Once upon a time, female characters in picture books were all too often damsels in distress (or, occasionally, wicked queens and/or evil witches). Thankfully, your kids are growing up in a time when there are kids' books about real, badass women (past and present) who faced unthinkable obstacles to change the world for generations to come. And now that Women's History Month is officially here, this is the perfect time to read them! So what are some fabulous children's books about amazing women for Women's History Month?
With their fierce and fabulous heroines, these are books you'll not only love reading to your kids, they're books you might learn something from yourself, too! After all (as you probably know too well), history books tend to skim over some of the more significant accomplishments women have made throughout history — so it's up to you to fill in the gaps as a parent (especially if you're a parent who wants your child to have a comprehensive knowledge of feminist history and passion for gender equality).
Beyond sending important messages and teaching valuable lessons, though, these books are also just plain fun to read (and look at, too). Who needs fairy tales when you've got real lives like these to learn about?