In 1987 the US Congress designated March as National Women’s History Month. This creates a special opportunity in our schools, our workplaces, and our communities to recognize and celebrate the often-overlooked achievements of American women. Each year there is a special theme and women whose lives exemplify that theme are selected as Honorees. The 2018 Theme for National Women’s History Month is “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.” Throughout this year, fifteen outstanding women will be honored for their unrelenting and inspirational persistence, and for understanding that, by fighting all forms of discrimination against women and girls, they have shaped America’s history and our future. Their lives demonstrate the power of voice, of persistent action, and of believing that meaningful and lasting change is possible in our democratic society. Celebrate Women’s History Month and check out these titles
|She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History
Illustrator Boiger, Alexandra
2018-03 – Philomel Books
9780525516996 Check Our CatalogThe companion to Chelsea Clinton & Alexandra Boiger’s #1 New York Times bestseller, She Persisted. Perfect for tiny activists, mini feminists and little kids who are ready to take on the world.
Women around the world have long dreamed big, even when they’ve been told their dreams didn’t matter. They’ve spoken out, risen up and fought for what’s right, even when they’ve …More
|What Would She Do?: 25 True Stories of Trailblazing Rebel Women
2018-02 – Scholastic Inc.
9781338216400 Check Our CatalogFrom historic world leaders to brilliant scientists, artists, and modern-day pioneers, What Would She Do? shares twenty-five incredible women’s stories that educate and empower. Learn about the remarkable achievements and attitudes of feminist trailblazers such as Cleopatra, Amelia Earhart, Malala Yousafzai, Michelle Obama, and other brave women who overcame huge obstacles to …More
|Fly Girls: The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII
Pearson, P. O’Connell
2018-02 – Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
9781534404106 Check Our CatalogIn the tradition of Hidden Figures, debut author Patricia Pearson offers a beautifully written account of the remarkable but often forgotten group of female fighter pilots who answered their country’s call in its time of need during World War II.
At the height of World War II, the US Army Airforce faced a desperate need for skilled pilots–but only men were allowed in military …More
|Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World
Illustrator Blackall, Sophie
Illustrator Martin, Emily Winfield
2018-01 – HarperCollins
9780062699459 Check Our Catalog“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.” –Mae Jemison, the first female African American astronaut
Fresh, accessible, and inspiring, Shaking Things Up introduces fourteen revolutionary young women–each paired with a noteworthy female artist–to the next generation of activists, trail-blazers, and rabble-rousers.
From the award-winning …More
|Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote
Author Hasak-Lowy, Todd
2018-01 – Viking Books for Young Readers
9780451477545 Check Our CatalogThe United States of America is almost 250 years old, but American women won the right to vote less than a hundred years ago.
And when the controversial nineteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution-the one granting suffrage to women-was finally ratified in 1920, it passed by a mere one-vote margin.
The amendment only succeeded because a courageous group of women had been …More
|Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
2017-12 – Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316475112 Check Our CatalogBased on her popular Instagram posts, debut author-illustrator Harrison shares the stories of 40 bold African-American women who shaped history.…More
|Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels
Illustrator Gosling, Livi
2017-09 – Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
9781492653271 Check Our CatalogWomen have been doing amazing, daring, and dangerous things for years, but they’re rarely mentioned in history books as adventurers, daredevils, or rebels. This new compilation of short biographies profiles women throughout history who have risked their lives for adventure. Illustrations. …More
|100 Women Who Made History
2017-02 – DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
9781465456885 Check Our CatalogCelebrate centuries of brave and brilliant women with this visual guide that takes kids on a tour of the past and uncovers the stories of the women and girls who have shaped the modern world.
From super scientists like Marie Curie and Rosalind Franklin to clued-up creatives like Emily Dickinson and J.K. Rowling to leading ladies like Joan of Arc and Eleanor Roosevelt, profiles explore the …More
|Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History
2016-10 – Quirk Books
9781594749254 Check Our CatalogA fun and feminist look at forgotten women in science, technology, and beyond, from the bestselling author of THE FANGIRL’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
You may think you know women’s history pretty well. But have you ever heard of. . .
– Alice Ball, the chemist who developed an effective treatment for leprosy–only to have the credit taken by a man?
– Mary Sherman Morgan, the …More
|Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women
Author Thimmesh, Catherine
2002-03 – Houghton Mifflin
9780618195633 Check Our CatalogThis award-winning book is filled with odes to women inventors and Thimmesh’scollage art illustrations. …More
|Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!
Illustrator Klein Stahl, Miriam
2015-04 – City Lights Books
9780872866836 Check Our CatalogThe New York Times Bestseller
“This is The Most Inspiring Children’s Book We’ve Ever Seen.”–Refinery29.com
“The very first kids’ book released by the iconic publishing house City Lights, Rad American Women A-Z navigates the alphabet from Angela Davis to Zora Neale Hurston with colorful illustrations and short, powerful narratives. The perfect gift for the junior riot …More
|First Mothers: The Women Who Shaped the Presidents
2001-10 – William Morrow & Company
9780060937119 Check Our CatalogNow in paperback, the stories of the mothers of 11 presidents of the 20th century are told with personal anecdotes and interviews with living relatives. A national bestseller in hardcover. 16-page photo insert. …More
|The Book of Awesome Women: Boundary Breakers, Freedom Fighters, Sheroes and Female Firsts
Foreword by Leon, Vicki
Preface by Shange, Ntozake
2017-07 – Mango
9781633535831 Check Our Catalog#1 New Release on Amazon ─ Super women. Who are some of the most awesome women in history?
“The Book of Awesome Women shares stories and triumphs that are not often mentioned in mainstream history and is something you absolutely need to check out….Reading this book filled me with happiness and I just felt so amazed by what the women within this book have accomplished.”…More
|The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies
2017-09 – Dey Street Books
9780062430489 Check Our CatalogNATIONAL BESTSELLER
NPR Best Book of 2017
“Not all superheroes wear capes, and Elizebeth Smith Friedman should be the subject of a future Wonder Woman movie.” — The New York Times
Joining the ranks of Hidden Figures and In the Garden of Beasts, the incredible true story of the greatest codebreaking duo that …More
|Notorious Rbg: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Author Knizhnik, Shana
2017-11 – HarperCollins
9780062748539 Check Our CatalogThe New York Times bestselling biography Notorious RBG–whose concept originated with a Tumblr page of the same name–is now available in a vibrant, full-color young readers’ edition.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become an icon to millions. Her tireless fight for equality and women’s rights has inspired not only great strides in the …More