Strong Girls, Strong Women

Women's History Month celebrates the many important contributions of women to events in history. In the United States, this month is celebrated in March, and in Canada it is celebrated in October. For more on the topic, see the feature on the Women's Rights Movement.

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

Debbie Levy
Illustrator:  Elizabeth Baddeley 
Nonfiction
For ages 5 to 7
Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016   ISBN: 978-1481465595
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Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles

Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles

Mara Rockliff
Illustrator:  Hadley Hooper 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Candlewick Press, 2016   ISBN: 978-0763678937
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To the Stars! The First American Woman to Walk in Space

To the Stars! The First American Woman to Walk in Space

Carmella Van Vleet, Dr. Kathy Sullivan
Illustrator:  Nicole Wong 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Charlesbridge, 2016   ISBN: 978-1580896443
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Women Who Changed the World: 50 Amazing Americans

Women Who Changed the World: 50 Amazing Americans

Laurie Calkhoven
Illustrator:  Patricia Castelao 
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 11
Scholastic, 2016   ISBN: 978-0545889629
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Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers' Journey from Slave to Artist

Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers' Journey from Slave to Artist

Barbara Herkert
Illustrator:  Vanessa Newton 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Random House, 2015   ISBN: 978-0385754644
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Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Jonah Winter
Illustrator:  Shane W. Evans 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Schwartz & Wade, 2015   ISBN: 978-0385390286
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Hedy Lamarr and a Secret Communication System

Hedy Lamarr and a Secret Communication System

Trina Robbins
Illustrator:  Cynthia Martin , Anne Timmons 
Nonfiction graphic novel  Series
For ages 8 to 10
Capstone Press, 2006   ISBN: 978-0736896412
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Lucy Maud Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Elizabeth MacLeod
Illustrator:  John Mantha 
Nonfiction
For ages 6 to 8
Kids Can Press, 2008   ISBN: 978-1554530564
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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrator:  Ekua Holmes 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Candlewick, 2015   ISBN: 978-0763665319
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Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

Laurel Snyder
Illustrator:  Julie Morstad 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Chronicle Books, 2015   ISBN: 978-1452118901
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Mother Jones: Labor Leader

Mother Jones: Labor Leader

Connie Colwell Miller
Illustrator:  Steve Erwin , Charles Barnett III 
Nonfiction graphic novel  Series
For ages 8 to 10
Capstone Press, 2006   ISBN: 978-0736896627
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Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm

Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm

Karen Deans
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Holiday House, 2015   ISBN: 978-0823419708
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Leontyne Price: Voice of a century

Leontyne Price: Voice of a century

Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrator:  Raul Colon 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Random House, 2015 
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Emma’s Poem: The voice of the Statue of Liberty

Emma’s Poem: The voice of the Statue of Liberty

Linda Glaser
Illustrator:  Clair A. Nivola 
Nonfiction Poetry Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013   ISBN: 978-0544105089
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The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s life with the chimps

The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s life with the chimps

Jeanette Winter
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Random House, 2011   ISBN: 978-0375867743
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