50 Book Titles About Women in History for All Ages

In honor of Women's History Month, I made a diverse and multicultural book list of 50 book titles about women in history for all ages, which includes picture books, chapter books, young adult books, and adult books. The compilations are mostly suitable for children in elementary and middle school. I hope that you continue reading about women in history throughout the whole year.

Picture Books 

1. Elizabeth Started All the Trouble 

2. How Kate Warne Saved President Lincoln: The Story Behind the Nation's First Woman Detective

3. Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer

4. I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

5.  Malala: Activist for Girls' Education

6.  Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English Edition)

7.  My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/la vida de Celia Cruz (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Winner) (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition)

8. The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist

9.  Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909

10.  Rosa


11. Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

12.  Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

13.   Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World

14. Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History

15. 100 Women Who Made History

Chapter Books

16. I Am 10: Cleopatra

17. Who Was Amelia Earhart?

18. Who Was Harriet Tubman?

19. Anne Frank: A Light in the Dark (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers)

20. Who Is Michelle Obama? (Who Was?)

21. Who Was Frida Kahlo?

22. DK Readers L4: Amazing Women

23. Women Who Launched the Computer Age (You Should Meet)

24. Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition

25. Misty Copeland (You Should Meet)

26. National Geographic Readers: Sonia Sotomayor (Readers Bios)

27. Who Was Joan of Arc?

28. Pocahontas: An American Princess (Penguin Young Readers, Level 4)

29. National Geographic Readers: Sacagawea (Readers Bios)

30. Helen Keller (Young Yearling Book)

31. I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition)

Young Adult Books 

32. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

33. Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future! (City Lights/Sister Spit)

34. Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History

35. Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy

36. Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

37. Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex: A Collection of Her Short Stories, Fables, and Lesser-Known Writings, Revised Edition

38. Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story

39. Women Heroes of the American Revolution: 20 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Defiance, and Rescue (Women of Action)

40. The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist

Adult Books

41. The Life of Elizabeth I

42. Hypatia (Women in Antiquity)

43. Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

44. Cleopatra: A Life

45. Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire

46. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

47. Rita Moreno: A Memoir

48. My Beloved World

49. My Own Words

50. Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch


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  1. All of these books surely look amazing and I think I will give a few of them a read on the coming weekend. Thanks for compiling a really amazing list of them.


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