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
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