Celebrating Women’s History Month: Books for Kids

Learning about women’s struggles and achievements can inspire our little ones to believe in gender equality. A great way to celebrate women’s history month is to read about these women and raise our kids to believe that men and women are equal; and raise our little girls have the right to dream big and be whatever they choose to be! Here are some books to teach our kids about these remarkable women who have been leading the way and improving the lives of the women that came after them.

Womens History month books for kids

A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women
Women's history month books for kids

This book includes so many amazing women who have done extraordinary things. If you had to pick just one book from this list, pick this one!

Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell


When women had limited career options, a girl named Elizabeth Blackwell wanted to be a doctor. Some people didn’t believe women smart enough and she proved everyone wrong, becoming the first female doctor.

Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que creció en el Bronx (Spanish and English Edition)

Women's history month books for kids

Sonia Sotomayor grew up in poverty, and faced obstacles but made it to some of the country’s best schools and had had a brilliant law career. Today she sits on the Highest Court in the land, becoming the first Hispanic woman to do so (and only the third.)

This is a great book and bonus—it’s in Spanish and English!

Heart on Fire: Susan B. Anthony Votes for President

Susan B Anthony

Susan B. Anthony dedicated her life to getting women the right to vote. Her dream finally became true in 1920.

Amelia And Eleanor Go For A Ride

amelia and eleanor

Amelia Earhart was the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean piloting a plane. Eleanor Roosevelt was the First Lady of the United States and an advocate for civil rights and women’s rights. One day these ladies decided to go on an adventure together.

Marie Curie

marie curie

Marie Curie broke the glass ceiling in science, earning not one, but TWO Nobel prizes. Meet Marie Curie — Nobel laureate and world famous scientist. She was born in Poland but became a French citizen, showing the incredible contributions that immigrants can have to their adopted countries. Reading about Marie Curie will inspire little girls to get excited about science, very important today!

A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman

harriet tubman

Harriet Tubman was born into slavery and later on became a hero for so many people, helping slaves escape through the Underground Railroad. She was called “Moses.”

Check out more great ideas on Books for Kids on my Pinterest board!

Inspired to learn more about extraordinary women? Here are my picks for adults: 10 Books to Celebrate Extraordinary Women

Who would you add to this list? Share below! 


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Diana Limongi
Diana a mom, activist, nonprofit professional, podcaster and writer from Queens, NY. She writes about motherhood, activism, raising my multilingual kids, culture and travel. She and her multicultural family live in Queens, NY.

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  1. Thanks for putting together this list. I have 3 boys and I will be sharing these books with them!

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