27 More Feminist Picture Books

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Brandi Bailey

Staff Writer

Brandi can be found writing about books and dreaming up outfits on her blog, Book Style. She'll probably be reading something with mythology, Brits, unicorns, a feisty heroine, or (ideally) all of the above. She has lived in too many cities, but has settled down in Portland with her awesome husband and almost-as-awesome cat. Follow her on Instagram @PinkBBWhiskey.

To celebrate Picture Book Month, and in the spirit of remembering women are still strong and worth celebrating, too, I bring you 27 more feminist picture books. These books feauture cis-girls and trans girls, celebrate women and girls in politics and STEM fields, explore women and girls fighting their way into male-dominated fields. These books showcase the importance of female friendship, explore self-image and being your best self, and profile famous females. In short, these picture books are what the next generation of feminists need to know: this isn’t the end, women are still the future, and the full equality of the sexes is the only right way. And you know, you should read them to feel better, too. You can also check out my original roundup for more suggestions, if you’d like even more suggestions.

  1. The Day Gogo Went to Vote by Elinor Batezat SisuluThe Day Gogo Went to Vote by Elinor Batezat Sisulu, illustrated by Sharon Wilson
  2. Madam President by Lane Smith
  3. Little Kunoichi, The Ninja Girl by Sanae Ishida
  4. Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts
  5. Ruby’s Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges, illustrated by Sophie Blackall
  6. The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley SpiresThe Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
  7. Jane, the Fox, and Me by Fanny Britt, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
  8. The Water Princess by Susan Verde and Georgie Badiel, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
  9. The Secret Lives of Princesses by Philippe Lechermeier, illustrated by Rébecca Dautremer
  10. The Princess and the Warrior by Duncan TonatiuhThe Princess and the Warrior by Duncan Tonatiuh
  11. Just Us Women by Jeannette Caines, illustrated by Pat Cummings
  12. Hamster Princess series by Ursula Vernon
  13. Lena Likes Lizards by Liza Dora
  14. Tia Isa Wants a Car by Meg MedinaTia Isa Wants a Car by Meg Medina, illustrated by Claudio Munoz
  15. The Dragon and the Doctor by Barbara Danish
  16. A Hat for Mrs. Goldman by Michelle Edwards, illustrated by G. Brian Karas
  17. Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match by Monica Brown, illustrated by Sara Palacios
  18. Frida by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Ana Juan
  19. Malala Yousafzai- Warrior With Words by Karen Leggett AbourayaMalala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words by Karen Leggett Abouraya, illustrated by L. C. Wheatley
  20. I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas
  21. Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
  22. Miss Mary Reporting by Sue Macy, illustrated by C. F. Payne
  23. Drum Dream Girl by Margarita EngleDrum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Rafael López
  24. Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Meg Hunt
  25. A Pair of Twins by Kavitha Mandana, illustrated by Nayantara Surendranath
  26. The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy by Beatrice Alemagna
  27. Flossie and the Fox by Patricia McKissack, illustrated by Rachel Isadora