It is finally that special time in the year where we get to celebrate the incredible impact thousands of women have had on various facets of life such as science, community, government, art literature, sports, and medicine throughout history.
The sad fact is a lot of what women have done for history often goes undocumented or unrecognized. It is this fact that makes this month of utmost importance. It allows us to recognize the impact that women have had throughout history and ensure that future generations inherit an accurate account of women’s contributions throughout history. No more letting women continue being unsung heroes! In March, we commit to raising a generation that knows and understands just how powerful a woman can be.
Thus, in honor of this wonderful month, we have compiled a list of books on women who have made their mark throughout history. These books contain the stories of incredible women throughout history who have had an incredible impact on the world. We hope that these books can inspire women everywhere and help them gain more information on various women throughout history.
THE STORY OF BODRI
Written by Hédi Fried
Illustrated by Stina Wirsén
Translated by Linda Schenck
HARDCOVER; Coming Soon: 4/13/2021
A book inspired by the author’s experiences and a thoughtful introduction to the Holocaust for young readers. Strikingly honest prose and illustrations share an unforgettable story about a faithful dog, a family in danger, and the power of hope in unimaginable circumstances.
Adara has always longed to do the things that well-brought-up girls of her time are not supposed to do. She wants to learn to read and write — like men. And she wants the freedom to travel — like men — outside the boundaries of her sheltered life.
One day she awakens to a blast of trumpets as the Israelites and Arameans battle just outside the safety of her village walls. Curious, Adara sneaks out to see the battle. Little does she know that this will be her last day of freedom for a very long time.
Sold into slavery, Adara becomes a servant to General Namaan and his family and begins a remarkable journey of self-discovery, healing, and redemption — a journey that, in the end, faces her with the hardest decision of her life . . .
Eva’s Story written by Eva Schloss
Eva Schloss, Anne Frank’s playmate and posthumous stepsister was imprisoned in Auschwitz at the age of 15, her story did not end there. Together with her mother, Eva endured daily degradation and countless miseries at the hands of the Nazis. She was freed in 1945, but it would be decades before Eva was able to share her survivor’s tale with the world.
Jen Bryant’s story of Georgia O’Keeffe celebrates the famous artist’s fascination with natural shapes, “common objects,” and her unusual way of looking at the world. Bethanne Andersen’s fluid, graceful illustrations capture the beauty of O’Keeffe’s work and spirit.
This biography tells the fascinating story of Princess Ka’iulani’s life and courageous fight for Hawaiian independence. Using many newly translated journals and letters, Sharon Linnéa introduces young readers to the most beloved figure in Hawaiian history, and one of America’s most overlooked Christian heroines.
In the mid-1800s, a turbulent time when women were often thought to be unworthy of higher education, Maria Mitchell rose above the prejudices of the day to become America’s first professional woman astronomer. This exciting biography tells the story of Maria Mitchell’s life, her amazing achievements, and her faith that saw God’s handiwork in the heavens.
Friend to the Forgotten
Ages 10 & up
78 Black-and-white photographs
This fascinating biography chronicles the life of Dorothy Day, known the world over as the leader of the Catholic Worker Movement. Guided by a strong commitment to social justice and by deep religious ideals, Dorothy Day dedicated her life to the service of others. Deborah Kent here recounts the trials and triumphs of Dorothy Day’s life, detailing her role as the founder of The Catholic Worker newspaper, as the founder of numerous “houses of hospitality” that provided food and shelter to the destitute, and as the champion of causes that helped those in need.