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12 Kid’s Books to Celebrate International Women’s Day

While women have always played an important throughout history, their achievements are often overlooked. To this day, women make remarkable strides in science, medicine, politics, the arts, and other fields, but they do not always receive the same attention as their male counterparts.

International Women’s Day is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of women. Teaching your children about strong, accomplished women is a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday! These 12 books are the perfect way to inspire and motivate both you and your children.

“A Is for Awesome!: 23 Iconic Women Who Changed the World”

If you have a young child, this board book can help you teach them about prominent women early in their lives. The book includes short descriptions of the accomplishments of each woman profiled. While there are plenty of words young children won’t understand, it’s a great opportunity to teach them.

“100 Women Who Made History: Remarkable Women Who Shaped Our World”

While this book is intended for older children, younger children may also enjoy it with a parent’s help. Profiles contain information on each woman’s accomplishments along with some biographical information to help put these achievements in context.

“She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World”

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton wrote this children’s book on American women who didn’t give up. Each entry tells the story of a strong woman who made great strides. The stories are short, so they won’t overwhelm younger children, but they contain enough information to introduce these important historical figures.

“Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women”

If your child loves bedtime stories, this book can turn bedtime into learning time! Each story covers a historical or modern figure and reads like a fairytale. Beautiful illustrations from female artists make this book complete.

“Herstory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook Up the World”

This book emulates a scrapbook, with different categories to organize the profiles. The book covers many well-known women, but there are also some lesser-known historical figures that may intrigue and inspire you and your children.

“Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History”

This book focuses on 40 revolutionary black women, including both historical and contemporary figures, who achieved great things. The profiles are a little longer than some of the books on this list, so younger children may need a parent’s help. Luckily, adults can learn a lot from the book, too!

“Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World”

Your little dreamer might enjoy learning about 35 remarkable visionaries from around the world. This book covers women from a wide variety of fields, including the arts, sciences, and more. While the text is most appropriate for older children, some younger children may also enjoy it.

“Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World”

Chock-full of vivid images and interesting facts, this book can help familiarize children with some of the most notable women from world history. Plus, the text is divided into relatively short chunks, making it more approachable for young readers.

“Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World”

While many books cover women in a variety of fields, this book focuses exclusively on women in STEM fields. The reading level is more advanced than many of the books on this list, but the book is so beautiful that it might be worth reading with your kids.

“Women in Art: 50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World”

This book focuses exclusively on creative women who made a name for themselves in various artistic mediums. Since the book is text-heavy, it may be most appropriate for older children, especially those who are already familiar with artistic terminology.

“Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels”

If your child has an adventurous streak, they might relate to some of the brave women profiled in this book. This book covers acrobats, aviators, explorers, and more. Each entry is a brief biography, so the book may appeal to older children.

“Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves”

While prominent women throughout history are impressive, real girls can be just as inspiring. This book of photographs shows real girls being themselves. The strong visual focus and use of short quotations make the book approachable for young readers.

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