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.

Baby Flo: Florence Mills Lights Up the Stage

Baby Flo: Florence Mills Lights Up the Stage

Alan Schroeder
Illustrator:  Cornelius Van Wright , Ying-Hwa Hu 
Historical Fiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Lee and Low Books, 2012   ISBN: 978-1600604102
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Harlem's Little Blackbird

Harlem's Little Blackbird

Renee Watson
Illustrator:  Christian Robinson 
Historical Fiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Random House Books for Young Readers, 2012   ISBN: 978-0375869730
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The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and Her Tribute to Veterans

The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and Her Tribute to Veterans

Barbara Elizabeth Walsh
Illustrator:  Layne Johnson 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Boyds Mills Press, 2012   ISBN: 978-1590787540
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Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child

Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child

Jessie Hartland
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Random House, 2012   ISBN: 978-0375869440
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Madeleine's Light: A Story of Camille Claudel

Madeleine's Light: A Story of Camille Claudel

Natalie Ziarnik
Illustrator:  Robert Dunn 
Historical Fiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Boyds Mills Press, 2012   ISBN: 978-1590788554
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Molly, by Golly! The Legend of Molly Williams, America's First Female Firefighte

Molly, by Golly! The Legend of Molly Williams, America's First Female Firefighte

Dianne Ochiltree
Illustrator:  Kathleen Kemly 
Historical Fiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Boyds Mills Press, 2012   ISBN: 978-1590787212
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Minette's Feast

Minette's Feast

Susanna Reich
Illustrator:  Amy June Bates 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2012   ISBN: 978-1419701771
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Queen of the Track: Alice Coachman, Olympic High-Jump Champion

Queen of the Track: Alice Coachman, Olympic High-Jump Champion

Heather Lang
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Boyds Mills Press, 2012   ISBN: 978-1590788509
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Poetry for Young People: Edna St. Vincent Millay

Poetry for Young People: Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edited by Frances Schoonmaker
Illustrator:  Mike Bryce 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 9 and up
Sterling, 1999   ISBN: 0806959282
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Odetta: The Queen of Folk

Odetta: The Queen of Folk

Stephen Alcorn, Samantha Thornhill
Illustrator:  Stephen Alcorn 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Scholastic Press, 2010   ISBN: 978-0439928182
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Write On, Mercy! The Secret Life of Mercy Otis Warren

Write On, Mercy! The Secret Life of Mercy Otis Warren

Gretchen Woelfle
Illustrator:  Alexandra Wallner 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Boyds Mills Press, 2012   ISBN: 978-1590788226
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Red Bird Sings: The Story of Zitkala-Sa, Native American Author, Musician, and A

Red Bird Sings: The Story of Zitkala-Sa, Native American Author, Musician, and A

Gina Capaldi, Q.L. Pearce
Illustrator:  Gina Capaldi 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Lerner, 2011   ISBN: 978-0761352570
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A Picture Book of Harriet Beecher Stowe

A Picture Book of Harriet Beecher Stowe

David A. Adler
Illustrator:  Colin Bootman 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Holiday House, 2004   ISBN: 0823418782
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Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream

Tanya Lee Stone
Nonfiction
For ages 13 and up
Candlewick, 2009   ISBN: 978-0763636111
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Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude

Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude

Jonah Winter
Illustrator:  Calef Brown 
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Simon and Schuster, 2009   ISBN: 978-1416940883
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