March is National Women’s History Month. The theme this year is “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business.” No matter what career path women choose, they continue to make a huge difference in our world. Whether women are stay-at-home moms, in the workforce, fighting for women’s rights, or helping others less fortunate, they are a mighty force to reckon with. Women have the creativity, imagination, and ability to do anything they want.
Below are some picture book biographies that exhibit the strength and tenacity of women with a can-do spirit.
Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Cole Lowe written by Deborah Blumenthal and illustrated by Laura Freeman
Dorthea Lange: The Photographer Who Found the Faces of the Depression written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Sarah Green
Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer written by Diane Stanley and illustrated by Jessie Hartland
Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine written by Laurie Wallmark and illustrated by April Chu
Look Up!: Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer written by Robert Burleigh and illustrated by Raúl Colón
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark written by Debbie Levy and illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley
Look for these picture book biographies coming out soon.
Lighter than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot written by Matthew Clark Smith and illustrated by Matt Tavares, March 14, 2017
Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code written by Laurie Wallmark and illustrated by Katy Wu, May 16, 2017
Kate Warne: Pinkerton Detective written by Marissa Moss and illustrated by April Chu, May 16, 2017
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin written by Julia Finley Mosca and illustrated by Daniel Rieley, August 29, 2017