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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. Our featured story 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.


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!

Use your indyPL Library Card to check out books about Trailblazing Women at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home right to your device. If you have never used Axis 360 or OverDrive before, you can learn how to use them for both e-books and audiobooks.

  • e-Books and audiobooks about Trailblazing Women from Axis 360 Kids
  • e-Books and audiobooks about Trailblazing Women from OverDrive Kids

Need help? Ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or call, text, or email Ask-a-Librarian. The Tinker Station helpline at (317) 275-4500 is also available. It is staffed by device experts who can answer questions about how to read, watch and listen on a PC, tablet or phone.


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Talented and Trailblazing Women Musicans

You can find many book lists 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!

Nina

A Story of Nina Simone

Todd, Traci N.

Vibrant illustrations help tell the story of how Nina Simone channeled her passion and musical talent to protest racial inequality and discrimination. Grades 2-6

Red Bird Sings

The Story of Zitkala-S̈a, Native American Author, Musician, and Activist

Capaldi, Gina

Zitkala-Ša (Red Bird) was born on the Yankton Sioux reservation in South Dakota. When she was 8 years old, she left for boarding school in Indiana. Although she missed her home and family, she said that her "wounded spirit soared like a bird as I practiced the piano and violin." She became a composer and music teacher and used her music to bridge the two cultures. Grades 3-6

Baseball's Leading Lady

Effa Manley and the Rise and Fall of the Negro Leagues

Williams, Andrea

Effa Manley was the first woman to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. This book looks at her significant role in the Negro Leagues, as co-owner of the Newark Eagles. Grades 6-9