Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: Women’s History’s Month

Raisa Masood  //  Mar 19, 2020

Throwback Thursday: Women’s History’s Month

For this edition of Throwback Thursday, we’re looking at books about historic women for Women’s History’s Month!

The Archive has a great selection of fiction and nonfiction titles about women, but for this post, I decided to focus on American icons who made their mark on history. Here’s a collection of nonfiction books about trailblazing women like Amelia Earhart, Toni Morrison, Mia Hamm, and more:

Young Amelia Earhart: A Dream to Fly by Sarah Alcott, 1992

Amelia Earhart was America’s greatest women pilot. Her daring adventures made her famous all over the world.

Young Helen Keller: Woman of Courage by Anne Benjamin, 1992

Helen Keller could not hear or see. Yet she helped many people in her amazing life.

Encyclopedia of Women in the United States by Sheila Keenan, 1996

In this book, you may find women you have never heard about, and you may learn new things about women you already know.

And Not Afraid to Dare: The Stories of Ten African-American Women by Tonya Bolden, 1998

The ten women in this book are just a few of the African-Americans who have made exceptional contribution to American life.

This book includes stories about author Toni Morrison, journalist Ida B. Wells, and educator Mary McLeod Bethune.

Mia Hamm: Good as Gold by Mark Stewart, 1999

Stephanie Hamm always believed that her daughter, Mia, would achieve fame with her feet.


To read more about amazing women in history, check out this post on Little Heroes of Color by David Heredia.


Special thanks to Gina Asprocolas and the Scholastic librarians for their help with this series!