Book Shelf

Welcome to our book shelf where we share books, videos, and stories by and for girls. Have a story you want to share? We’d love to feature it here!

Girls Who Code by Reshema Saujani

No matter your interest—sports, the arts, baking, student government, social justice—coding can help you do what you love and make your dreams come true. Whether you’re a girl who’s never coded before, a girl who codes, or a parent raising one, this entertaining book, printed in bold two-color and featuring art on every page, will have you itching to create your own apps, games, and robots to make the world a better place.

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

New York Times bestselling author Margot Lee Shetterly’s book is now available in a new edition perfect for young readers. This is the amazing true story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program. “This story made me want to be really good at math” - CBS

I Dissent by Debbie Levy

Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime disagreeing: disagreeing with inequality, arguing against unfair treatment, and standing up for what’s right for people everywhere. This biographical picture book about the Notorious RBG, tells the justice’s story through the lens of her many famous dissents, or disagreements.

The Gutsy Girl by Caroline Paul

In The Gutsy Girl, the author shares her greatest escapades as well as those of other girls and women from throughout history, and offers engaging activities such as confidence-building stances, creating a compass, positive self-talk, and using crickets to estimate outside temperatures. Each section includes a place for girls to “journal” their adventures, thus encouraging a new generation to develop a zest for challenges and a healthy relationship to risk.

The Youngest Marcher by Cynthia Levinson

Nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks intended to go places and do things like anybody else. She was confident and bold and brave as can be, and hers is the remarkable and inspiring story of one child’s role in the Civil Rights Movement.

Sister Outsider by Audrey Lorde

“I loved how Lorde’s are structured and analytical as well as truthful to her experience as a black woman and an activist.”
- Corinne Bobb-Semple