Books for Women’s History Month

By Coll Rowe | January 30 2024 | HistorySocial Studies

In honor of Women’s History Month, we are sharing books by and about extraordinary women who have shaped history and inspired change in their communities.

 

Women’s History – Middle School Titles

Women’s History – High School Titles

American Woman
The Transformation of the Modern First Lady, from Hillary Clinton to Jill Biden
978-0-593-24056-4
The first definitive exploration of the role of the twenty-first century First Lady, painting a comprehensive portrait of Jill Biden and the evolution of the First Lady’s role from ceremonial figurehead to political operative—from a White House correspondent for The New York Times
$30.00 US
Feb 27, 2024
Hardcover
304 Pages
Crown

Lady Justice
Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America
978-0-525-56140-8
The instant New York Times bestseller from one of the nation’s foremost legal commentators, which tells the gripping and heroic story of the women lawyers who fought the racism, sexism, and xenophobia of Donald Trump’s presidency—and won
$19.00 US
Sep 19, 2023
Paperback
368 Pages
Penguin Books

Twice as Hard
The Stories of Black Women Who Fought to Become Physicians, from the Civil War to the 21st Century
978-0-8070-1337-3
Black women physicians’ stories have gone untold for far too long, leaving gaping holes in American medical history, in women’s history, and in black history. It’s time to set the record straight.
$18.00 US
Jan 23, 2024
Paperback
240 Pages
Beacon Press

Undaunted
How Women Changed American Journalism
978-0-525-65914-3
An essential history of women in American journalism, showcasing exceptional careers from 1840 to the present
$35.00 US
May 16, 2023
Hardcover
592 Pages
Knopf

Half-Life of a Stolen Sister
978-1-64129-464-5
Reimagines the lives of the Brontë siblings—Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and brother Branwell—from their precocious childhoods, to the writing of their great novels, to their early deaths.A form-shattering novel by an author praised as “laugh-out-loud hilarious and thought-provokingly philosophical” (Boston Globe).
$27.00 US
Jul 11, 2023
Hardcover
384 Pages
Soho Press

The Feminism Book
Big Ideas Simply Explained
DK
978-1-4654-7956-3
Discover more than 85 of the most important ideas, movements, and events that have defined feminism and feminist thought throughout history with this original, graphic-led book.
$25.00 US
Feb 12, 2019
Hardcover
352 Pages
DK

A Mighty Long Way (Adapted for Young Readers)
My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School
978-0-593-48678-8
Follow the story of Carlotta Walls LaNier, who in 1957 at the age of fourteen was one of nine black students who integrated the all-white Little Rock Central High School and became known as the Little Rock Nine.
$9.99 US
Jan 16, 2024
Paperback
304 Pages
Yearling

Who Was Accused in the Salem Witch Trials?: Tituba
A Who HQ Graphic Novel
978-0-593-22468-7
Discover the Salem witch trials through the eyes of Tituba, one of the first women to be accused of witchcraft, in this gripping graphic novel written by Oh My Gods! author Insha Fitzpatrick and illustrated by Nightmare in Savannah artist Rowan MacColl.
$7.99 US
Sep 05, 2023
Paperback
64 Pages
Penguin Workshop