Women’s History

Quotes (1)100 Books on Women History!
How do you get children, tweens and teens interested in history?  One way is by tricking them into checking out history related books. Another way is by visiting interactive museums & historic landmarks.  Growing up that is all I did and I learned to appreciate history.  You think your public library does not have much material on women’s history, think again.  All 100 books listed on this list I found by going through my public library’s catalogue.


  1. A kids’ guide to America’s first ladies, Kathleen Krull, Kathleen
  2. A separate battle : women and the Civil War, by: Ina Chang
  3. A whole new ball game : the story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, by: Sue Macy
  4. A woman in the House (and Senate) : how women came to the United States Congress, broke down barriers, and changed the country, by: Ilene Cooper
  5. Ada Byron Lovelace and the thinking machine, by: Laurie Wallmark
  6. Ada’s ideas : the story of Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer, by: Fiona Robinson
  7. Ada Lovelace, poet of science : the first computer programmer, by: Diane Stanley
  8. Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream, by: Tanya Lee Stone
  9. Amazing women, by: Caryn Jenner
  10. Anything but ordinary Addie : the true story of Adelaide Herrmann, queen of magic, by: Mara Rockliff
  11. Delores Huerta : a hero to migrant workers, by: Sarah E. Casilla Warren
  12. Diary of Carrie Berry : a Confederate girl, by: Carrie Berry
  13. Diary of Charlotte Forten : a free black girl before the Civil War, by: Charlotte L.
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  15. Diary of Sally Wister : a colonial Quaker girl, by: Sarah Wister
  16. Fannie never flinched : one woman’s courage in the struggle for American labor union rights, by: Mary Cronk Farrell
  17. First Girl Scout : the life of Juliette Gordon Low, by: Ginger Wadsworth
  18. Founding mothers : remembering the ladies by: Cokie Roberts
  19. Heart on fire : Susan B. Anthony votes for president, by: Ann Malaspina
  20. I’ll pass for your comrade : women soldiers in the Civil War, by: Anita Silvey
  21. Independent dames : what you never knew about the women and girls of the American Revolution, by: Laurie Halse Anderson
  22. Ladies of liberty : the women who shaped our nation, by: Cokie Roberts
  23. Little author in the big woods : a biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, by: Yona Zeldis McDonough
  24. Louisa May’s Battle : how the Civil War led to Little Women, by: Kathleen Krull
  25. Marie Curie for kids : her life and scientific discoveries, with 21 activities and experiments, by: Amy M. O’Quinn
  26. Mary Walker wears the pants : the true story of the doctor, reformer, and Civil War hero by: Cheryl Harness
  27. Miss Todd and her wonderful flying machine, Frances Poletti
  28. Mrs. Lincoln’s dressmaker : the unlikely friendship of Elizabeth Keckley and Mary Todd Lincoln, by: Lynda Jones
  29. Motor girls : how women took the wheel and drove boldly into the twentieth century, by: Sue Macy
  30. Mumbet’s Declaration of Independence, by: Gretchen Woelfle
  31. Nurse, soldier, spy: the story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War hero, by: Marissa Moss
  32. Rabble rousers : 20 women who made a difference, by: Cheryl Harness
  33. Rad women worldwide : artists and athletes, pirates and punks, and other revolutionaries who shaped history, by: Kate Schatz
  34. Rebel with a cause : the daring adventure of Dicey Langston, girl spy of the American Revolution, by: Kathleen V. Kudlinski
  35. Remember the ladies : 100 great American women, by: Cheryl Harness
  36. Sea queens : women pirates around the world, by: Jane Yolean & Christine Joy Pratt
  37. Searching for Sarah Rector : the richest black girl in America, by: Tonya Bolden
  38. Susan B. Anthony : fighter for freedom and equality, by: Suzanne Slade
  39. The changing role of women, by: Mandy Ross
  40. The girl from the tar paper school : Barbara Rose Johns and the advent of the civil rights movement, by: Teri Kanefield
  41. The Jerrie Mock story : the first woman to fly solo around the world, by: Nancy Roe Pimm
  42. The New York Public Library amazing women in American history : a book of answers for kids, by: Sue Heinemann
  43. Touch the sky : Alice Coachman, Olympic high jumper, by: Ann Malaspina
  44. Voice of freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, spirit of the civil rights movement, by: Carole Boston Weatherford
  45. Who was Harriet Beecher Stowe? by: Dana Meachen Rau
  46. Why couldn’t Susan B. Anthony vote? : and other questions about … women’s suffrage, by: Mary Kay Carson
  47. With courage and cloth : winning the fight for a woman’s right to vote, by: Ann Bausum
  48. Women heroes of the American Revolution : 20 stories of espionage, sabotage, defiance, and rescue, by: Susan Casey
  49. Women inventors who changed the world, by: Sandra Braun
  50. Women’s right to vote, by: Peter Benoit

Young Adult:

  1. 33 things every girl should know about women’s history : from suffragettes to skirt lengths to the ERA/ Bolden, Tonya
  2. A girl called Vincent : the life of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay / Goddu, Krystyna Poray
  3. A road unforeseen : women fight the Islamic State / Tax, Meredith
  4. A Yankee spy in Richmond : the Civil War diary of “Crazy Bet” Van Lew /Van Lew, Elizabeth L.
  5. All the daring of the soldier : women of the Civil War armies / Leonard, Elizabeth D
  6. Ashley’s war : the untold story of a team of women soldiers on the Special Ops battlefield / Tzemach Lemmon
  7. Bad girls of fashion : style rebels from Cleopatra to Lady Gaga / Croll, Jennifer
  8. Bad girls : sirens, Jezebels, murderesses, thieves, & other female villains/ Yolen, Jane. Stemple
  9. Beloved Emma : the life of Emma, Lady Hamilton /Fraser, Flora
  10. Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868 / Roberts, Cokie
  11. Clarina Nichols : frontier crusader for women’s rights / Eickhoff, Diane
  12. Code name Pauline : memoirs of a World War II special agent /Cornioley, Pearl Witherington
  13. Courageous women of the Civil War : soldiers, spies, medics, and more / Cordell, M. R. (Melinda R.)
  14. Dearie : the remarkable life of Julia Child / Spitz, Bob
  15. Double victory : how African American women broke race and gender barriers to help win World War II /Mullenbach, Cheryl
  16. Eyewitness to World War II : unforgettable stories and photographs from history’s greatest conflict /Kagan, Neil
  17. Failure is impossible! : the history of American women’s rights/ Kendall, Martha E.
  18. Florence Nightingale : the courageous life of the legendary nurse / Reef, Catherine
  19. Founding mothers : the women who raised our nation /Roberts, Cokie.
  20. Glory, passion, and principle : the story of eight remarkable women at the core of the American Revolution / Bohrer, Melissa Lukeman
  21. Gunpowder girls : the true stories of three Civil War tragedies / Anderson, Tanya
  22. Hidden from history : the lives of eight American women scientists/ Zach, Kim K.
  23. Hillary Rodham Clinton : a woman living history / Blumenthal, Karen
  24. Jane Austen/ Bloom, Harold
  25. Kammie on first : baseball’s Dottie Kamenshek/ Houts, Michelle
  26. Ladies of liberty : the women who shaped our nation /Roberts, Cokie.
  27. Liar, temptress, soldier, spy : four women undercover in the Civil War /Abbott, Karen
  28. Liberty : the lives and times of six women in revolutionary France /Moore, Lucy,
  29. Miss Lizzie’s war : the double life of southern belle spy Elizabeth Van Lew /Agonito, Rosemary
  30. No small courage : a history of women in the United States /Cott, Nancy F.
  31. Pocahontas : medicine woman, spy, entrepreneur, diplomat /Allen, Paula Gunn
  32. Pure grit : how American World War II nurses survived battle and prison camp in the Pacific / Farrell, Mary Cronk
  33. Queen of spies : Daphne Park, Britain’s Cold War spy master /Hayes, Paddy
  34. Sachiko : a Nagasaki bomb survivor’s story / Stelson, Caren Barzelay
  35. She went to the field : women soldiers of the Civil War/ Tsui, Bonnie
  36. Stateside soldier : life in the Women’s Army Corps, 1944-1945 / Henderson, Aileen Kilgore
  37. The Amazons : lives and legends of warrior women across the ancient world / Mayor, Adrienne
  38. The girls of Atomic City : the untold story of the women who helped win World War II/ Kiernan, Denise
  39. The mysterious Private Thompson : the double life of Sarah Emma Edmonds, Civil War soldier / Gansler, Laura Leedy
  40. The virgin warrior : the life and death of Joan of Arc /Taylor, Larissa
  41. They fought like demons : women soldiers in the American Civil War / Blanton, DeAnne
  42. Wheels of change : how women rode the bicycle to freedom (with a few flat tires along the way)/ Macy, Sue. National Geographic Society
  43. When I was a soldier : a memoir / Zenatti, Valérie
  44. Wonder women : 25 innovators, inventors, and trailblazers who changed history /Maggs, Sam
  45. Women artists : an illustrated history /Heller, Nancy
  46. Women heroes of World War I : 16 remarkable resisters, soldiers, spies, and medics / Atwood, Kathryn J
  47. Women in space : 23 stories of first flights, scientific missions, and gravity-breaking adventures / Gibson, Karen Bush
  48. Women of Colonial America : 13 stories of courage and survival in the New World/ Miller, Brandon Marie

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