Celebrate Women’s History Month With These Books

Celebrate Women’s History Month with these five anthologies about incredible women often overlooked by history.

 

Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women’s Fight for Their Rights

Written by Mikki Kendall and illustrated by A. D’Amico

This graphic novel takes readers on an adventure through time to look at the lives of incredible women who fell between the pages of history.

Reading Age: 12-17 years

 

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World

Written and illustrated by Pénélope Bagieu

The indomitable spirits of the ladies in this book will resonate with all readers. From well-known women of history to those that history has forgotten, all readers will be able to learn something new from their lives.

Reading Age: 14-18 years

 

Galaxy Girls: 50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space

Written by Libby Jackson

Learn about the women who helped make space exploration possible. From Ada Lovelace to Katherine Johnson, women have been the unseen force behind space programs for centuries.

Reading Age: 13-17 years

 

History VS. Women: The Defiant Lives That They Don’t Want You to Know

Written by Anita Sarkeesian, Ebony Adams, and illustrated by T.S. Abe

The histories of these twenty-five remarkable women who dared to defy expectations and change the world they lived in will inspire readers of all ages. Accompanied with full-color illustrations of each woman, readers will be drawn into the intriguing legacies they left behind. Sarkeesian and Adams challenge readers to reconsider the history they think they know and dig deeper into the roles women played.

Reading Age: 12-18 years

 

Teen Trailblazers: 30 Fearless Girls Who Changed The World Before They Were 20

Written by Jennifer Calvert and illustrated by Vesna Asanovic

Featuring 30 young women who accomplished amazing feats before they turned twenty, readers will be able to learn not just about the well-known women of history, but also about those cast into the shadows of men. For instance, everyone knows the name Paul Revere but never heard of Sybil Ludington, the 16-year-old whose journey to warn the militia about the British army was twice as long as Revere’s.

Reading Age: 12-18 years

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