Books & Beyond

Women’s History Month – Picture Book Biographies

By Isaac F.
March 17, 2021

March is Women’s History Month! What better way to explore well-known and unsung heroines alike than through short, engaging picture book biographies? Click on the book covers to be taken to our catalog, where you can place holds.

Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 / written by Helaine Becker; illustrated by Dow Phumiruk.

Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln / written by Margarita Engle; illustrated by Rafael López.

Queen of physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom / written by Teresa Robeson; illustrated by Rebecca Huang.

I dissent : Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark / written by Debbie Levy ; illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley.

Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines: Designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial / written by Jeanne Walker Harvey; illustrated by Dow Phumiruk.

Shirley Chisholm is a verb! / written by Veronica Chambers; illustrated by Rachelle Baker.

Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist / written by Jess Keating; illustrations by Marta Álvarez Miguéns.

Wilma’s Way Home: The Life of Wilma Mankiller / by Doreen Rappaport; illustrated by Linda Kukuk.

Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams / written by Lesa Cline-Ransome; illustrated by James Ransome.

The Girl Who Ran: Bobbi Gibb, the First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon / written by Frances Poletti and Kristina Yee; illustrated by Susanna Chapman.

Cubs in the Tub: The True Story of the Bronx Zoo’s First Woman Zookeeper / Candace Fleming; illustrated by Julie Downing.

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré / words by Anika Aldamuy Denise; illustrations by Paola Escobar.

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