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Women's History Month Booklist

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March 1, 2023

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

Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal

Becoming Vanessa by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

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

Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment by Parker Curry

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

Sleeping Cinderella and Other Princess Mix-Ups by Stephanie Clarkson

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty

Standing on Her Shoulders: A Celebration of Women by Monica Clark-Robinson

That’s Not My Name! by Anoosha Syed

Under My Hijab by Hena Khan

Children's Nonfiction

Be Bold! Be Brave!: 11 Latinas who made U.S. History by Naibe Reynoso

Brave, Black, First: 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World by Cheryl Willis Hudson

Code Girls: The True Story of the American Women Who Secretly Broke Codes in World War II by Liza Mundy

A Computer Called Katherine by Suzanne Slade

Finish the Fight!: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote by Veronica Chambers

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

Greta's Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet by Valentina Camerini

HerStory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook Up the World by Katherine Halligan

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

How Women Won the Vote: Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and Their Big Idea by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

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

If You Were a Princess by Hillary Homzie

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

Muslim Girls Rise: Inspirational Champions of Our Time by Saira Mir

Noisemakers: 25 Women Who Raised Their Voices & Changed the World edited by Erin Bried

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

A Woman in the House (and Senate): How Women Came to Washington and Changed the Nation by Ilene Cooper

Women Win the Vote!: 19 for the 19th Amendment by Nancy B. Kennedy

Children's and Preteen Chapter Books

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

Aviva vs. the Dybbuk by Mari Lowe

Fibbed by Elizabeth Agyemang

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

Maybe He Just Likes You by Barbara Dee

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

Thirst by Varsha Bajaj

Turning Point by Paula Chase

Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and TR Simon

Teen and Young Adult Fiction

All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir

The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera

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

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed

I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Legendborn by Tracey Deonn

Lobizona by Romina Garber

Nothing Burns as Bright as You by Ashley Woodfolk

Rules for Being a Girl by Candace Bushnell and Katie Cotugno

A Scatter of Light by Melinda Lo

See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon

The Summer of Bitter and Sweet by Jen Ferguson

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

The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson

You Truly Assumed by Laila Sabreen

Teen and Young Adult Nonfiction

Because I Was a Girl: True Stories for Girls of All Ages edited by Melissa de la Cruz

Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World by Mackenzi Lee

Feminism: Reinventing the F-word by Nadia Abushanab Higgins

Feminism Is… by Alexandra Black

Jane Against the World: Roe v. Wade and the Fight for Reproductive Rights by Karen Blumenthal

Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History by Kate Schatz

Renegade Women in Film & TV by Elizabeth Weitzman

She Represents: 44 Women Who are Changing Politics...and the World by Caitlin Donohue

Teen Trailblazers: 30 Fearless Girls Who Changed the World Before They Were 20 by Jenniger Calvert

Votes for Women!: American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot by Winifred Conkling

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Story of Black Lives Matter and the Power to Change the World by Patrisse Khan-Cullors

Adult Fiction

Afterlife by Julia Alvarez

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Brown Girls by Daphne Palasi Andreades

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

Her Majesty’s Royal Coven by Juno Dawson

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

Motherhood by Sheila Heti

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez

Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth

Tobacco Wives by Adele Myers

We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry

What’s Mine and Yours by Naima Coster

Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? by Lizzie Damilola Blackburn

Adult Nonfiction

10 Women Who Changed Science and the World by Catherine Whitlock

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy

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

Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation Into Space by Margot Lee Shetterly

I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections by Nora Ephron

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez

Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History by Blair Imani

Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

The Source of Self-Regard by Toni Morrison

This Body I Wore: A Memoir by Diana Goetsch

Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All by Martha S. Jones

We Are Never Meeting In Real Life by Samantha Irby

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

Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History by Sam Maggs