What We’re Reading in March 2017: Books for Women’s History Month

Our top picture books, middle grade, young adult, nonfiction, and poetry.

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March is Women’s History Month so this month we’re all about books celebrating amazing girls and women—their accomplishments, their character and their contributions to society!

PICTURE BOOKS

Elizabeth Started All the Trouble by Doreen Rappaport

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Because Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a champion in the fight for women’s right to vote.

The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller

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Because Wilma Rudolph is an enduring inspiration to little girls everywhere.

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy

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Because girls need to meet this strong, smart lady.

Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor by Emily Arnold McCully

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Because her brilliance earned her the title “the Lady Edison.”

MIDDLE GRADE

Inside Out and Back Again byThanhha Lai

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Because this touching story of a young girl’s experience as a refugee is told entirely in verse.

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

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Because you will totally fall in love with the main character, Delphine.

The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

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Because you will be entranced with Parvana’s experience of living under Taliban rule.

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

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Because she wants to be a scientist and society expects her to be a wife and mother.

YOUNG ADULT

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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Because it’s a timeless classic and really, can any girl’s education be complete without it?

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

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Because its gritty realism will touch your heart.

Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah

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Because it gives us a glimpse of what it’s like to wear a hijab.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Because this story is necessary and important.

NONFICTION

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky

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Because … FEARLESS. Need we say more?

Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World edited by Kelly Jensen

Because there is something here for everyone.

Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz

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Because there are so many rad women who’ve made history in our country.

Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World by Cynthia Chin-Lee

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Because 26 amazing women, 26 amazing stories.

POETRY FRIDAY

More Spice Than Sugar: Poems About Feisty Females compiled by Lillian Morrison

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Because more spicy than sugary, these poems show us strong, bold, brave and sometimes funny girls—real girls!

She Walks in Beauty: A Woman’s Journey Through Poems compiled by Caroline Kennedy

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Because it’s a beautiful collection of reflections on womanhood.

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me by Maya Angelou

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Because sometimes we all need a little inspiration to conquer our fears.

Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls edited by Karen Finneyfrock

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Because daring and gutsy are two of our favorite words for girls!

 

 

Elizabeth Mulvahill

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Elizabeth Mulvahill is a Writer/ Editor for WeAreTeachers and a certified Elementary Teacher.

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