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.

Ladies First: 40 daring American women who were second to none

Ladies First: 40 daring American women who were second to none

Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
National Geographic Children's Books, 2006   ISBN: 978-0792253938
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Spic-and-Span!: Lillian Gilbreth's Wonder Kitchen

Spic-and-Span!: Lillian Gilbreth's Wonder Kitchen

Monica Kulling
Illustrator:  David Parkins 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Tundra Books, 2014   ISBN: 978-1770493803
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Poetry for Young People: Maya Angelou

Poetry for Young People: Maya Angelou

Edited by Edwin Graves Wilson
Illustrator:  Jerome Lagarrigue 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 9 and up
Sterling Children's Books, 2013   ISBN: 978-1454903291
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Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies

Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies

Cokie Roberts
Illustrator:   Diane Goode 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 9
HarperCollins, 2014   ISBN: 978-0060780029
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Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker

Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker

Patricia Hruby Powell
Illustrator:  Christian Robinson 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 8 and up
Chronicle Books, 2014   ISBN: 978-1452103143
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Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper

Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper

Ann Malaspina
Illustrator:  Eric Velasquez 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Albert Whitman & Company, 2012   ISBN: 978-0807580356
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The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Foreve

The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Foreve

H. Joseph Hopkins
Illustrator:  Jill McElmurry 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Simon and Schuster, 2013   ISBN: 978-1442414020
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Sarah Gives Thanks

Sarah Gives Thanks

Albert Whitman & Company, 2012   ISBN: 978-0807572399
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Women Daredevils: Thrill, Chills, and Frills

Women Daredevils: Thrill, Chills, and Frills

Julie Cummins
Illustrator:   Cheryl Harness 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 8 to 12
Penguin, 2008   ISBN: 978-0525479482
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Mary Walker Wears the Pants: The True Story of the Doctor, Reformer, and Civil W

Mary Walker Wears the Pants: The True Story of the Doctor, Reformer, and Civil W

Cheryl Harness
Illustrator:  Carlo Molinari 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 9
Albert Whitman & Company, 2013   ISBN: 978-0807549902
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Vherses: A celebration of outstanding women

Vherses: A celebration of outstanding women

J. Patrick Lewis
Illustrator:  Mark Summers 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 8 and up
Creative Editions, 2005   ISBN: 1568461852
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Look Up!: Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer

Look Up!: Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer

Robert Burleigh
Illustrator:  Raul Colon 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Simon and Schuster, 2013   ISBN: 978-1416958192
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Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Child

Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Child

Jan Pinborough
Illustrator:  Debby Atwell 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2013   ISBN: 978-0547471051
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Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, and Other Female Villains

Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, and Other Female Villains

Jane Yolen , Heidi E.Y. Stemple
Illustrator:  Rebecca Guay 
Nonfiction
For ages 10 and up
Charlesbridge Publishing, 2013   ISBN: 978-1580891851
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She touched the world: Laura Bridgman, Deaf-Blind Pioneer

She touched the world: Laura Bridgman, Deaf-Blind Pioneer

Sally Hobart Alexander
Illustrator:  Robert Alexander 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 9 to 12
Clarion Books, 2008   ISBN: 978-0618852994
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