Picture Books About Women in Politics

Feb, 11, 2020

Check out these picture books about women in politics! This list contains some new 2020 picture books along with older ones. Women have always played a role in politics and now you can read all about them. This book collection would make a good addition to your diverse picture book collection in your classroom library. These books would be also great pictures books for Women’s History Month. #diversepicturebooks #womenshistorymonth

This is an excellent booklist about women who stood up for what is right! These women took risks that many others were afraid to do and made the world a better place for us all. 

I will update this list as I find more books! Follow me on Instagram to get updates and ideas for other picture books! If there’s a book you think I should add, comment below!

Just a friendly reminder, I am an Amazon Affiliate, so if you decided to use the links below to purchase the books, I do get a commission.

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When Hillary Rodham Clinton Played Ice Hockey by Rachel Ruiz

Hillary Rodham Clinton (1947-) is a former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator. Bookshop Affiliate Link

What Do you do with a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan by Chris Barton

Barbara Jordan (1936-1996)  was a congresswoman who gave the opening speech for Richard Nixon’s impeachment investigation. Bookshop Affiliate Link

Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers by Sarah Warren

Dolores Huerta (1930-) is a civil rights activist, known for improving work conditions for migrant workers. Bookshop Affiliate Link

Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx by Jonah Winter

Sonia Sotomayor (1954-) is the first Latina Supreme Court Justice. Bookshop Affiliate Link

Making Their Voices Heard: The Inspiring Friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe by Vivian Kirkfield

Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) was a phenomenal jazz singer and a civil rights activist. Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) was a singer, actress, and to many, an unknown civil rights activist. Bookshop Affiliate Link

Fannie Lou Hamer: Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford

Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) was a civil and voting rights activist. Bookshop Affiliate Link

For the Right to Learn Malala Yousafzai’s Story by Rebecca Langston-George

Malala Yousafzai (1997-) is an education activist for women. Bookshop Affiliate Link

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-) is a Supreme Court Justice. Bookshop Affiliate Link

The Power of Her Pen: The Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne By Lesa Cline-Ransome

Ethel L. Payne (1911-1991) was a journalist and a White House press correspondent. Bookshop Affiliate Link

The Only Woman in the Photo: Frances Perkins & Her New Deal for America by Kathleen Krull

Frances Perkins (1880-1965) was the U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945. Bookshop Affiliate Link

Lizzie Demands a Seat!: Elizabeth Jennings Fights for Streetcar Rights By Beth Anderson

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Jennings (1827-1901)  was a teacher and civil rights activist. Bookshop Affiliate Link



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