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Women’s History Month: Books and Resources

How are you celebrating Women’s History Month at your library?

Meet a room full of amazing people through books!

Favorite New Children’s Biographies:

Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome. Illustrated by James Ransome
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed The World by Susan Hood. Illustrated by 13 Extraordinary Women.
No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Kathleen Krull
Gloria’s Voice: The Story of Gloria Steinem – Feminist, Activist, Leader by Aura Lewis
Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon by Annette Bay Pimental Illustrated by Micha Archer
The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science by Joyce Sidman
Who Says Women Can’t Be Computer Programmers? The Story of Ada Lovelace by Tanya Lee Stone. Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman
Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Women Who Loved Reptiles by Patricia Valdez Illustrated by Felicita Sala
Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai


The Library of Congress and other selected resources for Women’s History Month

MetKidsBlog – Celebrate Women’s History Month with Art! 

National Women’s History Museum

Poetry Foundation: Celebrating Women’s History Month

Scholastic – Women’s History Month

Smithsonian Education: Women’s History Teaching Resources


A selection of favorite book lists and program ideas:

One of my favorite ways to share biographies with children is “Name that Person!” What are some of your favorite ways to share children’s biographies?  Please share in the comments below.

One comment

  1. Carol Simon Levin

    Thanks for these great links — I’ve linked back to them on my blog. Women’s History Month is a particular favorite of mine and I’ve posted about a variety of programs I’ve done — storytimes and activity programs celebrating women in the arts and STEM fields. They are here in case anyone would like to use any ideas:

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