picture books for women’s history month

We celebrate and read books by and about amazing women all year long, but here are some favorites to close out Women’s History Month! I posted a reel with 39 picture books (most are picture book biographies) on Instagram here

Here is a list of titled and authors:

1. Kamala Harris by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Laura Freeman
2. At the Mountain’s Base by Traci Sorell, illustrated by Weshoyot Alvitre
3. Sharice’s Big Voice by Sharice Davids, with Nancy K. Mays
4. Opal Lee and What It Means to be Free by Alice Faye Duncan, illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo
5. Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor by Patricia Valdez, illustrated by Felicita Sala
6. Maya Linn by Jeanne Walker Harvey, illustrated by Dow Phumiruk
7. Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Rafael López
8. Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz, illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl
9. Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illustrated by Brian Selznick
10. Dear Girl by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Paris Rosenthal, illustrated by Holly Hatam
11. Brave Ballerina by Michelle Meadows, illustrated by Ebony Glenn
12. Bring Me Some Apples and I’ll Make You a Pie by Robbin Gourley
13. The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes by Julia Finley Mosca, illustrated by Daniel Rieley
14. The Bluest of Blues by Fiona Robinson
15. Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell
16. Just Being Audrey by Margaret Cardillo, illustrated by Julia Denos
17. Sewing Stories by Barbara Herkert, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
18. Shark Lady by Jess Keating, illustrated by Marta Álvarez Miguéns
19. Lillian’s Right to Vote by Jonah Winter and Shane W. Evans
20. Dorothea’s Eyes by Barb Rosenstock, illustrated by Gérard DuBois
21. Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed, illustrated by Stasia Burrington
22. Wilma Ruldolph by Ma Isabel Sánchez Vegara, illustrated by Amelia Flower
23. Ella Fitzgerald by Ma Isabel Sánchez Vegara, illustrated by Bàrbara Alca
24. Wangari Maathai by Franck Prévot, illustrated by Aurélia Fronty
25. Harlem’s Little Blackbird by Renée Watson, illustrated by Christian Robinson
26. Mary Wears What She Wants by Keith Negley
27. Fancy Party Gowns by Deborah Blumenthal, illustrated by Laura Freeman
28. Shaking Things Up by Susan Hood
29. She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton, illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
30. The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee by Julie Leung, illustrated by Julie Kwon
31. She was the First! By Katheryn Russell-Brown, illustrated by Eric Velasquez
32. The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee by Julie Leung, illustrated by Julie Kwon
33. Anita and the Dragons by Hannah Carmona, illustrated by Anna Cunha
34. Grandmother Thorn by Katey Howes, illustrated by Rebecca Hahn
35. It Began with a Page by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Julie Morstad
36. Sharice’s Big Voice by Sharice Davids and Nancy K. Mays, illustrated by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley
37. Queen of Physics by Teresa Robeson, illustrated by Rebecca Huang
38. The Girl Who Thought in Pictures by Julia Finley Mosca, illustrated by Daniel Rieley
39. Pura’s Cuentos by Annette Bay Pimentel, illustrated by Magaly Morales

2 responses to “picture books for women’s history month”

  1. Thank you for including Queen of Physics in your list! (By the way, #30 and #32 are repeats. 🙂 )

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    1. Oh thank you for letting me know!

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