• By Jacquelyn White
  • Posted Sunday, March 1, 2020

Women in History for Teens

March is Women's History Month – commemorating and encouraging the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

"History vs women: the defiant lives that they don't want you to know" by Anita Sarkeesian

A collection of stories about twenty-five women who choose to defy history and transform the world around them.

"A pirate's life for she: swashbuckling women through the ages" by Laura Sook Duncombe

Profiles sixteen female buccaneers who sailed alongside--and sometimes in command of--their male counterparts, including the ancient Norse princess Alfhild, Sayyida al-Hurra of the Barbary corsairs, and Irish pirate Grace O'Malley.

"Rad girls can: stories of bold, brave, and brilliant young women" by Kate Schatz

"In Rad Girls Can, you'll learn about a diverse group of girls who are living rad lives, whether excelling in male-dominated sports like boxing, rock climbing, or skateboarding; speaking out against injustice and discrimination; expressing themselves through dance, writing, and music; or advocating for girls around the world. Each profile is paired with the dynamic paper-cut art that made the authors' first two books New York Times bestsellers."--Provided by publisher.

"Toil & trouble: 15 tales of women & witchcraft" edited by Jessica Spotswood

History is filled with stories of women accused of witchcraft, of fearsome girls with arcane knowledge. This collection features fifteen stories of girls embracing their power, reclaiming their destinies and using their magic to create, to curse, to cure—and to kill.

"Mary Shelley: the strange, true tale of Frankenstein's creator" by Catherine Reef

"On the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, comes a riveting biography of its author, Mary Shelley, whose life reads like a dark gothic novel, filled with scandal, death, drama, and one of the strangest love stories in literary history"-- Provided by publisher.

"Brazen" by Penelope Bagieu

Profiles inspiring women--some who are world-famous and some who are little known in graphic format, including Nellie Bly, Mae Jemison, Hedy Lamarr, Josephine Baker, and Naziq al-Abid.

"Here we are: feminism for the real world" by edited by Kelly Jensen

A scrapbook-style teen guide to understanding what it really means to be a feminist packed with contributions from a diverse range of voices, including celebrities and public figures, and featuring more than forty-four pieces, including an eight-page insert of full-color illustrations.