Women's Rights Movement

Books for Elementary Students

Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX - The Law that Changed the Future of Girls in America by Karen Blumenthal
This powerful account of persistence and bravery will be an eye-opener for any young athlete that can't imagine a time when girls weren't allowed to participate. Ages 8-12.

Riding Freedom by Pam Munoz Ryan
The story of Charlotte Parkhurst, a woman who spent most of her life disguised as a man and became the first woman to vote in the state of California. Ages 9-12.


Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History... and Our Future by Kate Schatz
Discover some amazing, inspiring stories you may not have heard about before. Even better, this book reminds us all that even though working toward equality isn't easy and isn't always personally successful, every effort pushes us closer to justice as a society. Ages 8 and up.

Secrets on 26th Street by Elizabeth McDavid Jones
This charming fictional account of the suffragette movement gives a sense of what it might have been like to be come of age at that time. Ages 9-12.

You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton? by Jean Fritz
Introduce young readers to the suffrage movement with this entertaining look at the life and passions of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Ages 8-12.

Young Adult Books

The Feminist Revolution: The Most Inspiring and Empowering Women in American History - Susan B. Anthony, Margaret Sanger, and Betty Friedan by Jules Archer
This fascinating biography of three women too often overlooked in classroom history books will inspire and motivate a new generation. Ages 12 and up.

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterley
Now a major motion picture, this book reveals the inspiring true story of some of the brightest minds of a generation and the barriers they faced. Ages 12 and up.

With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Woman's Right to Vote by Ann Bausum
This book offers an engaging chronicle – including exceptional photographs – of the suffrage movement. Ages 12 and up.

Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix
This historical novel brings to life the tragic Triangle Waist Company disaster, weaving together the captivating stories of three immigrant girls. Ages 12 and up.

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