Celebrate Women’s History Month with these new children’s biographies written about brilliant and courageous women who have made a difference in our world.
- Becoming Rbg: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Journey to Justice by Debbie Levy: from the New York Times bestselling author of I Dissent comes a biographical graphic novel about celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
- I Am Marie Curie by Brad Meltzer: the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, physicist and chemist Marie Curie is featured in this friendly, fun biography series entitled Ordinary People Change the World. This picture book series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great and the qualities that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves.
- Helen Keller by Libby Romero: in this DK Life Stories chapter book biography, learn all about Helen Keller’s amazing life and achievements. Discover how she learned to read Braille and speak, go to college, write books, and ultimately revolutionize the world through her activism on behalf of the deaf and blind.
- Lupita Nyong’o by Stephanie Watson: when Lupita Nyong’o was a young girl, she didn’t think she could be famous. Now she is an Academy Award-winning actor. Learn more about her rise to stardom in this informative chapter book biography.
- Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom by Teresa Robeson: when Wu Chien Shiung was born in China 100 years ago, most girls did not attend school; no one considered them as smart as boys. But her parents felt differently. They encouraged her love of learning and science. This engaging picture book biography follows Wu Chien Shiung as she battles sexism and racism to become what Newsweek magazine called the “Queen of Physics.”
- Selena Quintanilla-Pérez by Katlin Sarantou: the My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers and present information in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. This book in the series examines the life of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, model, actress, and fashion designer and how she is one of the most influential Latin artists of all time.
- Zaha Hadid by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara: part of the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Zaha Hadid tells the inspiring true story of the visionary Iraqi-British architect. Zaha Hadid grew up in Baghdad, Iraq, surrounded by music. As a young woman studying at University in Beirut, she was described as the most outstanding pupil the teacher had ever met. With her spectacular vision and belief in the power of architecture, she founded her own firm and designed some of the most outstanding buildings in the world, including the London 2012 Olympic Aquatic Centre.
— Kathleen L., Collection Management Librarian