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Brilliant New Books to Celebrate Women’s History Month in 2022

25+ children’s books about women and girls who have accomplished amazing and unexpected things

Published on: February 28, 2022

A super cute elementary school girl of Filipino ethnicity sits on the floor reading a book at her school library

Celebrating her stories

March is Women’s History Month, a perfect time to pick up recently published books about women and girls accomplishing amazing and unexpected things.

This list features females from around the globe who train eagles and horses, dream up infamous monsters, kayak the Amazon, fight for reproductive rights, protect water and learn to not be perfect.

Some of the books are about fictional females, such as Akissi, a fast-talking mischief-maker from the Ivory Coast. Others feature historical figures, such as Mary Edwards Walker, a Civil War physician who wore what she wanted. Still other titles walk the line between fact and fiction, such as a darkly illustrated book in verse about Mary Shelley or the reimaging of a Muslim woman from a Lord Byron poem. Nearly all them tell the story of how women and girls have crashed through gender barriers to live the life they were meant to.

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