While there are many ways you can go about getting involved in women’s history month and the events surrounding it in March, one of the easiest, most educational, and maybe even one of the most interesting ways to celebrate is through reading books. And what better group of people to get reading and learning about women’s history than young children? See below for a list of some of the best reads for women’s history month:
1. Rad American Women A-Z, by Kate Schatz
Designed for the 8-12 age range, this book gives a brief overview of some of the most important women in history, listed from A-Z, like musician Patti Smith, tennis player Billie Jean King, and scientist Rachel Carson.
2. Betsy Ross by Alexandra Wallner
An easy biography for young ones (recommended for ages 3-6), this book focuses on the woman who is widely believed to have created the first American flag for George Washington.
3. Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? by Tanya Lee Stone
Inspiring women all across the USA, in 1849 Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to receive a degree in medicine. Children can learn about her life through this picture book for ages 5-8.
4. Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children by Jan Pinborough
It’s hard to believe, but there was a time when libraries weren’t for children. In fact, they weren’t even encouraged to read, let alone take books out from the library. But Anne Carroll Moore didn’t think this was right and transformed Room 105 at the New York Public Library into a suitable (and fun!) reading room for children. And thus, libraries and children were connected.
5. Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride by Pam Muñoz Ryan
For ages 6-9, this picture book is a fictional tale starring two of the most influential women in American history: First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and American aviator Amelia Earhart.
Five is undoubtedly not enough when it comes to great children’s books that help celebrate women’s history month. Check this list as well!