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Read Right Now! Trailblazing Women

02/25/2021 | Online Storytime, Homework Help, Women's History, History

March is National Women's History Month. You can learn about more than a dozen female trailblazers in science, art, law, politics, and sports by listening to these video storytimes. We have two featured videos today. The first is called Equality's Call, by Deborah Diesen, illustrated by Magdalena Mora. It is the story of the history of voting rights in the United States from our nation's founding until today. The story is read by National Women's History Museum Ambassador, actress Logan Browning. The second story is I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark, by Debbie Levy, illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley. It is the story of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The story is read aloud by United States Second Gentleman, Douglas Emhoff.

To hear even more stories about amazing women, just click on a book cover to hear another story!

Althea Gibson the Story of Tennis's Fleet-Of-Foot GirlDrum Dream GirlFirebirdFrida Kahlo and Her AnimalitosGame ChangersHidden FiguresThe House That Jane BuiltJoan Procter, Dragon DoctorKamala and Maya's Big IdeaSeparate Is Never EqualShaking Things UpTurning Pages My Life StoryWhen Harriet Met SojournerThe Youngest Marcher

Find more FREE online reading at 100+ Free Video Read Alouds or try storytime at home!

You can use your IndyPL library card to check out e-books, audiobooks, and other streaming content about trailblazing women from home, right to your device. See our digital collection about women here, or come visit us!

Need help? Ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or call, text or email Ask-a-Librarian.

Websites & Activities:

Ambitious Girl
  • She Can STEM Stories: They build robots, find new sources of energy, study animals, play with slime, and invent apps.

Books to Check Out with Your IndyPL Library Card:

Talented and Trailblazing Women Musicans

You can find many booklists created by IndyPL staff about women's history here.

Use your indyPL Library Card to check out books at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home right to your device.

Need help? Call or ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or text a librarian at 317 333-6877.

Women's History for Kids

Choose a fun book below to help kids learn about women's history and get inspired to make a difference! IndyPL_HeidiH

101 Awesome Women Who Changed Our World

Adams, Julia

Short biographies of amazing women with fun illustrations. Geared toward grades 2-6.

Born Curious

20 Girls Who Grew up to Be Awesome Scientists

Freeman, Martha

Really beautiful illustrations with stories of how 20 female scientists got their starts in a variety of STEM fields. Grades 2-6

Shaking Things up

14 Young Women Who Changed the World

Hood, Susan

Lovely mixed media illustrations and poems in interesting text layouts. Grades K-3