Women's History Month - March

Every year March is designated Women’s History Month by Presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history. We have a wide variety of books on display throughout our store commemorating the women leaders, artists, scientists, thinkers, and storytellers who have impacted all of our lives.  Here is a selection of our featured titles.

The Woman in the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Helped Fly the First Astronauts to the Moon By Richard Maurer Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781626728561
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 14th, 2023

A stunning and intimate biography of Margaret Hamilton, the computer engineer who helped Apollo 11 and mankind get from the Earth to the moon.

First-hand accounts, exclusive interviews with the legendary Margaret Hamilton, and detailed science populate the pages of this remarkable biography.


Troublemakers in Trousers: Women and What They Wore to Get Things Done By Sarah Albee, Kaja Kajfez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah Albee, Kaja Kajfez (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781623540951
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Published: Charlesbridge - October 25th, 2022

Meet twenty-one women throughout history who broke fashion and norms to do something groundbreaking in this unique middle-grade collection that celebrates trailblazers and troublemakers.


No Boundaries: 25 Women Explorers and Scientists Share Adventures, Inspiration, and Advice By Gabby Salazar, Clare Fieseler Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781426371769
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Published: National Geographic Kids - February 1st, 2022

Sisters in Science: Marie Curie, Bronia Dluska, and the Atomic Power of Sisterhood By Linda Elovitz Marshall, Anna And Elena Balbusso (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593377581
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2023

Discover the fascinating true story of Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie and her sister Bronia, two trailblazing women who worked together and made a legendary impact on chemistry and health care as we know it.


Finish the Fight!: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote By Veronica Chambers, The Staff of The New York Times (Illustrator), The Staff of The New York Times Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780358408307
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Published: Versify - August 18th, 2020

New York Times Bestseller!

In collaboration with the New York TimesFinish the Fight! reveals untold stories of diverse heroines who fought for the 19th amendment—celebrate the historic win for women’s rights and voting rights that changed the fabric of America.


The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid By Jeanette Winter, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jeanette Winter, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481446693
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Published: Beach Lane Books - August 22nd, 2017

A Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2017
Parents’ Choice Recommended

Get to know Zaha Hadid in this nonfiction picture book about the famed architect’s life and her triumph over adversity from celebrated author-illustrator Jeanette Winter.


Zaha Hadid grew up in Baghdad, Iraq, and dreamed of designing her own cities.


Brave. Black. First.: 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World By Cheryl Willis Hudson, Erin K. Robinson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525645818
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

Published in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, discover over fifty remarkable African American women whose unique skills and contributions paved the way for the next generation of young people. Perfect for fans of Rad Women Worldwide, Women in Science, and Girls Think of Everything.


Sanctuary: Kip Tiernan and Rosie's Place, the Nation's First Shelter for Women By Christine McDonnell, Victoria Tentler-Krylov (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536211290
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Published: Candlewick - March 1st, 2022

Before Kip Tiernan came along, the US had no shelters for women. Here is the inspirational story of a singular woman and what her vision and compassion have brought to life.

“Justice is not three hots and a cot. Justice is having your own key.” —Kip Tiernan


What Is the Women's Rights Movement? (What Was?) By Deborah Hopkinson, Who HQ, Laurie A. Conley (Illustrator) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781524786298
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 16th, 2018

The story of Girl Power! Learn about the remarkable women who changed US history.


Leading the Way: Women In Power By Janet Howell, Theresa Howell, Hillary Rodham Clinton (Foreword by), Kylie Akia (Illustrator), Alexandra Bye (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Janet Howell, Theresa Howell, Hillary Rodham Clinton (Foreword by), Kylie Akia (Illustrator), Alexandra Bye (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781536208467
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Published: Candlewick - October 8th, 2019

In this engaging and highly accessible compendium for young readers and aspiring power brokers, Virginia Senator Janet Howell and her daughter-in-law Theresa Howell spotlight the careers of fifty American women in politics — and inspire readers to make a difference. With foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton.


Who Was Ruth Bader Ginsburg? (Who Was?) By Patricia Brennan Demuth, Who HQ, Jake Murray (Illustrator) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781524793531
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 3rd, 2019

You've probably seen her on T-shirts, mugs, and even tattoos. Now that famous face graces the cover of this Who Was? book.


Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures (Women of Action) By Karen Bush Gibson Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781641603133
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Published: Chicago Review Press - March 3rd, 2020

When Valentina Tereshkova blasted off aboard Vostok 6 on June 16, 1963, she became the first woman to rocket into space. It would be nineteen years before another woman got a chance—cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya in 1982—followed by American astronaut Sally Ride a year later.


Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels By Linda Skeers, Livi Gosling (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Linda Skeers, Livi Gosling (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781492653271
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - September 5th, 2017

The perfect introduction for learning about women throughout history who dared to do the extraordinary! Inspire our new generation of women to explore, discover, persist, succeed, and fight like a girl! A great gift for girls 9-12!


Sybil Ludington's Midnight Ride (On My Own History) By Marsha Amstel, Ellen Beier (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Marsha Amstel, Ellen Beier (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781575054568
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Published: First Avenue Editions (Tm) - September 1st, 2000

On a dark, cold, and rainy night in April 1777, Sybil Ludington sets out on a journey to warn American soldiers that danger is headed their way. The British are coming They have already attacked a nearby town, and it is up to sixteen-year-old Sybil to make sure that she reaches the American soldiers before the British do.


Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote By Susan Zimet, Todd Hasak-Lowy Cover Image
$9.99
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ISBN: 9780425291467
Published: Puffin Books - January 7th, 2020

The United States of America is almost 250 years old, but American women won the right to vote less than a hundred years ago.

And when the controversial nineteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution-the one granting suffrage to women-was finally ratified in 1920, it passed by a mere one-vote margin.


Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom Volume 6 By Teresa Robeson, Rebecca Huang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Teresa Robeson, Rebecca Huang (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781454932208
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Published: Union Square Kids - October 8th, 2019

Meet Wu Chien Shiung, famous physicist who overcame prejudice to prove that she could be anything she wanted.

"Wu Chien Shiung's story is remarkable--and so is the way this book does it justice." --Booklist (Starred review)


#Notyourprincess: Voices of Native American Women By Charleyboy (Editor), Leatherdale (Editor) Cover Image
By Charleyboy (Editor), Leatherdale (Editor)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781554519576
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Published: Annick Press - September 12th, 2017

Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #NotYourPrincess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman.


Noisemakers: 25 Women Who Raised Their Voices & Changed the World - A Graphic Collection from  Kazoo By Kazoo Magazine, Erin Bried (Editor) Cover Image
By Kazoo Magazine, Erin Bried (Editor)
$17.99
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ISBN: 9780525580188
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 4th, 2020

"Thoughtful, timely and Super-Engaging. So glad the powerhouse young people coming up have Kazoo as a blueprint, a roadmap, and a glimpse into history." -Jacqueline Woodson

"Astonishing comics about world-changing women. What could possibly be better?"--Neil Gaiman


Little Feminist Picture Book By Yelena Moroz Alpert, Lydia Ortiz (Illustrator), Patrick Rafanan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Yelena Moroz Alpert, Lydia Ortiz (Illustrator), Patrick Rafanan (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780735361034
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Published: Mudpuppy - June 18th, 2019

Celebrate 25 amazing women throughout history with Mudpuppy's Little Feminist Picture Book. With easy to process words by Yelena Moroz Alpert and colorful illustrations by Lydia Ortiz and Patrick Rafanan, this book is the perfect way to introduce young children to these inspiring women. Features artists, scientists, politicians, athletes and much more!
- 52 pages


Lily Renée, Escape Artist: From Holocaust Survivor to Comic Book Pioneer By Trina Robbins, Margaret Oh (Illustrator), Studio C10 (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Trina Robbins, Margaret Oh (Illustrator), Studio C10 (Illustrator)
$11.99
ISBN: 9780761381143
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Published: Graphic Universe - August 1st, 2011

In 1938, Lily Ren e Wilheim is a 14-year-old Jewish girl living in Vienna. Her days are filled with art and ballet. Then the Nazis march into Austria, and Lily's life is shattered overnight. Suddenly, her own country is no longer safe for her or her family. To survive, Lily leaves her parents behind and travels alone to England.


A Black Woman Did That By Malaika Adero, Chanté Timothy (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Malaika Adero, Chanté Timothy (Illustrator)
$11.99
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ISBN: 9781941367513
Published: Downtown Bookworks - February 18th, 2020

A Black Woman Did That! spotlights vibrant, inspiring Black women whose accomplishments have changed the world for the better.

A Black Woman Did That! is a celebration of strong, resilient, innovative, and inspiring women of color.


Suffragette: The Battle for Equality By David Roberts, David Roberts (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Roberts, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781536208412
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Published: Walker Books US - October 8th, 2019

A New York Times best-selling illustrator turns his talents to a lavish history of the women’s suffrage movement in the U.K. and the U.S. just in time for the hundredth anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment.


She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History By Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525516996
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Published: Philomel Books - March 6th, 2018

The companion to Chelsea Clinton & Alexandra Boiger's #1 New York Times bestseller, She Persisted. Perfect for tiny activists, mini feminists and little kids who are ready to take on the world.


Secret Engineer: How Emily Roebling Built the Brooklyn Bridge By Rachel Dougherty, Rachel Dougherty (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250155320
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 19th, 2019

On a warm spring day in 1883, a woman rode across the Brooklyn Bridge with a rooster on her lap.

It was the first trip across an engineering marvel that had taken nearly fourteen years to construct. The woman's husband was the chief engineer, and he knew all about the dangerous new technique involved. The woman insisted she learn as well.


Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History By Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780399578861
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 27th, 2016

Educational and inspirational, this gift-worthy New York Times bestseller from the authors of Rad American Women A-Z, is a bold, illustrated collection of 40 biographical profiles showcasing extraordinary women from across the globe.
 


Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future! (City Lights/Sister Spit) By Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780872866836
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Published: City Lights Books - April 7th, 2015

The New York Times Bestseller

"This is The Most Inspiring Children's Book We've Ever Seen."--Refinery29.com


Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide By Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781947440005
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Published: Getty Publications - March 6th, 2018

A Boston Globe–Horn Book Nonfiction Award Winner and a Moonbeam Children’s Book Gold Award Winner, Photographic is a picture book biography of Graciela Iturbide from author Isabel Quintero and illustrator Zeke Peña.
 
Graciela Iturbide was born in Mexico City in 1942, the oldest of 13 children.


Notorious RBG Young Readers' Edition: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg By Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062748539
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Published: HarperCollins - November 28th, 2017

"A tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg that does more than catalog her achievements; it conveys her spirit, one that will leave readers in awe."*


Muslim Girls Rise: Inspirational Champions of Our Time By Saira Mir, Aaliya Jaleel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Saira Mir, Aaliya Jaleel (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534418882
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - October 29th, 2019

Little Leaders meets Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls in this gorgeous nonfiction picture book that introduces readers to nineteen powerhouse Muslim women who rose up and made their voices heard.

Long ago, Muslim women rode into battle to defend their dreams. They opened doors to the world’s oldest library.


Mae Among the Stars By Roda Ahmed, Stasia Burrington (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Roda Ahmed, Stasia Burrington (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062651730
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Published: HarperCollins - January 9th, 2018

A beautiful picture book for sharing and marking special occasions such as graduation, inspired by the life of the first African American woman to travel in space, Mae Jemison. An Amazon Best Book of the Month!

A great classroom and bedtime read-aloud, Mae Among the Stars is the perfect book for young readers who have big dreams and even bigger hearts.


Margaret and the Moon By Dean Robbins, Lucy Knisley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dean Robbins, Lucy Knisley (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399551857
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 16th, 2017

A true story from one of the Women of NASA!

Margaret Hamilton loved numbers as a young girl. She knew how many miles it was to the moon (and how many back). She loved studying algebra and geometry and calculus and using math to solve problems in the outside world.


Mae Jemison: Ready-to-Read Level 3 (You Should Meet) By Laurie Calkhoven, Monique Dong (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laurie Calkhoven, Monique Dong (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781481476492
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Published: Simon Spotlight - September 6th, 2016

Blast off into space and get to know Mae Jemison—the first African-American woman to ever go to space—with this fascinating, nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series of biographies about people “you should meet.”

Meet Mae Jemison, the first African-American female astronaut!


Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race By Margot Lee Shetterly, Laura Freeman (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062742469
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Published: HarperCollins - January 16th, 2018

Based on the New York Times bestselling book and the Academy Award–nominated movie, author Margot Lee Shetterly and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award winner Laura Freeman bring the incredibly inspiring true story of four black women who helped NASA launch men into space to picture book readers! 


Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines from Joan of Arc to Mother Teresa By Michelle Roehm McCann, Amelie Welden, David Hahn (Illustrator) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781582703022
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Published: Aladdin/Beyond Words - October 30th, 2012

“Young women looking for inspiration will surely find it” (Booklist) in these profiles of forty-six movers and shakers who made their mark before they turned twenty.

This fun and inspiring collection of influential stories provides forty-six illustrated examples of strong, independent female role models, all of whom first impacted the world as teenagers or younger.


Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Life and Work By Victoria Ortiz Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780544973640
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Published: Clarion Books - June 4th, 2019

A 2020 Sydney Taylor Honor Book
The life and career of the fiercely principled Supreme Court Justice, now a popular icon, with dramatic accounts of her landmark cases that moved the needle on legal protection of human rights, illustrated with b/w archival photographs.


Dramatically narrated case histories from Justice Ginsburg's stellar career are interwo


A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon By Suzanne Slade, Veronica Miller Jamison (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316435178
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 12th, 2019

The inspiring true story of mathematician Katherine Johnson--made famous by the award-winning film Hidden Figures--who counted and computed her way to NASA and helped put a man on the moon!


The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor By Sonia Sotomayor Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524771140
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Published: Delacorte Press - September 4th, 2018

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

“[Doesn’t shy] away from the hard truths of Sotomayor’s childhood . . .[and] discusses real-world issues like racism, privilege, and affirmative action.” —The Washington Post