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International Women’s Day Book Recommendations

International Women’s Day will take place on the 8th March 2024.

The theme this year is

‘Inspire Inclusion’

The aim of the IWD 2024 #InspireInclusion campaign is to collectively forge a more inclusive world for women.

Here are some recommendations of wonderful books you could share in your school to learn about and celebrate amazing, inspiring women!

Counting on Katherine by Helaine Becker

The true story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA and made historic Apollo 11 moon landings possible. This bold story tells the tale of how Katherine's use of maths helped to save lives and change history.

Little People Big Dreams series by Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Get children inspired with the extensive series of biographies. There are numerous titles in this series that are worth checking out for International Women’s Day. You could share this collection of biographies about Malala Yousafzai, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Michelle Obama, Greta Thunberg and Dolly Parton!

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle

Drum Dream Girl tells an inspiring true story of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, a girl who defied gender stereotypes and challenged the traditional taboo about female drummers on her island.

Fantastically Great Women Who Made History by Kate Pankhurst

This inspiring book explores the accomplishments and adventures of some of the most incredible women throughout history. Some of the women featured include Boudicca, Pocahontas, Noor Inayat Khan and many more.

The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad and S.K. Ali

When Faizah faces taunts and bullying at school when her older sister starts wearing hijab, she finds new ways to be strong. An uplifting story inspired by the experiences of Olympic medallist Ibtihaj Muhammad sisterhood and being proud of who you are.

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