March is Women’s History Month! Every year, this month-long celebration highlights the important contributions women have made in America that have often gone overlooked. Commemorate this month while also educating your kids on the vital role women played with these four inspirational reads that highlight important women in history.
Lady Legends Alphabet Book by Beck Feiner (Starting at $25, Alphabet Legends, Ages 1–4)
Start teaching and empowering your children early on. Go through the ABC’s of Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks, Vivienne Westwood, Frida Kahlo, and more. This educational alphabet book helps teach both letters and self esteem in the rapidly changing world. Remind your kids of the wonderful things they can do!
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton (Starting at $10, Philomel, Ages 4–8)
Throughout United States history, there have always been women who have spoken out for what’s right. Celebrate thirteen American women who helped shape this country through their tenacity. These featured women come from diverse backgrounds, including civil rights, sports, science, the arts, politics, and law.
Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business by Rebel Girls (Starting at $7, Rebel Girls, Ages 6–9)
Discover a creative reimagining of the life of Madam C. J. Walker on her journey from budding entrepreneur to business empire matriarch. This is the story of one of the first female leaders in the hair care industry and is an inspirational tale about the importance of empowering women to become economically independent.
Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History by Kate Schatz (Starting at $10, Ten Speed Press, Ages 11+)
This progressive and visually stimulating book is a compelling tale of women’s history across multiple fields and backgrounds. Featuring an array of diverse figures from 430 BCE to 2016, and spanning 31 countries around the world, these stories show the immense range of what women have done and can do.