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Amazing Anthologies


Anthologies featuring the stories of many women are becoming very popular right now. These books, like Rad American Women and Rebel Girls, exist for young readers as well as adults. Here are some of the titles in this growing series. I have also included links to purchase the book, including as many as I could from sites other than Amazon. Of course it would be best to support local independent book stores if you choose to buy these books. You can find your nearest local independent bookstore by entering your zipcode here or visiting Indiebound.org.

Books for Children


Little Leaders, Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison


Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls by Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli


Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls 2 by Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli


Women In Science by Rachel Ignotofsky


Women in Sports by Rachel Ignotofsky


Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz


Rad Women Worldwide by Kate Schatz


Anthology of Amazing Women by Sandra Lawrence


Amazing Women by Lucy Beevor and Sarah Green


She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton


She Persisted Around the World (Coming Soon!) by Chelsea Clinton


Wonder Women by Sam Maggs


An A to Z of Amazing South African Women by Ambre Nicolson


Women Who Changed the World by Laurie Calkhoven


Amazing Women in American History by Sue Heinemann


A is for Abigail by Lynne Cheney


Amelia to Zora by Cynthia Chin-Lee

Books for Adults


In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney


200 Women edited by Geoff Blackwell and Ruth Hobday


Bad Girls Throughout History by Ann Shen

It is exciting to see so many of these books available for both children and adults. While there are some representations of LGBTQIA+ lives (Kai Mathis in the first Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, Billie Jean King in Women in Sports, and Janet Mock in In the Company of Women, among others) I am hopeful that more anthologies will be released documenting the stories and voices of queer people. One outstanding book I would recommend on the subject is Queer There and Everywhere by Sarah Praeger. This accessible and humorous book would be suitable for middle grade readers to adults!


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