Best Teen & Young Adult Women Biographies Books
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1. I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition)
Author: by Malala Yousafzai
The bestselling memoir by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.I Am Malala.This is my story. Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren’t allowed to go to the market.
They said girls couldn’t go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school.
No one expected her to survive. Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which has been reimagined specifically for a younger audience and includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world – and did.
2. Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World
Author: by Rachel Ignotofsky
Ten Speed Press
It’s a scientific fact: Women rock! A charmingly illustrated and educational book, New York Times best seller Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world.
Full of striking, singular art, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about relevant topics such as lab equipment, rates of women currently working in STEM fields, and an illustrated scientific glossary. The trailblazing women profiled include well-known figures like primatologist Jane Goodall, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists, and more! BrainPickings – Best Science Books of the Year
3. Women in Art: 50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World (Women in Science)
Author: by Rachel Ignotofsky
Illustrated profiles of 50 pioneering female artists-from the 11th century to today-from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science. A charmingly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Art highlights the achievements and stories of 50 notable women in the arts-from well-known figures like painters Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keefe, to lesser-known names like 19th-century African American quilter Harriet Powers and Hopi-Tewa ceramic artist Nampeyo.
Covering a wide array of artistic mediums, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about artistic movements throughout history, statistics about women’s representation in museums, and notable works by women. Women in Art celebrates the success of the bold female creators who inspired the world and paved the way for the next generation of artists.
4. Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance
Author: by Simone Biles
In Courage to Soar, the official autobiography from four-time Olympic gold-winning and record-setting American gymnast Simone Biles, Simone shares how her faith, family, passion, and perseverance has made her one of the top athletes and gymnasts in the worldand how you too can overcome challenges in your life.
Simone Biles’ entrance into the world of gymnastics may have started on a field trip in her hometown of Spring, Texas, but her God-given talent, along with drive to succeed no matter the obstacle, are what brought her to the national spotlight during the Olympic Games and have catapulted her ever sinceincluding 25 World Championship medals.
But there is more to Simone than her accomplishments. In this book Simone shares:how she has relied on her faith and family to stay focused and positivethe ways she’s continued competing at the highest level and having fun doing what she lovesa behind-the-scenes looks at gymnastics events, including the Olympicsthe events and challenges that carried her from an early childhood in foster care to a coveted spot on the U.S.
5. Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win (Women in Science)
Author: by Rachel Ignotofsky
Ten Speed Press
Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science.Women for the win! A richly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Sports highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes from the 1800s to today, including trailblazers, Olympians, and record-breakers in more than forty sports.
The athletes featured include well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, as well as lesser-known champions like Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a professional men’s league, and skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee.
The book also contains infographics on topics that sporty women want to know about such as muscle anatomy, a timeline ofwomen’s participation in sports, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and influential women’s teams. Women in Sports celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for today’s athletes.
6. Badass Black Girl: Quotes, Questions, and Affirmations for Teens (Teen and YA Maturing, Cultural heritage, Women Biographies)
Author: by M.J. Fievre
Mango (January 14, 2020)
A Daily Dose of Affirmations for Black Girls”You’ll come away from Badass Black Girl feeling as if you’ve known the author your entire life, and it’s a rare feat for any writer.” “Mike, the Poet,” author of Dear Woman and The Boyfriend Book.
#1 Best Seller and Gift Idea in Teen & Young Adult Cultural Heritage Biographies, Publishers Weekly Select Title for Young Readers, 2021 In the Margins Book Award Winner, Top Title for YA NonfictionAffirmations for strong, fearless Black girls. Wisdom from Badass Black female trailblazers who accomplished remarkable things in literature, entertainment, education, STEM, business, military and government services, politics and law, activism, sports, spirituality, and more.
Explore the many facets of your identity through hundreds of big and small questions. In this book and journal created for teenage Black girls, MJ Fievre tackles topics such as family and friends, school and careers, body image, and stereotypes.
By reflecting on these topics, you confront the issues that can hold you back from living your best life and discovering your Black girl bliss. Embrace authenticity and celebrate who you are. Finding the courage to live as you are is not easy, so here’s a journal designed to help you nurture creativity, positive self-awareness, and the strength and spirit of Black girls.
7. We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World
Author: by Malala Yousafzai
In this powerful book, Nobel Peace Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Malala Yousafzai introduces the people behind the statistics and news stories about the millions of people displaced worldwide. After her father was murdered, Maria escaped in the middle of the night with her mother.
Zaynab was out of school for two years as she fled war before landing in America. Her sister, Sabreen, survived a harrowing journey to Italy. Ajida escaped horrific violence, but then found herself battling the elements to keep her family safe.
Malala’s experiences visiting refugee camps caused her to reconsider her own displacement – first as an Internally Displaced Person when she was a young child in Pakistan, and then as an international activist who could travel anywhere in the world except to the home she loved.
In We Are Displaced, Malala not only explores her own story, but she also shares the personal stories of some of the incredible girls she has met on her journeys – girls who have lost their community, relatives, and often the only world they’ve ever known.
8. Teen Trailblazers: 30 Fearless Girls Who Changed the World Before They Were 20
Author: by Jennifer Calvert
True stories of young women who made a big difference! From authors to activists, painters to politicians, inventors to icons, these inspiring teenagers are proof that girls can change the world.Joan of Arc.Anne Frank.Cleopatra.Pocahontas.Mary Shelley.
Many of these heroines are well-known. But have you heard of Sybil Ludington, a 16-year-old daughter of an American colonel who rode twice as far as the far better-remembered Paul Revere to warn the militia that the British army was invading?
This fascinating book, Teen Trailblazers, features 30 young women who accomplished remarkable things before their twentieth birthdays. Visually compelling with original illustrations, this book will inspire the next generation of strong, fearless women.
9. Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas
Author: by Jim Ottaviani
Jim Ottaviani returns with an action-packed account of the three greatest primatologists of the last century: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birut Galdikas. These three ground-breaking researchers were all students of the great Louis Leakey, and each made profound contributions to primatologyand to our own understanding of ourselves.
Tackling Goodall, Fossey, and Galdikas in turn, and covering the highlights of their respective careers, Primates is an accessible, entertaining, and informative look at the field of primatology and at the lives of three of the most remarkable women scientists of the twentieth century.
Thanks to the charming and inviting illustrations by Maris Wicks, this is a nonfiction graphic novel with broad appeal.
10. Rolling Warrior: The Incredible, Sometimes Awkward, True Story of a Rebel Girl on Wheels Who Helped Spark a Revolution
Author: by Judith Heumann
As featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary Crip Camp, and for readers of I Am Malala, one of the most influential disability rights activists in US history tells her story of fighting to belong. If I didn’t fight, who would? Judy Heumann was only 5 years old when she was first denied her right to attend school.
Paralyzed from polio and raised by her Holocaust-surviving parents in New York City, Judy had a drive for equality that was instilled early in life. In this young readers’ edition of her acclaimed memoir, Being Heumann, Judy shares her journey of battling for equal access in an unequal worldfrom fighting to attend grade school after being described as a fire hazard because of her wheelchair, to suing the New York City school system for denying her a teacher’s license because of her disability.
Judy went on to lead 150 disabled people in the longest sit-in protest in US history at the San Francisco Federal Building. Cut off from the outside world, the group slept on office floors, faced down bomb threats, and risked their lives to win the world’s attention and the first civil rights legislation for disabled people.
11. Women in Art Puzzle: Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World 500-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle and Poster: Jigsaw Puzzles for Adults and Jigsaw Puzzles for Kids
Author: by Rachel Ignotofsky
A vivid 500-piece jigsaw puzzle featuring portraits of fifteen diverse, pioneering female artists by the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of Women in Science. The Women in Art Puzzle portrays fifteen female artists in Rachel Ignotofsky’s inimitable style, from well-known figures like Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keeffe to lesser-known names like nineteenth-century African American sculptor Mary Edmonia Lewis and Hopi-Tewa ceramic artist Nampeyo.
A unique 18 x 24-inch poster is included for referencing the design while working on the puzzle. Like Rachel’s hit Women in Science Puzzle, this jigsaw will delight a wide range of puzzlers and art lovers looking to get offline and into a soothing groove.
12. The Book of Awesome Women: Boundary Breakers, Freedom Fighters, Sheroes and Female Firsts (Teenage Girl Book, Feminist Gift for Girls)
Author: by Becca Anderson
Get Inspired By The Powerful Sheroes In This Feminist Collection Of Short Biographies”This book is an antidote to the erasure of women from our history. Vicki Leon, author of Uppity Women of Ancient Times#1 Best Seller in Teen & Young Adult Social Activist Biographies, Sociology, and Self-Esteem & Self-RelianceDiscover some of the most awesome women in history.
Now is the time to acknowledge the greatness of women!Sheroes. Women hold up half the sky and, most days, do even more of the heavy lifting including childbearing and child-rearing. All after a long day at the office. Women have always been strong, true sheroes, oftentimes unacknowledged.
As we shake off the last traces of a major patriarchal hangover, women are coming into their own. In the 21st Century, all women can fully embrace their fiery fempower and celebrate their no-holds-barred individuality. It is time to acknowledge the successful women of the world.
Super women as female role models. From the foremothers who blazed trails and broke barriers, to today’s women warriors from sports, science, cyberspace, city hall, the lecture hall, and the silver screen, The Book of Awesome Women paints 200 portraits of powerful and inspiring role models for women and girls poised to become super women of the future.
13. 100 Extraordinary Stories for Courageous Girls: Unforgettable Tales of Women of Faith
Author: by Jean Fischer
Girls are world-changers! And this deeply inspiring storybook proves it! Just for the girls in your life, ages 8 and up, this collection of 100 extraordinary stories of women of faith-from the Bible, history, and today-will empower them to know and understand how women have made a difference in the world and how much smaller our faith (and the biblical record) would be without them.
Featuring full-page, colorful illustrations alongside the true stories of amazing women like Lydia, Naomi, Rahab, Rebekah, Jane Austen, Corrie ten Boom, Bethany Hamilton, Rosa Parks, Mother Teresa, and dozens more, the stories of these 100 women will encourage and inspire girls to become the world-changers God created them to be!
14. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
Author: by Phillip Hoose
“When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can’t sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, ‘This is not right.'” – Claudette Colvin On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed up with the daily injustices of Jim Crow segregation, refused to give her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama.
Instead of being celebrated as Rosa Parks would be just nine months later, fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin found herself shunned by her classmates and dismissed by community leaders. Undaunted, a year later she dared to challenge segregation again as a key plaintiff in Browder v.
Gayle, the landmark case that struck down the segregation laws of Montgomery and swept away the legal underpinnings of the Jim Crow South. Based on extensive interviews with Claudette Colvin and many others, Phillip Hoose presents the first in-depth account of an important yet largely unknown civil rights figure, skillfully weaving her dramatic story into the fabric of the historic Montgomery bus boycott and court case that would change the course of American history.
15. Empowered Black Girl: Joyful Affirmations and Words of Resilience (Teen and YA Maturing, Self-Esteem, Cultural Heritage, For Fans of Badass Black Girl)
Author: by M.J. Fievre
Mango (January 19, 2021)
Inspirational Affirmations from Fabulous Black Female Trailblazers Fievre’s tips for affirmations and other positive strategies are the tools her readers will be able to utilize in their lives. It’s time for us Black girls and Black women to be empowered, and I’m glad we have Fievre to show us the way.
Monique Jones, author of The Book of Awesome Black Americans #1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Maturing, Cultural Heritage, and Women Biographies Even strong, fearless, and badass Black girls and Black women need affirmations. Now more than ever, we need to practice the art of self-care and give our minds and bodies the TLC they deserve.
Author of Badass Black Girl and Happy, Okay?M. J Fievre brings you inspirational words of wisdom through fabulous Black female trailblazers who have changed the world, including Audre Lorde, Lupita Nyong’o and Angela Davis.Take a deep breath. We don’t always have to be strong.
Sometimes, taking a break to focus on our mental health is bravery in itself. We find ourselves needing reminders that we are incredible and more than enough. Empowered Black Girl: Joyful Affirmations and Words of Resilience teaches you to: Learn the habit of using affirmations daily Experience a life filled with love, Black joy, fulfillment, and satisfaction Take control of your destiny Strengthen your self-esteem The Radical self-affirmation you deserve.
16. Three Little Words: A Memoir
Author: by Ashley Rhodes-Courter
An inspiring true story of the tumultuous nine years Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent in the foster care system, and how she triumphed over painful memories and real-life horrors to ultimately find her own voice.”Sunshine, you’re my baby and I’m your only mother.
You must mind the one taking care of you, but she’s not your mama.” Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent nine years of her life in fourteen different foster homes, living by those words. As her mother spirals out of control, Ashley is left clinging to an unpredictable, dissolving relationship, all the while getting pulled deeper and deeper into the foster care system.
Painful memories of being taken away from her home quickly become consumed by real-life horrors, where Ashley is juggled between caseworkers, shuffled from school to school, and forced to endure manipulative, humiliating treatment from a very abusive foster family. In this inspiring, unforgettable memoir, Ashley finds the courage to succeed – and in doing so, discovers the power of her own voice.