Thematic Reading List: Inspiring Females in Fall 2018 Juvenile Nonfiction
This fall (2018), publishers are honoring the accomplishments of women by publishing notable books about the lives and achievements of women. Here are our choices for some incredible juvenile nonfiction titles to add to your shelves. Book release months and suggested age ranges are also included. Be sure to use the links provided to find similar books to those shown.
|Herstory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook Up the World
By: Katherine Halligan
Illustrated by: Sarah Walsh
Profiles 50 inspiring and powerful women, from astronauts to activists, musicians to mathematicians. Ages 8–up. (September).
|Lights! Camera! Alice! The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker
By: Mara Rockliff
Illustrated by: Simona Ciraolo
A biography of Alice Guy-Blaché, famous for creating new filming techniques in early Hollywood cinema. Ages 8–11. (September).
|Aim for the Skies: Jerrie Mock and Joan Merriam Smith’s Race to Complete Amelia Earhart’s Quest
By: Aimée Bissonette
Illustrated by: Doris Ettlinger
Inspired by Amelia Earhart, two women who have never met, plan around-the-world flights. This picture book retells the extraordinary story of the 1964 air race between Americans Geraldine Mock and Joan Merriam Smith, the first two women to fly around the world. Ages 6–9. (September).
| Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist
By: Sylvia Acevedo
The inspiring memoir for young readers about a Latina rocket scientist whose early life was transformed by joining the Girl Scouts and who currently serves as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA. Ages 10-13. (September) .
|Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice
By: Veronica Chambers
Illustrated by: Paul Ryding
A collection of profiles of prominent activists for young readers. While this book covers both men and women, it includes an impressive list of females, such as Malala Yousafzai, Joan of Arc, Janet Mock. Ages 8-12. (September) .
|Ruth Asawa: A Sculpting Life
By: Joan Schoettler
Illustrated by: Traci Van Wagoner
Known as the “Fountain Lady” of San Francisco due to the many fountains she designed, this book chronicles the life of artist and teacher Ruth Asawa, from her Southern California childhood to her time in a Japanese internment camp, to the creation of the San Francisco School of the Arts. Ages 6–10. (October) .
|She Did It! 21 Women Who Changed the Way We Think
By: Emily Arnold McCully
Twenty-one women who challenged the status quo and changed America. Includes women from various fields including science and business. Ages 8–12. (November) .
|The A-Z of Wonder Women
By: Yvonne Lin
Profiles of women who have been trailblazers and inspire others. Includes Oprah Winfrey and Ruth Ginsberg. Ages 8–12. (December) .