Stellar Kids & YA Books to Celebrate Women’s History Month

If you're in need of kids books for Women's History Month, we've got you covered! There are so many incredible children's and young adult books that celebrate amazing women who have changed the world for the better. We hope these books will find a home on your shelves and inspire your kids :) Enjoy!

Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World (Vashti Harrison) By Vashti Harrison Cover Image

The instant New York Times bestseller!
From the author of Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History comes the highly anticipated follow-up, a beautifully illustrated collectible detailing the lives of women creators around the world.

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) By Vashti Harrison Cover Image


Meet the little leaders. They're brave. They're bold.

Women in Art: 50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World (Women in Science) By Rachel Ignotofsky Cover Image

A collection of charmingly illustrated and inspiring profiles of fifty pioneering female artists, from the eleventh century to today—by the New York Times bestselling author of Women in Science

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World By Rachel Ignotofsky Cover Image

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This “wittily illustrated [and] accessible volume” (The Wall Street Journal) highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world.

Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win (Women in Science) By Rachel Ignotofsky Cover Image

A richly illustrated and inspiring book highlighting the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes from the 1800s to today, by the New York Times bestselling author of Women in Science.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World By Elena Favilli, Rebel Girls Cover Image


The third installment in the New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, featuring 100 immigrant women who have shaped, and will continue to shape, our world.

Stories for South Asian Supergirls By Raj Kaur Khaira Cover Image

Through the inspirational stories of 50 famous and under-celebrated women from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, South Asian girls will have a chance to dream about lives for themselves that radically differ from the limited narratives and stereotypes written for them by their culture, wider society and the mainstream media.

Amazing Women of the Middle East: 25 Stories from Ancient Times to Present Day By Tarnowska Wafa', Margarida Esteves (Illustrator), Hoda Hadadi (Illustrator), Sahar Haghgoo (Illustrator), Christelle Halal (Illustrator), Esteli Meza (Illustrator) Cover Image

A superb collection of stories about incredible women from the Middle East

Discover Sheherazade, the famous storyteller, dive into the musical world of the beautiful singer Fairuz and meet Amal Clooney, an outstanding international lawyer.

Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers By Juliet Menéndez, Juliet Menéndez (Illustrator) Cover Image

Dream big with the Latinitas in Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers.

Girls Who Run the World: 31 CEOs Who Mean Business By Diana Kapp, Bijou Karman (Illustrator) Cover Image

The perfect graduation gift for future entrepreneurs! Part biography, part business how-to, and fully empowering, this book shows that you're never too young to dream BIG! With colorful portraits, fun interviews and DIY tips, Girls Who Run the World features the success stories of 31 leading ladies today of companies like Rent the Runway, PopSugar, and Soul C

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Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future! (City Lights/Sister Spit) By Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl (Illustrator) Cover Image

The New York Times Bestseller

"This is The Most Inspiring Children's Book We've Ever Seen."

Women Win the Vote!: 19 for the 19th Amendment By Nancy B. Kennedy, Katy Dockrill (Illustrator) Cover Image

A bold new collection showcasing the trailblazing individuals who fought for women’s suffrage, honoring the Nineteenth Amendment’s centennial anniversary.

Girls Who Build: Inspiring Curiosity and Confidence to Make Anything Possible By Katie Hughes Cover Image

Celebrate the can-do attitude of fierce girls who know how to wield a hammer, fire up a saw, and build everything from a bookshelf to a playhouse. Featuring project photographs, this guide will inspire you to pick up your power tools and make something great.

Herstory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook Up the World (Stories That Shook Up the World) By Katherine Halligan, Sarah Walsh (Illustrator) Cover Image

Move aside history—it’s time for herstory.

Celebrate fifty inspiring and powerful women who changed the world and left their mark in this lavishly illustrated biography compilation that’s perfect for fans of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls and She Persisted.

Changing the Equation: 50+ US Black Women in STEM By Tonya Bolden Cover Image

A celebratory and inspiring look at some of the most important Black women in STEM
Award-winning author Tonya Bolden explores Black women who have changed the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in America.

A Black Woman Did That By Malaika Adero, Chanté Timothy (Illustrator) Cover Image

A Black Woman Did That! spotlights vibrant, inspiring Black women whose accomplishments have changed the world for the better.

A Black Woman Did That! is a celebration of strong, resilient, innovative, and inspiring women of color.

Finish the Fight!: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote By Veronica Chambers, The Staff of The New York Times (Illustrator), The Staff of The New York Times Cover Image

New York Times Bestseller!

In collaboration with the New York TimesFinish the Fight! reveals untold stories of diverse heroines who fought for the 19th amendment—celebrate the historic win for women’s rights and voting rights that changed the fabric of America.

Muslim Girls Rise: Inspirational Champions of Our Time By Saira Mir, Aaliya Jaleel (Illustrator) Cover Image

Little Leaders meets Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls in this gorgeous nonfiction picture book that introduces readers to nineteen powerhouse Muslim women who rose up and made their voices heard.

Long ago, Muslim women rode into battle to defend their dreams. They opened doors to the world’s oldest library.

Sylvia and Marsha Start a Revolution!: The Story of the Trans Women of Color Who Made LGBTQ+ History By Joy Ellison, Teshika Silver (Illustrator) Cover Image

Someday girls like us will be able to wear whatever we want. People will call us by the names we choose. They'll respect that we are women. The cops will leave us alone and no one will go hungry.

Sylvia and Marsha are closer than sisters. They are kind and brave and not afraid to speak their truth, even when it makes other people angry.

Dinosaur Lady: The Daring Discoveries of Mary Anning, the First Paleontologist By Linda Skeers, Marta Álvarez Miguéns (Illustrator) Cover Image

A beautifully illustrated picture book biography of Mary Anning that will enlighten children about the discovery of the dinosaurs and the importance of female scientists, perfect for fans of The Girl Who Thought in Pictures

Queen of Tejano Music: Selena By Silvia López, Paola Escobar (Illustrator) Cover Image

"There's a lot of text in the book, but it's smartly framed within two-page spreads, and very little of it feels extraneous.

Building Zaha: The Story of Architect Zaha Hadid By Victoria Tentler-Krylov, Victoria Tentler-Krylov (Illustrator) Cover Image

An inspiring picture book biography about British Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, who was a pioneer in her field against all odds, told by debut author-illustrator Victoria Tentler-Krylov.

The city of Baghdad was full of thinkers, artists, and scientists, the littlest among them Zaha Hadid. Zaha knew from a young age that she wanted to be an architect.

Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer By Traci Sorell, Natasha Donovan (Illustrator) Cover Image

An American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Award Honor Picture Book

Code Breaker, Spy Hunter: How Elizebeth Friedman Changed the Course of Two World Wars By Laurie Wallmark, Brooke Smart (Illustrator) Cover Image

Decode the story of Elizebeth Friedman, the cryptologist who took down gangsters and Nazi spies

In this picture book biography, young readers will learn all about Elizebeth Friedman (1892–1980), a brilliant American code breaker who smashed Nazi spy rings, took down gangsters, and created the CIA's first cryptology unit.

Michelle's Garden: How the First Lady Planted Seeds of Change By Sharee Miller Cover Image

From an acclaimed author and illustrator: Enjoy this tribute to Former First Lady Michelle Obama and her contributions to building the healthy future that America's children deserve. Former First Lady Michelle Obama had an idea. A big, inspiring, and exciting idea! She would grow the largest kitchen garden ever at the White House.

Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles (Who Did It First?) By Michelle Meadows, Ebony Glenn (Illustrator) Cover Image

A lyrical picture book biography of Simone Biles, gymnastics champion and Olympic superstar.

Before she was a record-breaking gymnast competing on the world stage, Simone Biles spent time in foster care as a young child. Nimble and boundlessly energetic, she cherished every playground and each new backyard.

Frida Kahlo (Little People, BIG DREAMS #2) By Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Gee Fan Eng (Illustrator) Cover Image

In this international bestseller from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Frida Kahlo, the world-renowned painter.

When Frida was a teenager, a terrible road accident changed her life forever. Unable to walk, she began painting from her bed.

Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist By Sylvia Acevedo Cover Image

The inspiring memoir for young readers about a Latina rocket scientist whose early life was transformed by joining the Girl Scouts and who currently serves as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA.

A meningitis outbreak in their underprivileged neighborhood left Sylvia Acevedo’s family forever altered.

It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way By Kyo Maclear, Julie Morstad (Illustrator) Cover Image

* 4 Starred Reviews *

* An Indie Next List Pick *

“Playful, bold, and, much like its subject, full of grace.” —Jillian Tamaki, Caldecott Honor winner for This One Summer

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré By Anika Aldamuy Denise, Paola Escobar (Illustrator) Cover Image


* A Today Show's Best Kids' Books of 2019 * Indie Next List Pick * Junior Library Guild Selection * 

The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown By Mac Barnett, Sarah Jacoby (Illustrator) Cover Image

An exceptional picture book biography of Margaret Wise Brown, the legendary author of Goodnight MoonThe Runaway Bunny, and other beloved children’s classics, that's as groundbreaking as the icon herself was—from award-winning, bestselling author Mac Barnett and acclaimed illustrator Sarah Jacoby.

The Power of Her Pen: The Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne By Lesa Cline-Ransome, John Parra (Illustrator) Cover Image

“A powerful story.” —The Horn Book

“A worthy addition to children’s biography collections.” —Booklist

“A solid treatment of an important but little-known figure, and it may prompt kids to think about the role and composition of a free press.” —BCCB

“Cline-Ransome t

Flying Free: How Bessie Coleman's Dreams Took Flight (A Sweet Blackberry Book) By Karyn Parsons, R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator) Cover Image

Based on Karyn Parson's critically acclaimed Sweet Blackberry video series comes the story of Bessie Coleman, the first African American female to earn her pilot's license.

Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist By Jess Keating, Marta Álvarez Miguéns (Illustrator) Cover Image

One of New York Times' Twelve Books for Feminist Boys and Girls!

This is the story of a woman who dared to dive, defy, discover, and inspire. This is the story of Shark Lady. One of the best science picture books for children, Shark Lady is a must for both teachers and parents alike!

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance By Nikki Grimes Cover Image

From Children's Literature Legacy Award-winning author Nikki Grimes comes a feminist-forward new collection of poetry celebrating the little-known women poets of the Harlem Renaissance--paired with full-color, original art from today's most talented female African-American illustrators.

Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights By Mikki Kendall, A. D'Amico (Illustrator) Cover Image

A bold and gripping graphic history of the fight for women’s rights by the New York Times bestselling author of Hood Feminism

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#Notyourprincess: Voices of Native American Women By Charleyboy (Editor), Leatherdale (Editor) Cover Image

Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #NotYourPrincess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman.

Lifting as We Climb: Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box By Evette Dionne Cover Image

For African American women, the fight for the right to vote was only one battle.

This Coretta Scott King Author Honor book tells the important, overlooked story of black women as a force in the suffrage movement--when fellow suffragists did not accept them as equal partners in the struggle.

Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers By Michelle Obama Cover Image

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Michelle Obama’s worldwide bestselling memoir, Becoming, is now adapted for young readers.

The Truths We Hold: An American Journey (Young Readers Edition) By Kamala Harris Cover Image

Now adapted for young readers, Vice President Kamala Harris's empowering memoir about the values and inspirations that guided her life.

To Fly Among the Stars: The Hidden Story of the Fight for Women Astronauts (Scholastic Focus) By Rebecca Siegel Cover Image

A searing look at the birth of America's space program, and the men and women aviators who set its course.

In the 1960s, locked in a heated race to launch the first human into space, the United States selected seven superstar test pilots and former military air fighters to NASA's astronaut class -- the Mercury 7.

Notorious RBG Young Readers' Edition: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg By Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik Cover Image

"A tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg that does more than catalog her achievements; it conveys her spirit, one that will leave readers in awe."*

Proud (Young Readers Edition): Living My American Dream By Ibtihaj Muhammad Cover Image

The inspiring and critically acclaimed all-American story of faith, family, hard work, and perseverance by Olympic fencer, activist, New York Times bestselling author, and Time "100 Most Influential People" honoree Ibtihaj Muhammad

Wolfpack (Young Readers Edition) By Abby Wambach Cover Image

In this young readers adaptation of her #1 New York Times bestselling book, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup champion Abby Wambach inspires the next generation to find their voice, unite their pack, and change the world.