It’s March and that means that warmer weather is ahead, spring is upon us, and it’s time to celebrate Women’s History Month. Women’s History Month is a month-long celebration of women and all their achievements and contributions to history. 

In celebration, the North Bergen Public Library has put together a themed book list that features books, not only about famous women in history, but also books featuring strong female characters. 

Picture Books

Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty

Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in Brooklyn by Jonah Winter

Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales

Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio

Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood

Chapter Books

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison

El Deafo by Cece Bell

What Is the Women’s Rights Movement by Deborah Hopkinson

She Persisted Around the World by Chelsea Clinton

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

YA Books

Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson

Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World by Mackenzi Lee

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 

Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafazi

Adult Books

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly. 

My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Together We Rise: The Women’s March: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World by Women’s March Organizers and Conde Nast

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

For these books and more, check out the North Bergen Free Public Library for all your reading needs!

All branches of the North Bergen Library will be closed on Friday, December 8, 2023 for staff development.