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Women's History Month Booklist

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March 1, 2021

March is Women's History Month -- a time to commemorate and encourage the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. We've compiled a booklist of books by, for, and about women of all ages!

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Children's Picture Books

Bo the Brave by Bethan Woollvin

Dear Girl by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio

I Am Enough by Grace Byers

Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood

Lucía the Luchadora by Cynthia Leonor Garza

Mama’s Saris by Pooja Makhijani

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi

Sleeping Cinderella and Other Princess Mix-Ups by Stephanie Clarkson

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty (lots more in this series, too!)

Children's Nonfiction

A Computer Called Katherine by Suzanne Slade

Coretta Scott by Ntozake Shange

Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women by Catherine Thimmesh

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy

Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World by Vashti Harrison

Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai

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

Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World by Susan Hood

She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton

Children's and Preteen Chapter Books

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Duman

Like Vanessa by Tami Charles

Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich by Ibi Zoboi

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

President of the Whole Fifth Grade by Sherri Winston

Roll With It by Jamie Sumner

Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers by Celia C. Pérez

Turning Point by Paula Chase

Books for Teens and Young Adults

Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera

Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From by Jennifer de Leon

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Lobizona by Romina Garber

The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding

Watch Us Rise by Reneé Watson and Ellen Hagan

The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith

We Set the Dark on Fire by Tahlor Kay Mejia

Adult Fiction

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Circe by Madeline Miller

Conjure Women by Afia Atakora

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Motherhood by Sheila Heti

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth

We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry

Adult Nonfiction

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections by Nora Ephron

Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July

The Source of Self-Regard by Toni Morrison

We Are Never Meeting In Real Life by Samantha Irby

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves edited by Glory Edim