a major influence in history. Learning about these historical figures is something we enjoy at our house. We have compiled some great children’s books to help you and your children learn more about these historical figures. There are many books out there for all ages!

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

Ages: 8-12

Learn about the hardships and triumphs of twenty six amazing women in history. From pilots to writers, all of these events changed the world around us.

Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai

Ages: 5-8

Malala tells us the story of her childhood. In this beautiful story, you’ll hear how the magic pencil got her through some of the hardest times.

This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer by Joan Holub

Ages: 3-5

Beginning readers can learn all about women’s history too! This book geared towards preschoolers teaches them about the influential women who have changed history.

Women Who Changed the World: 50 Amazing Americans by Laurie Calkhoven

Ages: 7-10

You’ll meet fifty nifty women who are inspirations to all of us. These women had a lasting impact on our country and the world.

100 Women Who Made History by DK

Ages: 8-12

There are centuries of brilliant women from the past who have shaped modern times. This is a wonderful visual guide to learn about scientists, first ladies, writers, and more.

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

Age: 4-8

Based on a true story, this children’s book allows for a younger audience to learn about the four black women who helped NASA launch men into space.

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky

Ages: 8-12

In this illustrated book, children can learn about the contributions fifty women have given to our world. These empowering women have paved the way in STEM.

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

Ages: 5-7

You’ll be amazed (and proud) when you see the inventions that women have brought us.

Women's History through Children's Books

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison

Ages: 3-7

Meet 40 amazing black women who have changed American history. You’ll read a wide range of extraordinary things these women accomplished.

Maya Angelou: My First Maya Angelou by Lisbeth Kaiser

Ages: 5-6

This preschool aged book is a biography following the life of Maya Angelou. Young readers will learn about the empowering life she led.

Betsy Ross by Alexandra Wallner

Ages: 5 and up

Enjoy a beautifully illustrated retelling of the life of Betsy Ross. In this simple text you learn more about her legendary design of the first American flag.

Let it Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Andrea Pinkney

Ages: 6-9

From the Underground Railroad to the U.S. House of Representatives, these women lived incredible lives. Learn more about these freedom fighters who fought hard for future generations.

What are your favorite children’s books that represent women?

Women’s History through Children’s Books


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