Books with Stories of Extraordinary Women

Biographies of women and girls who've made their mark on history make great reading for girls and boys. With short takes and vibrant art, these books are inspiring all kids to dream big and work hard to accomplish great things. The profiled women have broken barriers in science, the arts, politics, and more. Their stories show kids women who made a difference in the past and encourage kids to soar in the future. To find more awesome life stories, check out our lists of Biographies and Civil Rights Books.

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She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World

age 4+

Short, inspiring profiles of groundbreaking women.

By: Chelsea Clinton (2017)
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She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History

age 4+

Inspiring tales of great women who followed their dreams.

By: Chelsea Clinton (2018)
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She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changed the Game Poster Image
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She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changed the Game

age 4+

Lively stories of girls who broke barriers, smashed records.

By: Chelsea Clinton (2020)
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Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code

age 6+

Inspiring bio of woman who published first computer code.

By: Rebel Girls (2019)
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Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote

age 6+

Lively tales of 10 who led fight for women's voting rights.

By: Kirsten Gillibrand (2018)
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, Book 1

age 6+

Inspiring, kid-friendly tales of extraordinary women.

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic Poster Image
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic

age 6+

Inspiring stories of girls who became important Black women.

By: Lilly Workneh (2021)
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2

age 6+

Stunning collection spotlights more bold girls and women.

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Muslim Girls Rise: Inspirational Champions of Our Time

age 6+

Lively bios of remarkable Muslim women inspire, entertain.

By: Saira Mir (2019)
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Rebel Girls Lead: 25 Tales of Powerful Women Poster Image
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Rebel Girls Lead: 25 Tales of Powerful Women

age 6+

Exciting biographies of women leaders sure to inspire.

By: Rebel Girls (2021)
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She Persisted: Claudette Colvin Poster Image
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She Persisted: Claudette Colvin

age 6+

Well-crafted story telling of a teen civil rights hero.

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She Persisted: Harriet Tubman Poster Image
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She Persisted: Harriet Tubman

age 6+

Humanizing story of a fierce, tender, trailblazing woman.

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She Persisted: Sally Ride Poster Image
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She Persisted: Sally Ride

age 6+

Inspiring biography of a groundbreaking female astronaut.

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She Persisted: Sonia Sotomayor

age 6+

Engrossing look at first Latina Supreme Court justice.

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World Poster Image
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World

age 7+

Inspiring tales of women pursuing dreams in a new land.

By: Elena Favilli (2020)
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Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History ... and Our Future! Poster Image
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Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History ... and Our Future!

age 7+

Artful profiles of groundbreakers are fresh, inspiring.

By: Kate Schatz (2015)
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Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business

age 8+

Inspiring bio of wealthy Black female entrepreneur in 1800s.

By: Rebel Girls (2019)
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Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World Poster Image
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Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World

age 8+

Inspiring bios of female artists and scientists worldwide.

By: Vashti Harrison (2018)
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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History Poster Image
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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

age 8+

Inspirational bios of trailblazing African American women.

By: Vashti Harrison (2017)
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Women Who Dared: 52 Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels Poster Image
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Women Who Dared: 52 Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels

age 8+

Lively, bite-size bios of fearless females.

By: Linda Skeers (2017)
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