Great American Women: Picture Book Biographies

Picture books are a fantastic way to take a history lesson from mundane to exciting. Today I’m pleased to share 12 picture book biographies that feature great women from American history. The achievements of these women changed history, and their stories are captivating and diverse.

Great American Women

I created this list in honor of my little girl, and I hope that the girls and boys in your life enjoy these inspiring stories as much as I have!

Elizabeth Leads the WayElizabeth Leads the Way by Tanya Lee Stone

Here Come the Girl ScoutsHere Come the Girl Scouts! by Shana Corey

JosephineJosephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker
by Patricia Hruby Powell

Who Says Women Can’t Be DoctorsWho Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell by Tanya Lee Stone

Look UpLook Up!: Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer
by Robert Burleigh

Miss Moore Thought OtherwiseMiss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children by Jan Pinborough

Louisa The Life of Louisa May AlcottLouisa: The Life of Louisa May Alcott by Yona Zeldis McDonough

When Marian SangWhen Marian Sang by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Harlem's Little BlackbirdHarlem’s Little Blackbird by Renee Watson

Georgia’s BonesGeorgia’s Bones by Jen Bryant

I Am Amelia EarhartI am Amelia Earhart by Brad Meltzer

Sarah Gives ThanksSarah Gives Thanks by Mike Allegra

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