Five Picture Books to Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

Today is Women’s Equality Day and we’d like to thank the women of the past, present, and future for their contributions to women’s rights and gender equality.

Women’s Equality Day was created to commemorate the the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote, but it also highlights women’s continued efforts toward full equality in America.

Below are a few titles from Lee & Low Books to empower and inspire the women and girls in your life:

Catching the Moon
Marcenia Lyle didn’t let her gender stop her from playing professional baseball.
Hiromi's Hands
In 1998, Hiromi Suzuki became one of the first female sushi chefs in New York.
Seeds of Change
Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement, was the first African woman and environmentalist to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Shining Star
At a time when Hollywood was rife with discrimination, Anna May Wong fought to make a name for herself as an Asian American actress.
Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree
Zora Hurston refused to be limited to a “proper young lady” and went on to write many great works of fiction, including Their Eyes Were Watching God.