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 Book Poster Image
Short, inspiring profiles of groundbreaking women.
By Chelsea Clinton
(2017)
(2017)
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She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History Book Poster Image
Inspiring tales of great women who followed their dreams.
By Chelsea Clinton
(2018)
(2018)
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Book Poster Image
Inspiring, kid-friendly tales of extraordinary women.
By Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo
(2017)
(2016)
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 Book Poster Image
Stunning collection spotlights more bold girls and women.
By Francesca Cavallo, Elena Favilli
(2017)
(2017)
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Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History ... and Our Future! Book Poster Image
Artful profiles of groundbreakers are fresh, inspiring.
By Kate Schatz
(2015)
(2015)
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Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World Book Poster Image
Inspiring bios of female artists and scientists worldwide.
By Vashti Harrison
(2018)
(2018)
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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History Book Poster Image
Inspirational bios of trailblazing African American women.
By Vashti Harrison
(2017)
(2017)
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Women Who Dared: 52 Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels Book Poster Image
Lively, bite-size bios of fearless females.
By Linda Skeers
(2017)
(2017)
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Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women Book Poster Image
Inspiring stories of girls who made their mark on the world.
By Kate Schatz
(2018)
(2018)
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Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World Book Poster Image
Lively, illustrated bios encourage girls to pursue STEM.
By Rachel Ignotofsky
(2016)
(2016)
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Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History Book Poster Image
Engaging profiles of 40 amazing women in 31 countries.
By Kate Schatz
(2016)
(2016)
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Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World Book Poster Image
Lively, inspiring mini-bios of women who made a difference.
By Penelope Bagieu
(2018)
(2018)
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