13 Picture Books About Great American Women

Introduce your child to amazing American women from Harriet Tubman to Amelia Earhart and more with these stunning picture book biographies.
By Allison McDonald
Jun 23, 2016



Jun 23, 2016

This Fourth of July, take a moment before you run out to the parade with your flag waving and share one of these biographies with your children. Knowing about our country, our presidents and founding fathers is important, but there is much more to the United States than the history basics. Learning about the nation through the stories of these amazing women’s lives will bring all new meaning to this special time of year.

Here are just a fraction of the amazing American women who have shaped this country and give us reason to celebrate on Independence Day!

A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart by David A. Adler

A Picture Book of Helen Keller by David A. Adler

The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles

Rosa by Nikki Giovanni

Mary Walker Wears the Pants: The True Story of Doctor, Reformer, and Civil War Hero by Cheryl Harness

Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman by Kathleen Krull

Sky High: The True Story of Maggie Gee by Marissa Moss

Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for Freedom and Equality by Suzanne Buckingham Slade

Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote by Tanya Lee Stone

Eleanor: Quiet No More by Doreen Rappaport

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford

Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx by Jonah Winter

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