Celebrate Women's History Month: Artists and Writers

March is Women's History Month! Celebrate by reading about real-life women who accomplished great things in the arts.

Introduces the lives and artistic styles of thirteen women artists from Renaissance painter Sofonisba Anguissola through such modern artists as Frida Kahlo, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Cindy Sherman.

Agatha Christie by Ma Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Shares the childhood of the famous artist as she apprenticed in her family's tapestry shop and was inspired by her mother's work as a weaver.

An introduction to the life and achievements of the documentary photographer describes the disability that inspired Lange's photography career and her efforts to raise awareness about the unseen victims of the Great Depression.

Frida by Jonah Winter

Discusses the childhood of Frida Kahlo and how it influenced her art.

Introduces the life and achievements of twentieth-century photographer Imogen Cunningham, describing her first darkroom experiments during childhood and the challenges she faced as a mother of three boys.

Jane Austen by Deirdre Le Faye

"A lyrical biography of Mary Cassatt, the free-spirited Impressionist painter"--.

The story of a young girl, bought as a slave by a Boston family, who learned to write and later became a poet.

Recounts the life story of the author of the "Little House" books, from her childhood in Wisconsin to her old age at Rocky Ridge Farm.

Maya Angelou by Lisbeth Kaiser

Offers an illustrated telling of the life of Maya Angelou that focuses on how she overcame childhood trauma and realized her dream and became one of the world's most beloved writers and speakers.

"A biography of Nellie Bly, the pioneering journalist whose showy but substantive stunts skyrocketed her to fame"--.

Through Georgia's eyes by Rachel Rodríguez