If you’re looking for books for your daughter try a few of these books about inspiring women out. They’re educational and sure to inspire your little one.
Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor
By Emily Arnold McCully
Margaret E. Knight has been called “the most famous 19th-century woman inventor” In this book we learn about stories of invention and about a woman who stood up for herself and learns from her mistakes. Knight was actually the inventor of the paper bag that stands upright, machine and additionally was the first woman to awarded a United States patent.
A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman (Picture Book Biography)
By David A. Adler
When the American Civil War began, Tubman worked as a cook and nurse for the Union Army at first, and then as an armed scout and spy. This book highlights Harriet Tubman and her involvement in The Underground Railroad as well as her incredible story of strength and leadership. This is a book is truly about a real American hero.
By Nikki Giovanni
This is not a Rosa Parks biography, but it is most definitely a historical account of one woman who changed a nation. We all know the story of Rosa Parks but no matter how well you know the facts, Rosa Parks was not your typical heroine, she was just a seamstress, a person just like everyone else. This is imperative to the message that any person big or small can stand up for what is right, for what they believe in and make big changes.
A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart (Picture Book Biography)
By David A. Adler
This book successfully paints a picture of early 20th century North America and how women were treated. Amelia’s whole life is covered and the book even talks about on the conspiracy theories about her death. Amelia’s independent spirit came through in the quotes that the author shared. There’s an extra interesting layer as well, Earhart’s mother was actually the first woman to summit Pike’s Peak, which really ingrains the importance of parental role models.
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