10 Books to Read With Your Kids During Women's History Month

Mar 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. ET
Kids' books that teach about women's history
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The future is female — but that wouldn't be the case if countless woman trailblazers hadn't paved the way by giving us a voice, the right to vote and so much more.

There's never a wrong time to teach your kids about all the badass women who have changed the world throughout history. But March is Women's History Month, so it's the perfect opportunity to start the conversation — and then continue it for the rest of the year and beyond. 

One of the most effective ways to educate children is through books that are simultaneously informative and engaging. The real struggle is narrowing down the book list, so we've put together a starter pack for you — because you'll want to pay equal attention to centuries-old icons like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the lesser-known (but just as important) game-changers like Jazz Jennings or modern marvels like the Notorious RBG.

Don't know where to start? Here are our picks, from picture books to young-adult nonfiction. 


1 /10: 'Elizabeth Leads The Way' — Written by Tanya Lee Stone, Illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon

1/10 :'Elizabeth Leads The Way' — Written by Tanya Lee Stone, Illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon

2 /10: 'Brave Girl' — Written by Michelle Markel, Illustrated by Melissa Sweet

2/10 :'Brave Girl' — Written by Michelle Markel, Illustrated by Melissa Sweet

3 /10: 'I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark' — Written by Debbie Levy, Illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley

3/10 :'I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark' — Written by Debbie Levy, Illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley

4 /10: 'Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx' — Written by Jonah Winter, Illustrated by Edel Rodriguez

4/10 :'Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx' — Written by Jonah Winter, Illustrated by Edel Rodriguez

5 /10: 'Let It Shine' — Written by Andrea Davis Pinkney, Illustrated by Stephen Alcorn

5/10 :'Let It Shine' — Written by Andrea Davis Pinkney, Illustrated by Stephen Alcorn

6 /10: 'Ladies of Liberty' — Written by Cokie Roberts, Illustrated by Diane Goode

6/10 :'Ladies of Liberty' — Written by Cokie Roberts, Illustrated by Diane Goode

7 /10: 'Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You' — Written by Marley Dias

7/10 :'Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You' — Written by Marley Dias

8 /10: 'I Am Malala — Written by Malala Yousafzai With Christina Lamb

8/10 :'I Am Malala — Written by Malala Yousafzai With Christina Lamb

9 /10: 'Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen' — Written by Jazz Jennings

9/10 :'Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen' — Written by Jazz Jennings

10 /10: 'A Woman in the House (and Senate)' — Written by Ilene Cooper

10/10 :'A Woman in the House (and Senate)' — Written by Ilene Cooper