Top 10 Women’s History E-Books
March 6, 2017
In honor of National Women’s History Month, we’re sharing our top ten women’s history e-books that feature fierce females. From amazing women in the STEM fields to the story of Malala Yousafzai to the amazing accomplishments of Venus and Serena Williams…we have titles for all ages for your March reading lists!
High School Titles
From ancient times to the present day, women have broken down barriers and emerged as influential and important political leaders, activists, scientists, writers, artists, athletes, performers, and more. This volume chronicles the lives of many groundbreaking individuals and the challenges they faced as they sought to improve the human condition.
This extensive and insightful text introduces readers to an eclectic mix of women who have excelled in all areas of science, technology, engineering, and math.
Middle School Titles
The story of the Williams sisters is an inspirational tale of two driven young women who overcame racism, classism, and sexism in their fight to excel in the world of sports. In this image-packed book, readers will discover how the sisters’ astounding success is tied to their charitable efforts.
This book details Aung San Suu Kyi’s rise as an opposition leader in Myanmar (formerly Burma), telling the story of a woman who willingly sacrificed her freedoms for those of others.
Rising out of poverty to become the third female and first Hispanic associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor truly embodies the American dream. Her journey from a housing project to the Ivy League and then through all three levels of the federal court system has inspired countless individuals across the country.
Young readers who may be unfamiliar with Rosa Parks will be inspired by this biography of the American hero and her part in sparking the Civil Rights Movement. Valuable historical information is provided as context for understanding the conditions African Americans were forced to endure before Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus.
This biography takes a look at Susan B. Anthony’s upbringing in the Quaker church, her father’s unusual stance for women’s equality, and the historical events that molded her into one of the best-known suffragists. Though Anthony’s life is portrayed in simple details geared toward younger readers, this book also shows her enthusiasm for women’s rights and human rights and her dedication to making the world a better place.
The courageous, determined Malala Yousafzai, who became an internationally recognized advocate for the education of women and girls, survived an assassination attempt and won the Nobel Peace Prize, all while she was still in her teens. The world can always use more positive female role models, and Yousafzai’s youth and forthrightness make her especially accessible to young readers. This is a real asset to any collection.
The haunting account of the young Anne Frank and her tragically short life as a Jewish girl in hiding during the Holocaust continues to deeply move and inspire readers decades after she wrote what became The Diary of a Young Girl. This title, geared toward an upper-elementary-level readership, follows her early life before the outbreak of World War II, with an emphasis on her writing and her experiences while in hiding.
Great reformer and humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt strove to improve the lives of people all over the world. As the wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States, she had the distinction of being first lady longer than any other presidential wife—slightly more than 12 years—and her defense of the rights of minorities, youth, women, and the poor during her tenure helped to shed light on groups that previously had been alienated from the political process.
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