20 of My Fav Children’s Books About Strong Powerful Women

In honor of Women’s History Month:
I am Sharing 20 of My Fav Children’s Books About Strong Powerful Women Across the Globe

Reading to your children is a way for them to learn about the world and a way to empower them to dream of a future they can build. Find out more about the benefits of reading to your little one here.

In honor of Women’s History Month, I am sharing 20 books our team is reading with their kiddo’s about just a few, strong, incredible and influential women around the world. You can find books for your blooming babies to your budding teenagers. We hope you and your little one find joy, empowerment and inspiration as you connect with one another through these powerful books!

1. Little Feminist Board Book Set

This series of books highlights women who took a stand for women around the world.

2. Think Big, Little One

This board book includes 18 stories of women creators, showing even the littlest dreamers what is possible.

3. A is for Awesome! 23 Iconic Women Who Changed the World

A fun, ABC favorite, celebrating the women who changed our world for the better, from A-Z!

4. Little Leaders Bold Women in Black History

This book showcases the excellence and impact of Black women throughout history, their actions and beliefs contributing to making the world a better place for generations of girls and women to come. 

5. Greta and the Giants

This is an inspiring book telling the story of Swedish teenager and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Greta Thunberg, highlighting her work to raise awareness about the global climate crisis.

6. Little People, Big Dreams: Rosa Parks

Baby’s first book on Rosa Parks; a women that sparked monumental changes in America.

7. She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History

This book is for everyone who has dreamt big, but was tried to keep small. Empower your little ones to raise their voices and make their dreams come true.

8. Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women

This book highlights the many inventions that we use today in our daily lives, that have been created by women.

9. Women in Art: 50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World

Show your little creative artists the women throughout history, who have paved the way to dream big and create marvelous works of art!

10. Little Big, Big Dreams: Amanda Gorman

Share with your little one the beautiful story of young poet and activist, Amanda Gorman and her journey through finding strength in her experiences.

11. Malala’s Magic Pencil

This picture book will inspire your little learner to find magic all around them. Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, tells her story and journey to make the world a more peaceful place.

12. Harlem’s Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills

Through the story of Florence Mills, little one’s will learn how Florence not only used her voice to sing and entertain a global crowd, but to create awareness for equal rights.

13. The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin

This book tells the story of Dr. Temple Grandin, who was diagnosed with Autism at a young age. This book will inspire little ones to use their unique skills to become influential stars in the world.

14. Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers

Discover how 40 influential Latina women have shaped our world today. From Supreme Court Justice to singers to NASA engineer, this book encourages your children to follow their dreams!

15. Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World

In this book of poems, illustrated by 13 extraordinary women, your child will be introduced to 14 revolutionary young women that have revolutionized our world and for generations to come.

16. 3 2 1 Awesome! 20 Fearless Women who Dared to Be Different

This fun counting board book is perfect for your little one to be inspired by 20 amazing women who dared to be different and continue to shine in our world today!

17. Dream Big, Little One

A perfect nighttime read for your little one, highlighting amazing women who created monumental change in our world, inspiring generations to come.

18. I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids

Empower your child to tap into their strength, no matter what. Practice using mindful affirmation to support and encourage them to reach their highest potential.

19. Listening to My Body

In this engaging and interactive book, your child will be guided through the process of naming their emotions and tapping into the sensations within their body. Allow your children to turn inwards and connect to their feelings.

20. Listening with My Heart: A story of Kindness and Self-Compassion

This book guides your child to treat themselves with the same love and compassion that we give others.



Sholeh Shahinfar is the Founder of Valued Voices, a licensed Speech Language Pathologist, Child Communication Specialist and Certified Oral Motor Therapist. She is passionate about uplifting children’s voices in the world and inspiring self-expression. In her free time, Sholeh embraces a vegan lifestyle, loves going to the ocean, exploring nature with her pup Kobe, practicing yoga, traveling, and spending time with her loved ones. 



Genna has been with Valued Voices since 2019, she joined the family after graduating with her bachelor’s degree in sociology and a minor in communication sciences and disorders from Pacific University in Oregon. Genna has always been passionate about helping give opportunities to others and believes all children have a joyous light inside them that deserves to be shown to the world. She knows that giving people the chance to express themselves allows them to reach new heights internally and in their communities.