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A Few Picture Books to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Last week, before the calendar switched to March, I changed our book displays in our classroom. Not because we stop celebrating Black history and excellence but because we wanted to add the component of females in history.

I was asked if I would share my list here, and while I don’t mind sharing it, I will say that it has holes. While I wanted to showcase an inclusive mix of picture books, I am still adding picture books that go beyond the well-known stories. I feel like there are many unknown women whose picture books are not on our shelves at the moment, so I am working on finding these for the future. I also want to continue to work on including more indigenous or First Nation stories, as well as stories of women who defy the narrow definition of their gender.

So what is gracing our shelves right now?

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Yup – two books about the incredible Katherine Johnson
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Technically not nonfiction but it introduces/reminds students to Wilma Rudolph
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Technically not nonfiction but representation matters as far as stories
Dorothea Lange: The Photographer Who Found the Faces of the Depression
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By no means is this an exhaustive list. We also have some of the picture books left out from last month that feature courageous women. If I had more space, I would have any more. Which are your favorite picture books for March?

6 thoughts on “A Few Picture Books to Celebrate Women’s History Month”

  1. Reblogged this on WordyNerdBird and commented:
    This is a wonderful collection of children’s books that celebrate significant women in history.

    I’m also very encouraged to see that the women featured in these stories are from different countries and cultures.

    What a brilliant way to celebrate Women’s History Month in a way that inspires and educates our kids!

  2. One that I have just read and have fallen in love with is, Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré.

  3. Three of my newest favorites — Mary: Who Wrote Frankenstein, Rosie: A Detroit History, Nature’s Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story

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