Extraordinary Biographies for Extraordinary Girls

March is Women’s History Month, but these compelling picture book biographies will make you want to celebrate women year round!

Brave Girl: Clara Lemlich may have been tiny, but she was one brave girl! Discover how this brave five-foot tall factory worker from the Ukraine organized one of the most influential labor strikes in American history. Illustrated by Sibert Medal-winning Melissa Sweet, Clara’s gutsy tale was named one of CPL’s Best Informational Books of 2013.

Jazz Age Josephine: When prejudice kept Josephine Baker from displaying her true talent, she moved to France and became one of the 20th century’s most iconic dancers. By the end of her life, Josephine was world famous as both a superstar and a humanitarian. Her vibrant, colorfully told tale will leap off the page to inspire you to live your life brightly, boldly and with a lot of heart.

Miss Rumphius: Alice Rumphius was a little girl who dreamed of traveling the world, living by the sea and leaving the world a more beautiful place.  She achieved her goals and inspired her great-niece, author Barbara Cooney, to share her story with the world. Alice’s life illustrates how improving the world can be as simple as a handful of seeds and as beautiful as a field full of wildflowers.

To learn about more extraordinary women, check out one or more of these Extraordinary Biographies for Extraordinary Girls: The Picture Book Edition.

Who is the most inspiring girl or woman in your life?