March is National Women’s Herstory Month!

Celebrate by checking out these powerful reads about powerful women!


  • She Takes A Stand
    Michael Elsohn Ross

    Portraits of brave women from the late 1800s through today--role models who are passionate about important issues. She Takes a Stand highlights 16 extraordinary women who have fought for human rights, civil rights, workers' rights, reproductive/sexual rights, and world peace. Included are historic heroes such as anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells and suffragist Alice Paul, along with contemporary figures such as girls-education activist Malala Yousafzai.

  • Bold Women of Medicine
    Susan M. Latta

    Meet determined women who have dedicated their lives to saving others! From bold pioneers such as Florence Nightingale and Mary Edwards Walker, to modern-day medical heroines, readers will meet women who inspire withe their courage and persistence.

  • Women Heroes of World War II
    Kathryn J. Atwood

    These twenty-six suspense-filled stories unfold from across Germany, Poland, Great Britain, the United States, and more, providing an inspiring reminder of women and girls' refusal to sit on the sidelines around the world and throughout history.

  • Women Heroes of World War II: The Pacific Theater
    Kathryn J. Atwood

    Collects the stories of fifteen women who risked their lives to become heroes in the Pacific theater of World War II.

  • Women of Colonial America
    Brandon Marie Miller

    Using a host of primary sources, Brandon Marie Miller recounts the roles, hardships, and daily lives of Native American, European, and African women in 17th- and 18th-century colonial America. Hard work proved a constant for most women--they ensured their family's survival through their skills while others sold their labor or lived in bondage as indentured servants and slaves. Even in this world defined by men, a world where no one thought it important to record a female's thoughts, women found ways to step forth.

  • Rad Women Worldwide
    Kate Schatz

    Writer Kate Schatz & artist Miriam Klein Stahl tell engaging and inspiring tales of perseverance and radical success by pairing well researched and riveting biographies with powerful and expressive cut-paper portraits. Featuring an array of diverse figures from Hatshepsut (the great female king who ruled Egypt peacefully for two decades) to Liv Arnesen & Ann Bancroft (the first women to cross Antarctica), this progressive and visually arresting book is a compelling addition to women's history.

  • #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women

    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, #Not Your Princess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman.

  • Because I was a Girl: True Stories for Girls of All Ages

    The collection includes writings from an impressive array of girls and women who are trailblazers in their fields, including bestselling authors Victoria Aveyard, Libba Bray, and Margaret Stohl; Holly wood heavy-hitters such as Quvenzhane Wallis; renowned chef Katie Button; aerospace and mechanical engineer Emily Calandrelli; and many more.

  • Speak a Word for Freedom: Women Against Slavery
    Janet Willen

    From the early days of the antislavery movement, when political action by women was frowned upon, British and American women were tireless and uncompromising campaigners. Without their efforts, emancipation would have taken much longer. And the commitment of today's women, who fight against human trafficking and child slavery, descends directly from that of the early female activists.

  • How Dare the Sun Rise
    Sandra Uwiringiyimana

    Sandra Uwiringiyimana shares the story of her survival of the Gatumba massacre, despite losing her sister, and how after moving to America she found healing through art and activism.

  • Florence Nightingale The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse
    Catherine Reef

    A biography for young adult readers on Florence Nightingale, the pioneering nurse best known for her work during the Crimean War, where she rectified horrifying conditions and made nightly rounds to check on patients, saving hundreds of lives and sparking worldwide healthcare reform.

  • Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business- and Won
    Emily Arnold McCully

    Tarbell was the catalyst for exposing the truth behind corruption and unfair business practices. She investigated and published works about the Standard Oil Trust for McClure's Magazine that informed the world of shady business dealings and skyrocketed her into the public eye. She wrote inspiring and engaging biographies on public figures, most notably on Abraham Lincoln. Although largely forgotten as the country forged into the 20th century, her writing of the truth lives on.