Women's History Month

Celebrate Women's History Month with us as we honor the incredible contributions of women from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Women have made their mark globally and throughout history, from warriors and writers to innovators and activists. This month, we invite you to enrich your book collection and help expand young readers' knowledge with our curated selection of empowering titles.
This month's collection showcases the remarkable achievements of women and highlights the importance of inclusivity and representation. By sharing stories of women who have broken barriers and defied stereotypes, we aim to inspire children and foster a more equitable society.
Each book in this collection reflects our commitment to celebrating diversity and inclusivity. Through these stories, readers will encounter the resilience, courage, and creativity of women from all walks of life. Join us in celebrating Women's History Month and empowering the next generation with stories that reflect the rich tapestry of human experience.

Title Spotlight

Jovita Wore Pants: The Story of a Mexican Freedom Fighter
Aida Salazar and Molly Mendoza
Jovita dreamed of wearing pants instead of the big skirts her Abuela made her wear. She longed to climb the tallest mesquite tree on her rancho, ride her horse freely, and feel the wind on her face. When her father and brothers joined the Cristero War for religious freedom, Jovita defied societal norms and found a clever way to become a trailblazing revolutionary, donning pants and becoming a symbol of empowerment.
This remarkable true story of a little-known Mexican heroine is vividly brought to life by Aida Salazar, a great-niece and Américas Award-winner, along with Eisner Award-honoree Molly Mendoza.

Additional Women's History Month Titles

Go Forth and Tell: The Life of Augusta Baker, Librarian and Master Storyteller
Breanna J. McDaniel and April Harrison 
The Flying Girl: How Aida de Acosta Learned to Soar
Margarita Engle and Sara Palacios 
Lion on the Inside: How One Girl Changed Basketball
Bildis Abdul-Qaadir, Judith Henderson, and Katherine Ahmed 
Girl with Guts: The Road to Breaking Barriers and Bashing Records
Debbie Gonzales and Rebecca Gibbon 
Before She Was Harriet
Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome 
Danza: Amalia Hernandez and El Ballet Folklorio de Mexico
Duncan Tonatiuh 
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music
Margarita Engle and Rafael López 
Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea
Robert Burleigh and Raúl Colón 
Dear Mr. Dickens
Nancy Churnin and Bethany Stancliffe 
Someday Is Now: Clara Luper and the 1958 Oklahoma City Sit-Ins
Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Jade Johnson 
The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee
Julie Leung and Julie Kwon 
Fighting for YES!: The Story of Disability Rights Activist Judith Heumann
Maryann Cocca-Leffler and Vivien Mildenberger 
Sharice’s Big Voice: A Native Kid Becomes a Congresswoman
Sharice Davids, Nancy K. Mays, and Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley 
Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer
Traci Sorell and Natasha Donovan 
Ablaze with Color: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas
Jeanne Walker Harvey and Loveis Wise 

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