"Best of" Lists
"Best of" lists
Extraordinary Black Women in American History
Kids can learn a lot from real-life heroes who stood up for justice and equality, made a name for themselves in their chosen fields, and made their country and the world a better place. This list offers picture books, biographies, memoirs, and nonfiction stories of women who had the strength and perseverance to overcome obstacles, break barriers, and make history, from Harriet Tubman to Rosa Parks, first African American female astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison to first Black U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris. For other inspiring stories, check out Books with Stories of Extraordinary Women and Civil Rights Books.