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7 Awesome Children's Stories To Read During Women's History Month

Incredible children's books about powerful women and girls who changed the world.

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Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel

This book follows the real-life story of organizer Clara Lemlich. She lead the largest ever strike of women workers in the United States and fought for fair labor practices.

Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women by Catherine Thimmesh

This book introduces young readers to women like programmer Grace Murray Hopper. There are also vignettes devoted to young inventors like ten-year-old Becky Schroeder.

The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles

In 1960 a brave little girl named Ruby attended a new school. To get through the door she had to face angry crowds of adults, police escorts, and the media. Despite all of this, Ruby held her head high and walked through the door, changing history.

Goldie Takes a Stand: Golda Meir's First Crusade by Barbara Krasner

Before she was Israel's first woman Prime Minister, Golda Meir was Goldie, a precocious nine year old organizing her classmates.

Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells: The Daring Life of a Crusading Journalist by Philip Dray

Ida B. Wells was many things: journalist, editor, suffragist, feminist, freed slave, and above all, a leader. She was a cofounder of the NAACP and was a tireless activist. Children will be inspired by her tenacity and strength.

Of Numbers and Stars: The Story of Hypatia by D. Anne Love

This is an awesome read for second graders. Learn about one of the world's most notable geniuses and mathematicians, a woman who influenced Socrates.

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