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Girl Power!

March is National Women’s History Month! Celebrate with your little one by checking out some of these reads about powerful and inspiring women.

Board Books

Dream Big, Little One (2018) by Vashti Harrison ; Find at DKPL
Think Big, Little One (2019) by Vashti Harrison ; Find at DKPL
This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer (2017) by Joan Holub & Daniel Roode ; Find at DKPL
Michelle Obama (2018) by Alison Oliver ; Find at DKPL
Oprah (2018) by Alison Oliver ; Find at DKPL

Picture Books

Every Day Dress Up (2011) by Selina Alko ; Find at DKPL
Charlotte the Scientist Finds a Cure (2019) by Camille Andros ; Find at DKPL and eReadIllinois
Ada Twist, Scientist (2016) by Andrea Beaty ; Find at DKPL, eReadIllinois, OMNI, and hoopla
Emily (1992) by Michael Bedard ; Find at DKPL
I Am Enough (2018) by Grace Byers ; Find at DKPL, eReadIllinois, OMNI, and hoopla

Miss Rumphius (1982) by Barbara Cooney ; Find at DKPL and hoopla
You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer: A Very Improper Story (2000) by Shana Corey ; Find at DKPL
It’s a Girl Thing! : Smart, Fierce, and Leading the Way (2019) by Pri Ferrari ; Find at DKPL
My Name Is Not Isabella (2010) by Jennifer Fosberry ; Find at DKPL, OMNI, and hoopla
Princesses Save the World (2018) by Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim ; Find at DKPL and hoopla

Ambitious Girl (2021) by Meena Harris ; Find at DKPL
Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship (2018) by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes ; Find at DKPL, OMNI, and hoopla
She’s Wearing a Dead Bird on her Head! (1995) by Kathryn Lasky ; Find at DKPL
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters (2010) by Barack Obama ; Find at DKPL and OMNI
Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride (1999) by Pam Munoz Ryan ; Find at DKPL

Easy Biographies

Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? : The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell (2013) by Tanya Lee Stone ; Find at DKPL and hoopla
Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber (2016) by Sue Macy ; Find at DKPL
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark (2016) by Debbie Levy ; Find at DKPL and OMNI
Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code (2017) by Laurie Wallmark ; Find at DKPL
Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers (2012) by Sarah E. Warren ; Find at DKPL

Jump at the Sun: The True Life Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston (2021) by Alicia D. Williams ; Find at DKPL and eReadIllinois
Alice across America: The Story of the First Women’s Cross-Country Road Trip (2020) by Sarah Glenn Marsh ; Find at DKPL
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever (2013) by H. Joseph Hopkins ; Find at DKPL
Turning Pages: My Life Story (2018) by Sonia Sotomayor ; Find at DKPL and OMNI
Before She Was Harriet: The Story of Harriet Tubman (2017) by Lesa Cline-Ransome ; Find at DKPL, OMNI, and hoopla

Juvenile Biographies

Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker (2014) by Patricial Hruby Powell ; Find at DKPL, eReadIllinois, and OMNI
Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead (2016) by Michelle Markel ; Find at DKPL and hoopla
Fly High! : The Story of Bessie Coleman (2000) by Louise Borden and Mary Kay Kroeger ; Find at DKPL
I Am Rosa Parks (1997) by Rosa Parks with Jim Haskins ; Find at DKPL and hoopla
Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman (1996) by Kathleen Krull ; Find at DKPL

Easy Nonfiction

Muslim Girls Rise: Inspirational Champions of our Time (2019) by Saira Mir ; Find at DKPL and hoopla
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909 (2013) by Michelle Markel ; Find at DKPL, eReadIllinois, OMNI, and hoopla
Here Come the Girl Scouts! : The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure (2012) by Shana Corey ; Find at DKPL
What Miss Mitchell Saw (2019) by Hayley Barrett ; Find at DKPL
Look Up! : Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer (2013) by Robert Burleigh ; Find at DKPL

Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist (2017) by Jess Keating ; Find at DKPL, OMNI, and hoopla
Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life (2019) by Laurie Wallmark ; Find at DKPL
How the Cookie Crumbled: The True (and Not-so-True) Stories of the Invention of the Chocolate Chip Cookie (2017) by Gilbert Ford ; Find at DKPL
Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor (2006) by Emily Arnold McCully ; Find at DKPL
The Girl with a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (2018) by Julia Finley Mosca ; Find at DKPL and hoopla

Secret Engineer: How Emily Roebling Built the Brooklyn Bridge (2019) by Rachel Dougherty ; Find at DKPL
The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee (2021) by Julie Leung ; Find at DKPL
Sky High: The True Story of Maggie Gee (2009) by Marissa Moss ; Find at DKPL
Mae Among the Stars (2018) by Roda Ahmed ; Find at DKPL
Counting on Katherine (2018) by Helaine Becker ; Find at DKPL

Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing (2017) by Dean Robbins ; Find at DKPL and OMNI
Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins (2019) by Michelle Meadows ; Find at DKPL
She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changed the Game (2020) by Chelsea Clinton ; Find at DKPL and eReadIllinois
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World (2018) by Susan Hood ; Find at DKPL
The Story of Ruby Bridges (1995) by Robert Coles ; Find at DKPL

Juvenile Nonfiction

What Is the Women’s Rights Movement? (2018) by Deborah Hopkinson ; Find at DKPL
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World (2016) by Rachel Ignotofsky ; Find at DKPL, OMNI, and hoopla
Girls Think of Everything (2000) by Catherine Thimmesh ; Find at DKPL, eReadIllinois, and hoopla
My Name is Georgia: A Portrait (1998) by Jeanette Winter ; Find at DKPL
Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win (2017) by Rachel Ignotofsky ; Find at DKPL and hoopla

Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World (2005) by Cynthia Chin-Lee ; Find at DKPL and hoopla
Remember the Ladies: 100 Great American Women (2001) by Cheryl Harness ; Find at DKPL
Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World (2018) by Vashti Harrison ; Find at DKPL
Wilma Mankiller: Chief of the Cherokee (1991) by Charnan Simon ; Find at DKPL
Buffalo Bird Girl: A Hidatsa Story (2012) by S.D. Nelson ; Find at DKPL, OMNI, and hoopla

Pocahontas: Princess of the New World (2007) by Kathleen Krull ; Find at DKPL
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (2014) by Duncan Tonatiuh ; Find at DKPL, eReadIllinois, OMNI, and hoopla
Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl (2005) by Tonya Bolden ; Find at DKPL and hoopla
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice (2009) by Phillip Hoose ; Find at DKPL
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement (2015) by Carole Boston Weatherford ; Find at DKPL and hoopla

Juvenile Intermediate Fiction

Meet Julie: An American Girl (2007) by Megan McDonald ; Find at DKPL
The Courage of Sarah Noble (1986) by Alice Dalgliesh ; Find at DKPL and hoopla
Anne of Green Gables (adaptation) (2001) by Jennifer Dussling ; Find at DKPL
Carolina’s Courage (1964) by Elizabeth Yates ; Find at DKPL

Juvenile Fiction

Little Women (1997) by Louisa May Alcott ; Find at DKPL, eReadIllinois, OMNI, and hoopla
Gold Rush Girl (2020) by Avi ; Find at DKPL, eReadIllinois, and OMNI
I’m Deborah Sampson: A Soldier in the War of the Revolution (1977) by Patricia Clapp ; Find at DKPL
A Home for Goddesses and Dogs (2020) by Leslie Connor ; Find at DKPL and hoopla
A Time for Courage: The Suffragette Diary of Kathleen Bowen (2002) by Kathryn Lasky ; Find at DKPL and OMNI

Girls to the Rescue: Tales of Clever, Courageous Girls from around the World (1995) by Bruce Lansky ; Find at DKPL
Island of the Blue Dolphins (2010) by Scott O’Dell ; Find at DKPL, eReadIllinois, and OMNI
The Moon Within (2019) by Aida Salazar ; Find at DKPL
Betty Before X (2019) by Ilyasah Shabazz ; Find at DKPL, OMNI, and hoopla
A Jar of Dreams (1981) by Yoshiko Uchida ; Find at DKPL

Spanish and Bilingual / Español y Bilingüe

The Storyteller’s Candle / La Velita de los Cuentos (2008) por Lucía González ; Encuéntralo en DKPL
Rosa Parks (2011) por Gillian Gosman ; Encuéntralo en DKPL and hoopla
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La Juez que Creció en el Bronx (2009) por Jonah Winter ; Encuéntralo en DKPL
What It’s Like to Be Sonia Sotomayor / ¿Qué se siente al ser Sonia Sotomayor? (2011) por Tammy Gagne ; Encuéntralo en DKPL
¿Quién fue Sacagawea? (2002) por Dennis Brindell Fradin y Judith Bloom Fradin ; Encuéntralo en DKPL
La Isla de los Delfines Azules (2001) por Scott O’Dell ; Encuéntralo en DKPL

DVDs

Ada Twist, Scientist (2017) by Dreamscape Media, LLC ; Find at DKPL and hoopla
Anne of Green Gables (2002) by Sullivan Entertainment ; Find at DKPL
Little Women (2000) by Columbia Pictures ; Find at DKPL
Me…Jane & More Stories About Girl Power (2016) by Weston Woods Studios ; Find at DKPL and hoopla
Rosie Revere, Engineer (2017) by Dreamscape Media, LLC ; Find at DKPL and hoopla