"Who Was She?" - Kids Biographies for Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month. Learn about famous women throughout history (and now!) with one of these biographies. 

Who is Gloria Steinem? by Sarah Fabiny

Presents the life of the prominent feminist, highlighting her career and influence as a writer, political activist, and co-founder of "Ms." magazine.

Who is J.K. Rowling? by Pam Pollack

"Rowling's true-life, rags-to-riches story is as compelling as the world of Hogwarts that she created. This biography details not only Rowling's life and her love of literature but the story behind the creation of a modern classic."--Provided by publisher.

Who was Amelia Earhart? by Kate Boehm Jerome

Examines the life of pioneer aviator Amelia Earhart, who mysteriously disappeared during an around-the-world flight in 1937.

Who was Betsy Ross? by James Buckley

Born the eighth of seventeen children in Philadelphia, Betsy Ross lived in a time when the American colonies were yearning for independence from British rule. Ross worked as a seamstress and was eager to contribute to the cause, making tents and repairing uniforms when the colonies declared war. By 1779 she was filling cartridges for the Continental Army. Did she sew the first flag? That's up for debate, but "Who Was Betsy Ross?" tells the story of a fierce patriot who certainly helped create the flag of a new nation.

A biography of the woman who served as First Lady for the longest time, and who was the first President's wife to speak out about important issues of the day, by writing newspapers articles and books, giving radio interviews and speeches, and teaching classes.

Who was Harriet Beecher Stowe? by Dana Meachen Rau

Describes the life and career of Harriet Beecher Stowe, focusing on her touchstone book "Uncle Tom's Cabin," which revealed to much of the United States the horrors of slavery.

Who was Harriet Tubman? by Yona Zeldis McDonough

A biography of the ninteenth-century woman who escaped slavery and helped many other slaves get to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

Who was Maria Tallchief? by Catherine Gourley

A biography of the Osage Indian ballerina whose love of dance took her from a life on a reservation to a career on the stage.

Who was Mother Teresa? by Jim Gigliotti

Presents the life of Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, known as Mother Teresa, who spent most of her life serving "the poorest of the poor" in Calcutta, India.

Who was Sacagawea? by Dennis B Fradin
Who was Sally Ride? by Megan Stine

Looks at the life and career of the physicist and NASA astronaut who became the first American woman in space in 1983.