This month as we celebrate International Women’s Day, it’s a great time to learn about inspiring women who have paved the way for human rights and opportunities. These children’s books are wonderful additions to any home library. As a mother of all girls, I love the diverse stories of compassion, determination, and confidence that girls today can learn from.
Little People, Big Dreams
This is a beautiful series highlighting various inspiring women. These are especially nice for younger children because the text tells a relatable story of overcoming difficulty and wanting to make a difference. The (65-book) series includes women that are personally inspiring to me such as Mother Theresa, Anne Frank, Maria Montessori, and many others.
There are three books in this series that cover American and international women of influence. The writing style is simple and uplifting for young girls. I love the theme of not giving up and challenging the status quo.
Women Artists A to Z
Creativity and personal expression play a big role in my family culture. I love this book because it focuses on the unique art styles by various women in a fun ABC format. It is a great resource for thinking outside the box for young artists.
A Biography Book for New Readers
This is a great series for young readers. Written in a biographical format, there are many facts, terms and charts. The books include Helen Keller, Harriet Tubman, Jane Goodall, Amelia Ehrhart, Frida Kahlo, Ruth Bader Gingsburg, Malala Yousafzai and others.
101 Awesome Women Who Changed Our World
This book covers a lot of different women ranging from leaders to artists, to activists. It is well suited for older kids interested in women’s history.
Women in Art / Science / Sports
These books have fun illustrations and give many details about the history of influential women who made a difference in their various fields.