32 of the Best Books about Inspiring Women
Read these books about inspiring women to empower girls to reach for their goals no matter the obstacles. The women in these books promote gender roles, resilience, perseverance, inquiry and courage.
Inspiring and Empowering Girls in Your School
This collection of books are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to learning about remarkable women.
Reading these books about strong women will empower girls and boys to be the best they can be and reach for their goals no matter the obstacles. Teach your students to be courageous, determined, knowledgable and independent with these remarkable women as an example.
If you are sharing books about inspiring women for International Women’s Day visit Classroom Resources for International Women’s Day for supplementary resources.
Picture Books about Inspiring Women
Ada's Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World's First Computer Programmer by Fiona Roberton
Counting on Katherine by Helaine Becker
A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina’s Dream by Kristy Dempsey
Emmeline Pankhurst by Lisbeth Kaiser
The Girl Who Thought In Pictures by Julia Finley Mosca
Greta and the Giants: inspired by Greta Thunberg's stand to save the world by Zoë Tucker
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
I Could Do That!: Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote by Linda Arms White
Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice by Nikki Grimes
The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter
Malala: Activist for Girls' Education by Raphaele Frier
Mary Wears What She Wants by Keith Negley
Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines by Jeanne Walker Harvey
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment by Parker Curry
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré by Anika Aldamuy Denise
Razia's Ray of Hope: One Girl's Dream of an Education by Elizabeth Suneby
Red Bird Sings: The Story of Zitkala-Ša, Native American Author, Musician, and Activist by Gina Capaldi
Sadako by Eleanor Coerr
Shark Lady by Jess Keating
She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lynn Fultonv
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed A City Forever by H. Joseph Hopkins
Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn't Sorry by Fausto Gilberti
Remember to check out the post Classroom Resources for International Women’s Day for more resources.
I hope you find these books about inspiring women as fascinating as I did! Do you have any favourite picture books to promote remarkable women?
Let me know in the comments below. It would be great to have a selection of recommended books to choose from when I update this post.
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