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Book Corner: 4 great kids' books about strong, smart, brave women

In honor of Women's History Month, kids' selections about women who persisted.


In honor of Women's History Month, University Book Store recommends books about the women who shaped history, and the girls who continue to pioneer in their footsteps. 


This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer
By Joan Holub, illustrated by Daniel Roode​
Ages 2-4

Perfect for trailblazers-in-training! This bright, colorful and engaging history picture book teaches young readers about the women — engineers, artists, nurses, and activists — who laid the groundwork for the 21st century, and the women who continue to shape our times.


Ada Twist, Scientist
By Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts
Ages 5-7

When her house fills with a horrible smell, Ada knows it's up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and performs scientific experiments to discover what's making that toe-curling stink!


Turning Pages: My Life Story
By Sonia Sotomayor, illustrated by Lulu Delacre​
Ages 4-8

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor shares her love of books with a new generation of readers, and inspires them to read, puzzle and dream for themselves. By sharing her life story, she shows children how reading helped her realize her dreams.


She Did It! 21 Women Who Changed the Way We Think
By Emily Arnold McCully​
Ages 8-12
Prepare to discover new heroes among these 21 women who challenged the status quo, championed others, and made their voices heard. This collection of inspiring and expertly researched profiles charts the bold paths these women forged in the 20th century.


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