6 Women’s History Books for Middle School Students

Do you include women’s history as a part of your history curriculum? Contributions made by women is a passion of my teen, so I do what I can to make sure our history studies include this important component.

One way I accomplish it is through words – women’s own words, as well as those written about them, especially those found in living books.

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Here are a few of our favorite books.

Books Celebrating Women and Their Place in History

6 Women's History Books for Middle School Students @Education Possible

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone

Everyone knows about our country’s first astronauts, the Mercury 7, but not as many are familiar with the capable women who wanted to be among their ranks. The Mercury 13 fought NASA, Washington, the media, as well as the astronauts to have a place in history. Although they never made it in to space, they made it possible for the women who followed them.

Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women by Catherine Thimmesh

Even if your child isn’t an inventor herself, she’ll enjoy reading about the many, important inventions women created that continue to be a part of our lives today.

Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX: The Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America by Karen Blumenthal

Did you know that Title IX granted girls equal access to sports, as well as college admissions and financial aid? This books shares the uphill battle many faced making it possible for our girls to fulfill their dreams.

Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future! by Kate Schatz

Starting with A and moving through to Z, this book profiles 26 women. It includes some familiar names, however, I’m pretty sure you’ll be introduced to some new heroes as well.

Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II by Penny Colman

This is a great book for discovering more about how women stepped up in large numbers to help their families and our country during World War II.

With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Woman’s Right to Vote by Ann Bausum

The road toward the 19th Amendment was long and hard-fought. This book examines this important part of our country’s history. You’ll find plenty of recognizable names, plus read about some of the young women who took over the movement as the years wore on.

Get Inspired by Women’s Words

6 Women's History Books for Middle School Students @Education Possible

I love introducing my girls to the thoughts of important women.

In fact, recently, my teen decided to make her own quote cards, highlighting the words of some of her favorite American women. You can see how she did it over on Enchanted Homeschooling Mom. This is a simple way to surround your child (or yourself) with powerful thoughts.

Here are some other resources we use to study women’s history.

Do your history lessons include famous women?

Megan Zechman
I love homeschooling! Learning is a way of life for our family. Most days you will find us exploring our Central Florida community, having fun while learning. I am constantly looking for new and interactive ways to engage my older children.
Megan Zechman
Megan Zechman