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.
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.
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.
A superb collection of stories about incredible women from the Middle East
For African American women, the fight for the right to vote was only one battle.
This Coretta Scott King Author Honor book tells the important, overlooked story of black women as a force in the suffrage movement--when fellow suffragists did not accept them as equal partners in the struggle.
If you can see it, you can be it! Introduce your child to your role models with this series of inspirational board books.
It's never too early to introduce your child to the people you admire! This board book distills Ruth Bader Ginsburg's excellent qualities into deliciously illustrated little baby-sized bites, with text designed to share and read aloud.
The story of Girl Power! Learn about the remarkable women who changed US history.
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.
You've probably seen her on T-shirts, mugs, and even tattoos. Now that famous face graces the cover of this Who Was? book.
A vivid 500-piece jigsaw puzzle featuring portraits of fifteen diverse, pioneering female artists by the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of Women in Science.
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.
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
This Big Words book from an award-winning author tells the courageous life story of Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation.
As a child in Oklahoma, Wilma Mankiller experienced the Cherokee practice of Gadugi, helping each other, even when times were hard for everyone.
In 1973 two of the world's most famous tennis stars took part in what became known as the "Battle of the Sexes." Bobby Riggs embraced the idea that men were superior to women in every way and claimed that he would defeat any woman on the tennis court. Meanwhile, Billie Jean King was determined to beat him. She knew she could win and prove that women were as just good as men.
Covering 25 diverse women from early world leaders to modern day heroes, What Would She Do? is an inspiring and empowering illustrated guide for today's budding young feminists.From historic world leaders to brilliant scientists, artists, and modern-day pioneers, What Would She Do? shares twenty-five incredible women's stories that educate and empower.
A searing look at the birth of America's space program, and the men and women aviators who set its course.In the 1960s, locked in a heated race to launch the first human into space, the United States selected seven superstar test pilots and former military air fighters to NASA's astronaut class -- the Mercury 7.
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.
From Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger, the #1 New York Times bestselling team behind She Persisted, comes a new book featuring women athletes who overcame and inspired--just in time for the Olympics!
When the world tells you to stay quiet, do you listen, or do you speak up? In She Spoke: 14 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World, with the touch of a button readers can hear Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Dolores Huerta, Dr. Maya Angelou, Dr. Jane Goodall, Shirley Chisholm, Susan Shown Harjo, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Leymah Gbowee, Dr.
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.
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)
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.
"Astonishing comics about world-changing women. What could possibly be better?" --NEIL GAIMAN
"Thoughtful, timely and super-engaging." --JACQUELINE WOODSON
"I wish I'd had Noisemakers when I was growing up." --ALISON BECHDEL
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!
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Mudpuppy's Little Feminist 500 Piece Puzzle is comprised of colorful illustrated portraits of real women who have made historical impact on the world. Illustrations by Lydia Ortiz introduce children to these important people in history with images that are fun for youngsters and also realistic.
- Package: 8 x 8 x 2"
- Complete puzzle: 20 x 20"$9.99ISBN: 9780761381143Availability: On Our Shelves Now or RecentlyPublished: 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.$9.99ISBN: 9781438012193Availability: On Our Shelves Now or RecentlyPublished: B.E.S. - September 1st, 2018
Brilliant girls and boys everywhere will enjoy these stunningly illustrated, absorbing stories.$18.99ISBN: 9780358408307Availability: On Our Shelves Now or RecentlyPublished: Versify - August 18th, 2020
A New York Times bestseller!
Who was at the forefront of women's right to vote? We know a few famous names, like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but what about so many others from diverse backgrounds—black, Asian, Latinx, Native American, and more—who helped lead the fight for suffrage?$15.95ISBN: 9780821423301Availability: Not in stock but may be ordered. Subject to Publisher Availability.Published: Ohio University Press - August 16th, 2018
Selected as a Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of the Year for 2018 (Category: Twelve–Fourteen)
“A biography for the times … An excellent read for anyone hoping to believe one person can make a difference.” —Kirkus (starred review)$11.99ISBN: 9781941367513Availability: On Our Shelves Now or RecentlyPublished: 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. Through vibrant illustrations and engaging storytelling, author Malaika Adero spotlights well-known historical figures including Ida B.$25.00ISBN: 9781536208412Availability: On Our Shelves Now or RecentlyPublished: 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.$17.99ISBN: 9780525516996Availability: On Our Shelves Now or RecentlyPublished: 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.$17.99ISBN: 9781524741723Availability: On Our Shelves Now or RecentlyPublished: Philomel Books - May 30th, 2017
Chelsea Clinton introduces tiny feminists, mini activists and little kids who are ready to take on the world to thirteen inspirational women who never took no for an answer, and who always, inevitably and without fail, persisted.
$18.99ISBN: 9780062699459Availability: On Our Shelves Now or RecentlyPublished: HarperCollins - January 23rd, 2018
“Each poem and illustration shines with a personality all its own.” —Shelf Awareness (starred review)
“This book has definitely made an impact on my life.” —Kitt Shapiro, daughter of Eartha Kitt$18.99ISBN: 9781250155320Availability: On Our Shelves Now or RecentlyPublished: 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.$15.99ISBN: 9780399578861Availability: On Our Shelves Now or RecentlyPublished: 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.
$14.95ISBN: 9780872866836Availability: On Our Shelves Now or RecentlyPublished: 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$19.95ISBN: 9781947440005Availability: On Our Shelves Now or RecentlyPublished: Getty Publications - March 6th, 2018
A 2018 Boston Globe Horn Book Nonfiction Award Winner and a 2018 Moonbeam Children's Books Gold Award Winner!
Graciela Iturbide was born in Mexico City in 1942, the oldest of 13 children. When tragedy struck Iturbide as a young mother, she turned to photography for solace and understanding.$17.99ISBN: 9780062748539Availability: On Our Shelves Now or RecentlyPublished: 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."*$18.99ISBN: 9781534418882Availability: On Our Shelves Now or RecentlyPublished: 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.$17.99ISBN: 9780062651730Availability: On Our Shelves Now or RecentlyPublished: 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.$17.99ISBN: 9780399551857Availability: On Our Shelves Now or RecentlyPublished: 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.$4.99ISBN: 9781481476492Availability: On Our Shelves Now or RecentlyPublished: 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!$17.99ISBN: 9781536201116Availability: On Our Shelves Now or RecentlyPublished: Candlewick - August 13th, 2019
Discover and cheer the accomplishments of more than seventy amazing women from all over the world and throughout history.$17.99ISBN: 9780062742469Availability: On Our Shelves Now or RecentlyPublished: 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!$11.99ISBN: 9781582703022Availability: On Our Shelves Now or RecentlyPublished: 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.$18.99ISBN: 9780544973640Availability: On Our Shelves Now or RecentlyPublished: 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 interwoven with a$18.99ISBN: 9780316435178Availability: On Our Shelves Now or RecentlyPublished: 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!$17.99ISBN: 9781524771140Availability: On Our Shelves Now or RecentlyPublished: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - 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
$35.00ISBN: 9781501178412Availability: Not in stock but may be ordered. Subject to Publisher Availability.Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019
Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them—women with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done.
She couldn’t have been more than seven or eight years old. “Go ahead, ask your question,” her father urged, nudging her forward.$14.99ISBN: 9781426325571Availability: On Our Shelves Now or RecentlyPublished: National Geographic Kids - November 8th, 2016