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Women's History Month Books for Young Adults and Teens

| Cinnaminson Library

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
A strong fighter since she was a child, Malala almost lost her life during her pursuit for her own education. Read how she and her family continued to fight for equal rights.

She Takes a Stand: 16 Fearless Activists Who Have Changed the World by Michael Elsohn Ross
Read the stories of amazing women who have fought for human rights, civil rights, reproductive rights and world peace.

Audacity by Melanie Crowder
Enjoy a novel inspired by the real story of Clara Lemilch, a woman who emigrated from Russia to New York and fought for equal rights.

The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters
Olivia is a suffragist in the 1900s. Out of concern, Olivia’s father hires a hypnotist in order to fix his daughter. But the hypnotist, Henri, gives her a special gift instead. Olivia is now able to see people’s true natures. 

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
Vivian is tired of the sexism that occurs in her school and in her town. She creates a feminist ‘zine and distributes it in hopes of empowering the females in her life and uniting one another to fight for what is right.

Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World by Kelly Jensen
In this collection, diverse voices speak on feminism.

Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh
Discover the life story of Aela, a mixed-heritage dancer. Aela is trying to find her place in the world as she struggles with abuse and addiction within her family.

Galaxy Girls: 50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space by Libby Jackson
This book celebrates women who have made strong contributions to our quest to reach the stars. Featuring beautiful color illustrations, it gives us the true stories of these amazing women.

The Radical Element: 12 Stories of Daredevils, Debutantes, and other Dauntless Girls by Jessica Spotswood
Be inspired by this compilation of short stories of strong females standing up for themselves and their beliefs.

Good Girls Don’t Make History by Elizabeth Kiehner
Relive incredible moments in the lives of strong female women, such as Susan B. Anthony, Ida B. Wells, Sojourner Truth and more in this powerful graphic novel.

A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers, & other Badass Girls edited by Jessica Spotswood
From pirate ships to protests, follow these 15 writers as they take you on a journey through history with females charting their own course. The thrill ride includes stories of monsters, mediums, screenwriters, teachers and more!

The Lightning Dreamer by Margarita Engle
Gertrudis Gomez de Avellandea, aka, Tula, uses her powerful poetry to resist an arranged marriage and fight against slavery and injustice.

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
Sarah is one of the first black students to attend an all-white school. Linda’s father is very vocal about school integration. When Sarah and Linda are chosen to work together on a school project they will confront the things that they have been told by others as they learn about race, power and their own points of view.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy are sisters growing up in mid-19th century England. This story follows the sisters as they become young women who want to remain close to their family as they discover their own unique personalities.

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff
Follow lovable adventurer Delilah Dirk as she travels on her flying boat to Japan, Indonesia, France and the New World. Delilah picks up many skills along the way that lead from one adventure to another.

Audience: Teens
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