Born Curious: 20 Girls Who Grew Up to Be Awesome Scientists

Written By: Martha Freeman Illustrated by: Katy Wu For Ages: 8 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Women in Science, Trailblazers, Feminism. Summary: This book is a lovely middle grade book that features a slew of trailblazing scientists across many disciplines, and focused on the early to mid-twentieth century. While reading, I learned…

No! My First Book of Protest

Written By: Julie Merberg Illustrated by: Molly Egan For Ages: Infants & up (board book) Language: English Topics Covered: Activism, Historical Figures, Feminism, Social Justice. Summary: It’s Saturday, my favorite day of the week because I get to share my pick for #sweetsandsocialjustice with you all! This week is a board book about famous activists,…

Girls Resist! A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution

Written & Illustrated By: KaeLyn Rich For Ages: YA Middle grades & up Language: English Topics Covered: Feminism, Activism, Community Organizing, Education, Critical Thinking, Growing Up, Social-Emotional Learning, Grassroots Change. Summary: Spoiler: this book is AMAZING! It was perfect for this week’s edition of #sweetsandsocialjustice for which I made apple berry galette. Why, do you…

Her Fearless Run

Written By: Kim Chaffee Illustrated by: Ellen Rooney For Ages: 7 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Feminism, History, Women in Sports, Trailblazer, Boston, Marathon Running, Independent Thought, Own Voices. Summary: If you live anywhere in New England (like I do) you’re familiar with the Boston Marathon. In Massachusetts, it’s even a holiday! Her…

Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom

Written By: Teresa Robeson Illustrated by: Rebecca Huang For Ages: 5 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Own Voices, Pint-Sized Professor, Historical Figures, Physics, Perseverance, Trailblazer, Feminism. Summary: This is the story of a scientist that I didn’t learn about in school, but definitely should have! Dubbed the “Queen of Physics” by Newsweek…

Like A Girl

Written by: Lori Degman Illustrated by: Mara Penny For ages: 4-8 years  Language: English Topics Covered: Feminism, Historical Figures, Art, Architecture, Sports, Neurodiversity, Authors, Activism. Summary:  This book is a call to action for girls to use their skills and passions to change the world! The setup itself is streamlined, with few words on each page. The badass women…

We Are Little Feminists: Families

Written by:¬†Archaa Shrivastav &¬†Little Feminist Book Club Photographs by:¬†Collected by Little Feminist Book Club, page numbers with¬†acknowledgments are on the back cover! For ages:¬†Infants and up Language:¬†English¬† Topics Covered:¬†Family, Feminism, Intersectionality, LGBTQ, Relationships, Board Books.¬† Summary:¬† This is probably the most diverse family book that I’ve ever seen, and I absolutely love how the photographs…

The Girl Who Rode A Shark

Written by:¬†Ailsa Ross Illustrated by:¬†Amy Blackwell For ages:¬†8 years and up Language:¬†English Topics Covered:¬†History, Historical Figures, Adventure, Global Community, Feminism, Trailblazer.¬† Summary:¬† This is a really fascinating and fantastic book that travels both the globe and history. ¬†When going through the pages, readers are treated to a large colorful illustration that compliments a page-long summary…

Elizabeth Warren’s Big, Bold Plans [released 5/5]

Written by:¬†Laurie Ann Thompson Illustrated by:¬†Susanna Chapman For ages:¬†4-8 years¬† Language:¬†English Topics Covered:¬†Politics, Historical Figure, Biography, Women in Politics, Feminism, Activism, Education, Family,¬†Trailblazers.¬† Summary:¬† Elizabeth Warren’s Big, Bold Plans is a lovely overview of the life of Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts senator (our first one!). ¬†This is a book developed for children, so it doesn’t cover…

Imogene’s Last Stand

Written by:¬†Candace Fleming Illustrated by:¬†Nancy Carpenter¬† For ages:¬†4-8 years Language:¬†English Topics Covered:¬†History,¬†Politics, Women in Leadership, Preservation, Activism, Peaceful Action, Feminism. Summary:¬†I checked out this book from the library with cautious optimism. ¬†I was hoping that the book would have solid representation in historical figures and not be another ode to the founding fathers of the…