Oh I know I’ve already put together a couple of lists of amazing books on women… but I just can’t stop myself!
Seriously, there are just too many real, fierce, inspiring, world-changing women out there! And I love that children’s authors have focused on these amazing people. I love reading these books with my boys… it’s another way to each them to love wonderful women!
Nadia Comaneci was a feisty and fearless little girl who went from climbing trees in the forests of Romania to swinging into history at the 1976 Olympic Games, where she received an unprecedented seven perfect scores in gymnastics.
But as readers will see in this first-ever illustrated picture book about Nadia’s journey to Olympic gold, the road from small-town girl to world-class athlete was full of many imperfect moments.
Award-winning poet, writer, and activist Nikki Giovanni’s evocative text combines with Bryan Collier’s striking cut-paper images to retell the story of this historic event from a wholly unique and original perspective.
Fifty years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus, Mrs. Rosa Parks is still one of the most important figures in the American civil rights movement.
This tribute to Mrs. Parks is a celebration of her courageous action and the events that followed.
Mary Anning is probably the world’s best-known fossil-hunter.
As a little girl, she found a fossilized sea monster, the most important prehistoric discovery of its time.
Best-selling author Laurence Anholt turns Mary’s fascinating life into a beautiful story, ideal for reading aloud. Sheila Moxley’s luscious pictures vividly evoke the coastal setting and the real-life dramas of this spectacular tale.