Celebrate Women’s History Month in March! This month we highlight the diverse historical and societal accomplishments of women. We also recognize the barriers broken by women and raise awareness of those yet to fall.
- Parents: Use this list of grade appropriate books, websites, and activities to help celebrate Women's History Month at home.
- Teachers: This list of resouces can be used in your classroom to help you find more ways to integrate women’s history into your yearlong curriculum.
The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams by Tanya Lee Stone and illustrated by Kathryn Brown shares the inspirational story of Jane Addams, the first American woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize. This picture book biography explains how Addams transformed people’s lives in a poor neighborhood of Chicago.
Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton is a beautiful historical novel written in verse. Mimi, a young girl who struggles to fit in in her new town, is full of ambition. Set in 1969 during the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, Mimi loves science and shop class and dreams of being an astronaut at a time when those opportunities are rare for girls.
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik blends social media and the Supreme Court. In a fun mix of pop culture and legal scholarship, the authors discuss the rise of Supreme Court icon Ruth Bader Ginsberg, her fight to make the world a better place, and why women want to be like her. Ruth Bader Ginsberg, or RBG, has long inspired women in all fields and has recently captured the attention of the internet too (“Notorious RGB” was first a Tumblr page).
Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, Inspired by Historical Facts by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Michele Wood
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Rafael López
I Like Me by Nancy Carlson
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell illustrated by Christian Robinson
Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell
Queen of the Diamond: The Lizzie Murphy Story by Emily Arnold McCully
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace by Jen Johnson illustrated by Sonia Sadler
Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees by Franck Prévot, illustrated by Aurélia Fronty
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
The Green Bicycle by Haifaa Al Mansour
I Lived on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosin, illustrated by Lee White
The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist by Margarita Engle
Looking Back: A Book of Memories by Lois Lowry
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History…and Our Future! by Kate Schatz, illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl
Sally Ride: A Photobiography of America's Pioneering Woman in Space by Tam O’Shaughnessy
Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall by Anita Silvey
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Ekua Holmes
High School Grades
Audacity by Melanie Crowder
Alone atop the Hill: The Autobiography of Alice Dunnigan edited by Carol Booker
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Edel Rodriguez
Girls Like Us by Gail Giles
Herstory: Fiction Honoring Women's History Month edited by Tara Chevrestt
The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee
Wild From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
For Parents and Families
Women’s History Month For information about how to celebrate women.
PBS Learning Media A collection of resources, including videos, highlighting various historical aspects of the women’s movement
Reading Rockets Additional book suggestions for K-2 readers
Scholastic Activities and articles for grades K-12
For Teachers to Support Instruction
Women's History Month A collection of primary sources and accompanying lessons provided by The Library of Congress, National Archives, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Art Gallery, and National Park Service.
The National Women’s History Project: Provides informational services and educational materials that recognize and celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women
ReadWriteThink Classroom activities and related resources to support the teaching of women’s history