3 Unexpected Women’s History Month Reads for Your Tween

Mar 08, 2022 by Erin Yun
We’ve picked three tween books that we feel show readers unique female role models who were groundbreaking in art, sports, and politics to represent Women’s History Month Reads.

Looking for something new to share with your child during Women’s History Month? Check out these unique female role models who were groundbreakers in art, sports, and politics.  


It's Her Story: Shirley Chisholm, written by Patrice Aggs, illustrated by Markia Jenai

Shirley Chisholm was the first Black woman to be elected to Congress. This inspiring graphic novel tells the story of her lifelong fight to improve the lives of those around her, especially those with limited opportunities. Shirley was a champion of women’s rights, and this powerful tale will show young readers that with hard work and determination, they too can be catalysts for change. (Middle Grade Graphic Novel)


Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn't Sorry, written and illustrated by Fausto Gilberti 

This quirky picture book is full of whimsical illustrations that tell the story of Yayoi Kusama, a world-renowned contemporary artist. Yayoi paints hundreds of dots on her canvases, and they start to come off onto her clothes, tables, and walls. But she’s not sorry! In this inspiring and true story meant for middle grade readers, read how Yayoi embraces her dots and kickstarts an incredible artistic career. (Illustrated Picture Book)


Women in Sports: Chloe Kim, written by Mary Hertz Scarbrough

Women in Sports: Chloe Kim is a biography about Chloe Kim, an Olympic snowboarder. In 2018, at age 17, Chloe was the youngest woman snowboarder to win an Olympic gold medal, and this book delves into the passion and determination it took for her to achieve Olympic fame. Captivating photos bring Chloe’s story to life, and readers will discover how she’s pushed the limits of her sport and has used her fame to raise awareness about important topics like bullying and climate change. (Middle Grade Biography)