Recommended Books for Women's History Month
In the familiar question-and-answer format, this installment in the acclaimed If You Lived... history series tells the exciting story of how women worked to get equal rights with men, culminating in the 19th amendment to the Constitution.
From Native Americans to recent immigrants, artists to athletes, politicians to poets, this book introduces readers to more than 250 women who have shaped the history of the United States.
In kitchens and living rooms, in garages and labs and basements, even in converted chicken coops, women and girls have invented ingenious innovations that have made our lives simpler and better. Their creations are some of the most enduring (the windshield wiper) and best loved (the chocolate chip cookie).
The life stories of 80 noteworthy African-American women, ranging from Sojourner Truth to Oprah Winfrey, are told in this biographical collection complete with simple black-and-white photographs.
Throughout history, women have overcome fears and lived life to the fullest. Considered by the ALA to be one of the best books for young adults, this collection of over 50 short biographies and photographs inspires today's young women to take risks and take action.
Take a lively look at women's history from aboard a bicycle, which granted females the freedom of mobility and helped empower women's liberation.
When America's men went off to war in 1942, millions of women were recruited, through posters and other propaganda, to work at non-traditional jobs. In defense plants, factories, offices, and everywhere else workers were needed, they were — for the first time — well paid and financially independent.
Using simple language that beginning readers can understand, this lively, inspiring, and believable biography looks at the childhood of Susan B. Anthony, who grew up to fight for women's equality and the right to suffrage.