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Women's History Month Booklist

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March 1, 2024

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

Big by Vashti Harrison

Cinderella and a Mouse Called Fred by Deborah Hopkinson

Everything in its Place: A Story of Books and Belonging by Pauline David-Sax

A Garden in My Hands by Meera Sriram

A Girl Can Build Anything by eE Charlton-Trujillo

Just Like Grandma by Kim Rogers

Mommy Time by Monique James-Duncan

Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment by Parker Curry

Remember by Joy Harjo

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

Woven of the World by Katey Howes

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

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

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

If You Were a Princess by Hillary Homzie

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

Like a Girl by Lori Degman

Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World by Vashti Harrison

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

Alone by Megan Freeman

Aviva vs. the Dybbuk by Mari Lowe

The Braid Girls by Sherri Winston

The Dragon and the Stone by Kathryn Butler

Fibbed by Elizabeth Agyemang

Finally Seen by Kelly Yang

The Girl Who Stole an Elephant by Nizrana Farook

Maybe He Just Likes You by Barbara Dee

The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert

Opportunity Knocks by Sara Farizan

There Flies the Witch by Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev

Thirst by Varsha Bajaj

Turning Point by Paula Chase

Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and TR Simon

Teen and Young Adult Fiction

All the Fighting Parts by Hannah Sawyerr

All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir

The Feminist Agenda of Jemima Kincaid by Kate Hattemer

Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

Hatchet Girls by Diana Rodriguez Wallach

Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed

Love and Other Wicked Things by Philline Harms

Not Here to be Liked by Michelle Quach

Nothing Burns as Bright as You by Ashley Woodfolk

Rules for Being a Girl by Candace Bushnell and Katie Cotugno

Throwaway Girls by Andrea Contos

A Scatter of Light by Melinda Lo

See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon

A Sisterhood of Secret Ambitions by Sheena Boekweg

The Summer of Bitter and Sweet by Jen Ferguson

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

Ana Takes Manhattan by Lissette Decos

Broken Light by Joanne Harris

Brown Girls by Daphne Palasi Andreades

Cassandra in Reverse by Holly Smale

City of Laughter by Temim Fruchter

The Enchanted Hacienda by JC Cervantes

Her Majesty’s Royal Coven by Juno Dawson

Hestia Strikes a Match by Christine Grillo

The Last Animal by Ramona Ausubel

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez

Really Good, Actually by Monica Heisey

Rootless by Krystle Zara Appiah

Tobacco Wives by Adele Myers

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