You Go Girl! 30 Books to Celebrate International Women’s Day

March 8 is the global celebration of International Women’s Day. This day is dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women. We compiled 30 of our favorite teen reads that celebrate today’s trailblazing women and the women who paved the way to get here. See a title you like? Click on the title to place your hold via our online catalog.

Girl squads : 20 female friendships that changed history / by Sam Maggs 

History vs women : the defiant lives that they don’t want you to know / Anita Sarkeesian & Ebony Aster 

Still I rise : the persistence of phenomenal women / Marlene Wagman-Geller 

Black women in science : a black history book for kids / Kimberly Brown Pellum, PhD 

Bad girls throughout history / Ann Shen

Teen trailblazers : 30 fearless girls who changed the world before they were 20 / Jennifer Calvert 

Rad girls can : stories of bold, brave, and brilliant young women / written by Kate Schatz

Women scientists hidden in history / Cynthia O’Brien

In her footsteps : where trailblazing women changed the world / contributors: Alexis Averbuck 


Vote! : women’s fight for access to the ballot box 
/ Coral Celeste Frazer

Atomic women : the untold stories of the scientists who helped create the nuclear bomb/ Roseanne Montillo

Mighty justice : the untold story of civil rights trailblazer Dovey Johnson Roundtree / Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Katie McCabe

Seen. Edmonia Lewis / written by Jasmine Walls 

Finish the fight! : the brave and revolutionary women who fought for the right to vote / written by the Staff of The New York Times

The woman’s hour : our fight for the right to vote / Elaine Weiss

Lifting as we climb : Black women’s battle for the ballot box / Evette Dionne

Renegade women in film & TV / Elizabeth Weitzman 


Powers of a girl : 65 Marvel women who punched the sky & changed the universe 
/ written by Lorraine Cink

Amazons, abolitionists, and activists : a graphic history of women’s fight for their rights / Mikki Kendall 

Votes for women! : American suffragists and the battle for the ballot / Winifred Conkling


Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers
/ Michelle Obama


Legacy : women poets of the Harlem Renaissance 
/ Nikki Grimes


Amazing women of the Middle East: 25 stories from ancient times to present day 
/ Wafa Tarnowska 

Women’s art work : more than 30 female artists who changed the world / written by Sophia Bennett


Brazen : rebel ladies who rocked the world 
/ Pénélope Bagieu 

March of the suffragettes : Rosalie Gardiner Jones and the march for voting rights / by Zachary Michael Jack

Haben : the deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law / Haben Girma

Changing the equation : 50+ US Black women in STEM / Tonya Bolden

Standing up against hate : how black women in the Army helped change the course of WWII / Mary Cronk Farrell

Colonize this! : young women of color on today’s feminism / edited by Daisy Hernández and Bushra Rehman

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