March is Women’s History Month, but if you’re reading this in April, May or any other month, don’t click away! It’s always a good time to learn about the contributions that women have made to our world. Inspire girls and boys to dream, dare and make a difference with these books celebrating the accomplishments of women throughout history.

  • 100 Women Who Made History: Remarkable women who shaped our world

    Meet the most talented and famous women in history, from politics, science, business, and the arts, from exciting entrepreneurs to clever creative. Discover landmark moments in the lives of amazing historical women with beautiful photography and fun illustrations and a fascinating look at the pioneering and inspiring women in history, from ancient Greece to present day.

  • No Girls Allowed: Tales of daring women dressed as men for love, freedom and adventure

    Based on legends, poems, letters and first-hand accounts, these seven biographical tales tell of women who disguised themselves as men. From ancient Egypt to the 19th century, this historically accurate graphic treatment transports readers to bygone eras. For the sake of freedom, ambition, love or adventure, these women risked everything.

  • Amazing Women

    From world leaders to explorers to writers, artists, and performers, discover more than 40 women who changed the world in Amazing Women. build reading skills while teaching vocabulary and telling the stories of influential women like Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, and Marie Curie, and highlighting important historical moments in women's history, like the Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls.

  • Bad Girls of Fashion: Style rebels from Cleopatra to Lady Gaga

    Explores the lives of ten famous women who have used clothing to make a statement, change perceptions, break rules, attract power, or express their individuality. Included are Cleopatra, Marie Antoin ette, Coco Chanel, Marlene Dietrich, Madonna, and Lady Gaga. Sidebar subjects include: Elizabeth I, Marilyn Monroe, Rihanna, and Vivienne Westwood.

  • The Book of Heroines: Tales of history's gustiest gals

    Everybody needs a role model! Discover true stories of superstars, war heroes, world leaders, gusty gals, and everyday women who changed the world. From Sacagawea to Mother Teresa, Annie Oakley to Malala Yousafzai, these famous women hiked up their pants and petticoats and charged full-speed ahead to prove girls are just as tough as boys...maybe even tougher.

  • Fly Girls: The daring American women pilots who helped win WWII

    At the height of World War II, the US Army Airforce faced a desperate need for skilled pilots—but only men were allowed in military airplanes, even if the expert pilots who were training them to fly were women. Through grit and pure determination, 1,100 female pilots were finally allowed to ferry planes from factories to bases, to tow targets for live ammunition artillery training, to test repaired planes and new equipment, and more. Their story is one of patriotism, the power of positive attitudes, the love of flying, and the willingness to do good with no concern for personal gain.

  • Rising Above: Inspiring women in sports

    These are the inspirational real-life stories of female superstar athletes Serena and Venus Williams, Simone Biles, Carli Lloyd, and more -- role models all. This collection of mini biographies, complete with first-hand content drawn from interviews, is a source of inspiration and self-empowerment for kids and sports fans of all ages.

  • Almost Astronauts: 13 women who dared to dream

    What does it take to be an astronaut? Excellence at flying, courage, intelligence, resistance to stress, top physical shape, any checklist would include these. But when America created NASA in 1958, there was another unspoken rule: you had to be a man. Here is the tale of thirteen women who proved that they were not only as tough as the toughest man but also brave enough to challenge the government.

  • A World of Her Own: 24 amazing women explorers and adventurers

    An inspiration for any young person who loves the outdoors, wildlife, or science, A World of Her Own tells the stories of 24 brave women from different cultures, epochs, and economic backgrounds who have shared similar missions: to meet the physical and mental challenges of exploring the natural world, to protect the environment and native cultures, and to leave a mark in the name of discovery.

  • Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 tales of extraordinary women

    "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" is packed with 100 bedtimes stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world. Each woman's story is written in the style of a fairy tale, with a full page, full color portrait that captures the spirit of the portrayed hero.

  • She Persisted: 13 American women who changed the world

    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.

  • Shaking Things Up: 14 young women who changed the world

    Fresh, accessible, and inspiring, Shaking Things Up introduces fourteen revolutionary young women—each paired with a noteworthy female artist—to the next generation of activists, trail-blazers, and rabble-rousers.

  • Trailblazers: 33 women in science who changed the world

    Aspiring scientists, young history enthusiasts, and children who enjoy learning about the world will be fascinated by these riveting snapshots—and parents who enjoyed the film Hidden Figures will find this to be the perfect extension, covering important advancements made by women in fields such as biology, medicine, astronomy, and technology.

  • Hidden Figures: the untold true story of four African-American women who helped launch our nation into space

    This edition of Margot Lee Shetterly’s acclaimed book is perfect for young readers. It is the powerful story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program. This book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, who lived through the Civil Rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the movement for gender equality, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country.

  • Hidden Women: The African-American mathematicians of NASA who helped America win the space race

    Four female African-American mathematicians literally made it possible to launch US rockets and astronauts into space. Hidden Women tells the thrilling tale of how women contributed, the struggles and resistance each experienced, and the amazing result.

  • Women Who Launched the Computer Age

    Meet the women who programmed the first all-electronic computer and built the technological language kids today can’t live without in this fascinating, nonfiction book, chosen by the Children’s Book Council as a best STEM book of 2017! True story of six women who programmed the ENIAC computer as part of a secret WWII mission. They learned to program the computer without any software, instructions or tools.

  • Outrageous Women of Civil War Times

    They were pioneers and trailblazers, spies and ex-slaves, reformers and first ladies. They became America's first women nurses, doctors, preachers, and voters. Biographies of some outspoken and influential women of the North and South who broke barriers both in battle and on the home front. These Outrageous Women of Civil War Times braved the battlefield, fought for their rights, wrote inspiring works-and became heroines!

  • Rad American Women A-Z

    Like all A-Z books, this one illustrates the alphabet—but instead of "A is for Apple", A is for Angela—as in Angela Davis, the iconic political activist. B is for Billie Jean King, who shattered the glass ceiling of sports; C is for Carol Burnett, who defied assumptions about women in comedy; D is for Dolores Huerta, who organized farmworkers; and E is for Ella Baker, who mentored Dr. Martin Luther King and helped shape the Civil Rights Movement. And the list of great women continues, spanning several centuries, multiple professions, and 26 diverse individuals.

  • Women of Steel and Stone: 22 inspirational architects, engineers, and landscape designers

    Women of Steel and Stone features 22 thoroughly researched and engaging profiles of architects, engineers, and landscape designers, describing these groundbreakers' strengths, interests, and challenges as they were growing up and starting their careers, and what they achieved. Inspiring a new generation of girls who are increasingly engaged in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields, the biographies stress hard work, perseverance, and creativity.

  • Wild Women of the Wild West

    Annie Oakley could shoot a gun better than any man in the Wild West. Mary Fields hauled stones and lumber. When one man challenged her, she beat him in a gunfight. Time after time, Polly Pry, a newspaper reporter, risked her life when she exposed bad guys and wrote the truth. And Sarah Winnemucca, daughter of a Paiute chief, fought in battle, negotiated peace between Indians and settlers, and gained civil rights for her people. Biographical sketches, color portraits and sepia line drawings reveal the accomplishments of fifteen amazing women whose adventurous spirit helped build our nation.

  • Adventurous Women: 8 true stories about women who made a difference

    The adventures of eight inspiring women of the twentieth century. Mary Gibson Henry risked her life following her passion for new botanical species. During the Civil War, Katharine Wormeley worked aboard hospital ships and helped to save the lives of many sick and wounded soldiers. With a promise and a dollar and a half, Mary McLeod Bethune opened a school for African American girls in Daytona Beach, Florida, in 1904, at a time when schools were segregated. Award-winning author Penny Colman offers a compelling collection of true stories about eight women who were bold enough to confront obstacles and take risks in the pursuit of their goals.

  • Those Remarkable Women of the American Revolution

    Examines the contributions of women, Patriot and Loyalist, to the American Revolution, on the battlefield, in the press, and in the political arena, and shows how they challenged traditional female roles.

  • Black Women of the Old West

    Using primary sources and featuring dozens of black-and-white archival photographs and reproductions, Katz recounts stories of African American women who made the journey west and illuminates the times in which they lived and their reasons for going. Some women of color escaped west from slavery. Others sued for freedom after being taken there by their owners. Still others came as mail-order brides. Many black women flourished on the frontier, where they found more opportunities for education and better paying jobs. Katz presents a wealth of information on a subject virtually unexplored in children's literature.

  • LEGO Women of NASA: Space heroes

    Meet four amazing women - astronauts, scientists and mathematicians - who helped make space travel a reality. Illustrated with photography from the new LEGO® Ideas Women of NASA set, this book for children learning to read is a fun way to discover the achievements of some of space travel's greatest pioneers. Presented with fun images, simple vocabulary and lots of word repetition to engage young readers and help them build their literary skills, DK Reader L1: LEGO Women of NASA celebrates achievements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

  • Ladies of Liberty: The women who shaped our nation

    Drawing on personal correspondence and private journals, Cokie Roberts brings to life the extraordinary accomplishments of these women who created the framework for our current society, a generation of reformers and visionaries. This compelling book offers a rich timeline, biographies, and an author note, bringing these dynamic ladies to life!

  • Ladies First

    This attractive compilation highlights a diverse group of American women who were pioneers in their respective fields. Covering three centuries of history, it offers information on such popular report subjects as Elizabeth Blackwell, Nellie Bly, Helen Keller, and Sacagawea, and lesser-known individuals such as Harriet Quimby, the first American woman to obtain a license to fly; Shirley Muldowney, the first woman inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame; and Sally Priesand, the first ordained female rabbi.

  • Sea Queens: Women pirates around the world

    Discover such great pirates as Artemisia, the Admiral Queen of Persia who sailed the seas from 500 to 480 BC. At one point there was a 10,000 drachma prize for anyone who could capture her. There was Rachel Wall, who ran away from her strict upbringing and became a murderous pirate terrorizing the waters of the Atlantic coastline of America. She was hanged for her deeds. Possibly the most famous woman pirate of all was Grania O'Malley, daughter of an Irish chieftain. She plagued the English and was arrested several times, always gaining her freedom to pirate some more. Meet ten other female pirates on their ships, in battle, and in disguise in this intriguing look at the wayward women of the waves.

  • Independent Dames: What you never knew about the women and girls of the American Revolution

    Listen up! You've all heard about the great men who led and fought during the American Revolution; but did you know that the guys only make up part of the story? What about the women? The girls? The dames? Didn't they play a part? Of course they did, and with page after page of superbly researched information and thoughtfully detailed illustrations, acclaimed novelist and picture-book author Laurie Halse Anderson and charismatic illustrator Matt Faulkner prove the case in this entertaining, informative, and long overdue homage to those independent dames!

  • Super Women: Six scientists who changed the world

    Super Women celebrates the scientific as well as the social significance of six incredible women who broke new ground with their research, busted through glass ceilings with their careers, and advanced humanity's understanding of our world in the process. These amazing women defied prejudice to succeed in the sciences using genius, ambition, and perseverance. Author Laurie Lawlor deftly paints portraits of each of these pioneers who refused to take no for an answer, pursuing their passions through fieldwork, observations, laboratories, and research vessels in the face of sexism. This diverse group of women, all with awe-inspiring accomplishments, were active mentors and determined people who wouldn’t take no for an answer.

  • I'll Pass for Your Comrade: Women soldiers in the Civil War

    During the Civil War, hundreds of women who assumed male identities, put on uniforms, enlisted in the Union or Confederate Army, and went into battle alongside their male comrades. In this compelling book, Anita Silvey explores the fascinating secret world of women soldiers: who they were, why they went to war, how they managed their masquerade. A few left memoirs, diaries, or letters. Newspaper stories, pension records, and regimental accounts yielded additional information, as did the writings of male soldiers who became aware of the women in the ranks. Undoubtedly, there were women soldiers whose true identity was never discovered or revealed. Accessible, accurate, and engaging, I'll Pass for Your Comrade invites readers to view the Civil War from an uncommon perspective and explores an often overlooked aspect of our history.