12 Read Alouds to Celebrate Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month! What better way to celebrate than with a great book? Check out these excellent biographies that make great read alouds and that tell the stories of 12 incredible women who have made groundbreaking contributions to their fields and worked toward equality for all. 

Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronxue creci
By Jonah Winter; Illustrations by Edel Rodriguez 
AR Quiz No. 135594

Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx This bilingual book tells the story of Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latino in the United States Supreme Court. 

Counting on Katherine
By Helaine Becker; Illustrations by Dow Phumiruk 
AR Quiz No. 196205

Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

If you’ve seen the movie Hidden Figures, you’ve heard the amazing story of Katherine Johnson. A brilliant mathematician who worked at NASA and helped make the moon landing possible.

Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom
By Teresa Robeson; Illustrations by Rebecca Huang
AR Quiz No. 506826

Get to know Wu Chien Shiung in this story of a courageous young woman from China whose remarkable scientific accomplishments helped her to become known as the “Queen of Physics”. 

Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code
By Laurie Wallmark; Illustrations by Katy Wu
AR Quiz No. 190028 

This story is about Grace Hopper, a pioneer in computer science. It shares her journey from being a curious child to her groundbreaking career.  

Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams
By Lesa Cline-Ransome; Illustrations by James E. Ransome

Game Changers

This is the story of Venus and Serena Williams. It shares their inspiring journey both as athletes and sisters.

Patsy Mink, Mother of Title 9
By Ai-Ling Louie; Illustrations by H.Rick Pettway
AR Quiz No. 195037

Learn about the first woman of color to be elected to the United States Congress, Patsy Mink. 

Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos
By Monica Brown; Illustrations by John Parra
AR Quiz No. 190931

Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos

A fascinating look into the life of Latina artist and icon, Frida Kahlo. 

Life In The Ocean: The Story Of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle
By Claire A. Nivola

Life in the Ocean

The story of Sylvia Earle and her love for learning about and protecting the ocean will inspire the young oceanographers and environmentalists in your class. 

Mae Among the Stars
By Roda Ahmed; Illustratrations by Stasia Burrington
AR Quiz No. 193638

Mae Jemmison was the first African American woman in space and so much more. Her amazing journey is sure to engage and inspire your students.

Malala’s Magic Pencil
By  Malala Yousafzai; Illustrated by Kerascoët
AR Quiz No. 192209 

Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai

This book, written by Malala Yousafzai, tells her amazing story of hope, humanity and advocacy for community. 

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark
By Debbie Levy; Illustrations by Elizabeth Baddeley
AR Quiz No. 184771 

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark | Books | Social Studies |  Elementary Education | Education Supplies | Nasco

Students will learn about standing up for what you believe despite the opposition in this wonderful story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court.

My Name Is Gabriela/ Me llamo Gabriela
By Monica Brown; Illustrations by John Parra
AR Quiz No. 103081

My Name Is Gabriela/Me llamo Gabriela (Rise and Shine) (English,  Multilingual and Spanish Edition): Monica Brown, John Parra: 9780873588591:  Amazon.com: Books

My Name is Gabriela is an inspiring look at the life of Gabriela Mistral, the first Latina to win the Nobel Prize.

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