Representation matters. Surround yourself with the representation that supports your ideas. Here is a selection of strong women who my kinda gals. These are women who get things done: activists, architects, doctors, explorers. Groundbreakers, all!
Beautiful realistic images bring to life the work of Harriet Tubman, a major force in resettling enslaved Americans.
Architect Zaha Hadid’s inspirations are the subject of this lovely little book.
Fannie Lou Hamer’s work is shared in poems and collages in this Caldecott Honor book.
Jane Goodall, the friend of chimps, is shown in this pleasant, small biography.
Turns out the word bloomer comes from the last name of their inventor. While pants are every day wear for women now, they were scandalous once.
5. Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwellby Tanya Lee Stone (Goodreads Author), Marjorie Priceman
Perseverance was an essential characteristic of many female groundbreakers, like Elizabeth Blackwell, first American female doctor.
Selznick’s luxurious illustrations heighten the glory of this nice moment when Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt’s life crossed.
7. The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever by H. Joseph Hopkins, Jill McElmurry (Goodreads Author)
Urban green spaces require help from people. This story tells of a woman who wanted to keep San Diego green.
Josephine Baker was a tour de force. This book shows her life and times in abstracted, expressive illustrations and text.