Books for Women’s History Month

By Luis Diaz | February 14 2023 | General

In honor of Women’s History Month in March, Penguin Random House Education is sharing stories written by and about women who made history and who are making an impact today,both locally and globally.

We’d like to take the opportunity to highlight a selection of fiction and nonfiction titles to be read by your students all year long.

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Shine Bright
A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop
American pop music is arguably this country’s greatest cultural contribution to the world, and its singular voice and virtuosity were created by a shining thread of Black women geniuses stretching back to the country’s founding. This is their surprising, heartbreaking, soaring story—from “one of the generation’s greatest, most insightful, most nuanced writers in pop culture” (Shea Serrano)
$18.00 US
Feb 14, 2023
336 Pages
Roc Lit 101

The Keeper
Soccer, Me, and the Law That Changed Women's Lives
A beautifully illustrated coming-of-age graphic memoir chronicling how sports shaped one young girl’s life and changed women’s history forever.
$27.00 US
Oct 04, 2022
336 Pages

With Her Fist Raised
Dorothy Pitman Hughes and the Transformative Power of Black Community Activism
The first biography of Dorothy Pitman Hughes, co-founder of Ms. Magazine and trailblazing Black feminist activist whose work made children, race, and welfare rights central to the women's movement.
$16.00 US
Jan 18, 2022
176 Pages
Beacon Press

All In
An Autobiography
Here is an inspiring and intimate self-portrait of the champion of equality that encompasses her brilliant tennis career, unwavering activism, and an ongoing commitment to fairness and social justice.
$19.00 US
Apr 25, 2023
528 Pages

We Go High
How 30 Women of Colour Achieved Greatness against all Odds
Follow the life lessons of 30 remarkable women of colour who are making their mark on society and culture.
$19.99 US
Jun 28, 2022
192 Pages

All My Rage
A Novel
"A gorgeous, star-crossed story." —Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Two Ways*"Put this book at the top of your list.” —SLJ, starred review*"An unforgettable emotional journey.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review  From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir comes a brilliant, unforgettable, and heart-wrenching contemporary YA novel about family and forgiveness, love and loss, in a sweeping story that crosses generations and continents.
$12.99 US
Mar 07, 2023
400 Pages

A Syrian Refugee Speaks Out
“Muzoon takes readers on her perilous and ultimately hopeful journey from refugee child to advocate for others in need.”—Malala Yousafzai, bestselling author and winner of the Nobel Peace PrizeWhen her family had to flee Syria, 14-year-old Muzoon was told to pack only the most essential things—and so she packed her schoolbooks.This is the inspiring true story of a Syrian refugee who fought hard for what she needed—and grew into one of the world's leading advocates for education.
$17.99 US
May 23, 2023
288 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers