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.
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 Way by Tanya Lee Stone
Here Come the Girl Scouts! by Shana Corey
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker
by Patricia Hruby Powell
Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell by Tanya Lee Stone
Look Up!: Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer
by Robert Burleigh
Louisa: The Life of Louisa May Alcott by Yona Zeldis McDonough
When Marian Sang by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Harlem’s Little Blackbird by Renee Watson
Georgia’s Bones by Jen Bryant
I am Amelia Earhart by Brad Meltzer
Sarah Gives Thanks by Mike Allegra