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.

Independent Dames

Independent Dames

Laurie Halse Anderson
Illustrator:  Matt Faulkner 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 10
Simon and Schuster , 2008   ISBN: 978-0689858086
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Amelia to Zora: Twenty Six women who changed the world

Amelia to Zora: Twenty Six women who changed the world

Cynthia Chin-Lee
Illustrator:  Megan Halsey , Sean Addy 
Nonfiction
For ages 7 to 10
Charlesbridge, 2005   ISBN: 978-1570915222
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Elizabeth Van Lew: Civil War Spy

Elizabeth Van Lew: Civil War Spy

Heidi Schoof
Nonfiction  Series
For ages 10 and up
Compass Point Books, 2006   ISBN: 978-0756509859
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Laura Secord’s Brave Walk

Laura Secord’s Brave Walk

Connie Brummel Crook
Illustrator:  June Lawrason 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 9
Second Story Press, 2000   ISBN: 978-1896764344
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Wangari's Trees of Peace

Wangari's Trees of Peace

Jeanette Winter
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 7
Harcourt Children's Books, 1978   ISBN: 978-0152065454
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The Daring Miss Quimby

The Daring Miss Quimby

Suzanne George Whitaker
Illustrator:   Catherine Stock 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 8 to 12
Holiday House, 2009   ISBN: 0823419967
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Rachel: The Story of Rachel Carson

Rachel: The Story of Rachel Carson

Amy Ehrlich
Illustrator:   Wendell Minor 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Harcourt, 2003   ISBN: 0152063242
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Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America

Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America

Kathi Appelt
Illustrator:  Joy Fisher Hein 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
HarperCollins, 2005   ISBN: 978-0060011079
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Wings and Rockets: The Story of Women in Air and Space

Wings and Rockets: The Story of Women in Air and Space

Jeannine Atkins
Illustrator:  Dusan Petricic 
Nonfiction
For ages 10 to 12
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003   ISBN: 978-0374384500
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Clara Schumann: Piano Virtuoso

Clara Schumann: Piano Virtuoso

Susanna Reich
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
Clarion, 2005   ISBN: 978-0618551606
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Stompin’ At the Savoy: The Story of Norma Miller

Stompin’ At the Savoy: The Story of Norma Miller

Alan (Compiler) Govenar
Illustrator:  Martin French 
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Candlewick Press, 2006   ISBN: 978-0763622442
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Isadora Dances

Isadora Dances

Rachel Isadora
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
Penguin, 2000   ISBN: 978-0140566703
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Legends of the West: Calamity Jane

Legends of the West: Calamity Jane

Aaron Frisch
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
The Creative Company, 2005   ISBN: 978-1583413388
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Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor

Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor

Emily Arnold McCully
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 10
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006   ISBN: 978-0374348106
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Remember the Ladies: 100 Great American Women

Remember the Ladies: 100 Great American Women

Cheryl Harness
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 8 to and up
HarperTrophy, 2003   ISBN: 978-0064438698
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