These books are excellent books about Strong Women that are easy for children to read. With so many great options, they’ll be educating and inspired all at the same time.
Women’s History Month is the perfect time to introduce young readers to the strong and inspirational women from the past and present who have changed the world. From women in STEM and the arts, to women who have stood up to injustice, these books are full of women who have overcome huge obstacles to make a difference. These board books and picture books are a fun way to teach little ones about these women, and give them more strong females to look up to.
20 Children’s books about Strong Women
Teach our young boys and girls about visionary and determined young women by reading books about strong women. Read books that showcase the potential these girls had and how they can make a difference.
Board Books about Strong Women
Dream Big, Little One was written and illustrated by Vashti Harrison. This board book uses simple text and adorable cartoon style portraits to introduce little ones to 18 black women who have changed the world through their words, their actions, and their experiences.
This Little Trailblazer was written by Joan Holub and illustrated by Daniel Roode. This rhyming board book uses cute cartoon illustrations and peppy rhymes to teach little ones about inspirational women who changed the world. There are interesting tidbits about each woman spread throughout the book as well.
A is for Awesome was written by Eva Chen and illustrated by Derek Desierto. This alphabet board book pairs each letter of the alphabet with a strong woman who has made an impact on the world.
Little Feminist Board Book Set from Mudpuppy was illustrated by Lydia Ortiz. These tiny board books introduce little ones to feminist trailblazers through simple text and sweet illustrations. The boxed set includes 4 books: Little Artists, Little Leaders, Little Activists, and Little Pioneers.
I Look Up To. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was written by Anna Membrino and illustrated by Fatti Burke. This little book shares some of Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s impressive qualities, alongside colorful and sometimes funny illustrations of RBG.
I am Rosa Parks was written by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos. This colorful board book introduces readers to Rosa Parks through the first-person narrative from her childhood and shares the motivation behind the decisions she made.
Picture Books about Strong Women
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History was written and illustrated by Vashti Harrison. This informational book introduces readers to 40 black women who changed the world through their words, their actions, and their beliefs.
Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World was written and illustrated by Vashti Harrison. This follow up to Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History shares the stories of 35 inspirational women, who changed the fields of science, art, architecture, and more.
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World was written by Chelsea Clinton and illustrated by Alexandra Boiger. This book shares the impressive persistence of 13 women throughout American history who made a difference and changed the world.
She Spoke: 14 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World was written by Kathy MacMillan and Manuela Bernardi and illustrated by Kathrin Honesta. This interactive book uses sound bites from inspirational women to inspire young readers. The book also shares the stories of these 14 women through brightly colored illustrations and fact-filled profiles.
The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath was written by Julia Finley Mosca and illustrated by Daniel Rieley. This book follows the life of Dr. Patricia Bath, an impressive woman who overcame racism, sexism, and poverty to make a difference for the visually impaired.
Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code was written by Laurie Wallmark and illustrated by Katy Wu. Introduce kids to Grace Hopper in this colorful book. She was the woman who came up with the term “computer bug” and changed the field of computer science.
So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth’s Long Walk Toward Freedom was written by Gary D. Schmidt and illustrated by Daniel Minter. This illustrated biography introduces the reader to Sojourner Truth. It follows her through her childhood in slavery to the powerful strides she made as an adult in the civil rights movement.
For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai’s Story was written by Rebecca Ann Langston-George and illustrated by Janna Rose Bock. Introduce kids to the story of Malala and her fight for education in this vividly illustrated book.
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 was written by Helaine Becker and illustrated by Tiemdow Phumiruk. This brightly colored book shares the story of how Katherine Johnson overcame the many obstacles in her path to becoming the groundbreaking mathematician who saved lives.
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909 was written by Michelle Markel and illustrated by Melissa Sweet. This book tells the story of Clara Lemlich and how she led the largest walkout of women workers in American history at the time.
Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote was written by Tanya Lee Stone and illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon. Teach kids about Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s inspirational fight for a women’s right to vote.
Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell was written by Tanya Lee Stone and illustrated by Marjorie Priceman. This brightly colored book shares the inspiring story of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor.
Turning Pages was written by Sonia Sotomayor and illustrated by Lulu Delacre. In this creative autobiographical walk through the childhood and life of the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, she shares the books that shaped her life and made her the woman that she became.
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