Empowering Children's Books for Women's History Month

Discover this curated book list featuring strong, smart and brave women and girls from recommendations by Scholastic Librarian Deimosa Webber-Bey.

By Scholastic Parents Staff
Mar 23, 2018



Mar 23, 2018

In the latest installment of our Facebook Live video series, Live from Our Library, Scholastic Librarian Deimosa Webber-Bey shares her top book recommendations that highlight strong, smart and brave female characters in children's titles, across all age groups. If you're searching for the perfect read for your child during Women's History Month, or any time of year, take a look at her selections below.


You can also watch the Live Chat here:


Florence Nightingale by Carol Alexander

Serena Williams by Jodie Shepherd

Perserverance: I Have Grit! by Jodie Shepherd


Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

The Little Red Fort  by Brenda Maier

Mama Africa! How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope With Her Song By Kathryn Erskine

Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty


3rd - 5th Grade

What Would She Do?: 25 True Stories of Trailblazing Rebel Women By Kay Woodward

Nancy Drew Clue Book (The Nancy Drew Series) by Carolyn Keene

Luciana by Erin Teagan

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale


Middle Grade

The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani Dasgupta

Amulet (series) by Kazu Kibuishi

I Got This: To Gold and Beyond by Laurie Hernandez

Marley Dias Gets it Done: And So Can You by Marley Dias


High School

The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson

The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Deimosa’s Favorites

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins


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