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Books About Women: Women’s History for Kids

The Children’s Book Review
Published: February 28, 2013

In honor of Women’s History Month, join us in celebrating the lives of strong women by reading one of these fabulous non-fiction picture books. It’s important for us to nurture the minds of our young girls and boys with true stories of strong women whose dedication to their life’s journey proved invaluable to society.

Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell

By Tanya Lee Stone; Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman

Age Range: 5 – 8 years

Hardcover: 40 pages

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); First Edition edition (February 19, 2013)

HelensBigWorldHelen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller

By Doreen Rappaport; Illustrated by Matt Tavares

Age Range: 6 – 8 years

Hardcover: 48 pages

Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (October 16, 2012)

BraveGirlBrave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strkie of 1909 

by Michelle Markel; Illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Age Range: 4 – 8 years

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: Balzer + Bray (January 22, 2013)

MissMooreThoughtOtherwiseMiss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children 

By Jan Pinborough; Illustrated by Debby Atwell

Age Range: 6 – 9 years

Hardcover: 40 pages

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children (March 5, 2013)

Annie And HelenAnnie and Helen

By Deborah Hopkinson; Illustrated by Raul Colón

Age Range: 4 – 8 years

Hardcover: 48 pages

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade (September 11, 2012)

HeartOnFireHeart on Fire: Susan B. Anthony Votes for President 

by Ann Malaspina; Illustrated by Steve James

Age Range: 6 – 9 years

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company (June 1, 2012)

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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