Picture Books About Powerful Women in History

Instill confidence in your child with heartening stories of aspiration and optimism.
Mar 20, 2023



Picture Books About Powerful Women in History

Mar 20, 2023

It’s never too early to start inspiring the next generation of leaders, and with this diverse range of picture books, you can encourage your young reader to aim high in all areas of life.

Featuring both fiction and nonfiction titles, the books on this list give center stage to girls who change the world in their own unique way — whether it's gaining the starring role in a school play or making headlines in the Children's March. Help your child discover the power of dreaming big and why even just one voice can make a huge impact.  

Whether you’re looking for lead characters your child can relate to or simply want to add more variety to their collection, the captivating illustrations and engaging tales of these picture books will have your child striving for more.

Explore more diverse books for kids, including titles with neurodiverse characters and books featuring female trailblazers.

Shop picture books featuring inspiring lead girls below — perfect for Women's History Month and beyond! You can find all books and activities at The Scholastic Store.

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