Impactful Reading for Women’s History Month

by | Mar 2024

March marks International Women’s Day (March 8) and Women’s History Month (March 1–31). Learn more about historical figures from the following books.

For ages 0–5:

A is for Awesome!: 23 Iconic Women Who Changed the World by Eva Chen, Illustrated by Derek Desierto

In this alphabet book, toddlers will learn about each letter of the alphabet and a powerful woman, such as Malala Yousafzai, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Oprah. Similar titles include: 3 2 1 Awesome!: 20 Fearless Women Who Dared to be Different and Colors of Awesome!: 24 Bold Women Who Inspired the World.

For ages 5–9:

Secret Engineer: How Emily Roebling Built the Brooklyn Bridge by Rachel Dougherty

Did you know the famous Brooklyn Bridge was built by a woman? Emily Roebling tells the story of how she took charge of the construction after her husband, the initial engineer, fell ill. Illustrated graphics accompany
the story of the 14-yearlong project.

Ages 10–17:

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

The novel that inspired the film, Hidden Figures, shares the true story of four Black women: Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, who were the brains behind some of NASA’s most successful missions. There is a young reader version of the story for ages 9–12.

For ages 18 and older:

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama’s memoir is a reflection of her experiences that have shaped her. From her childhood in Chicago to her years working as an executive, followed by motherhood and living in the White House—Obama gets deeply personal in her storytelling.


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