Family Audiobooks for Women’s History Month
Dream Big: Family Audiobooks for Women’s History Month

It’s a good thing Florence Nightingale didn’t listen when her parents tried to talk her out of becoming a nurse, and that Marian Anderson didn’t let anything come between her and her phenominal singing voice. There are so many change makers, risk takers, and innovators to celebrate during Women’s History Month! Inspire young readers and listeners with audiobooks about real-world heroines, as well as select fiction that illuminates the voices of young women and girls.

When Florence Nightingale decided as a teenager that she wanted to become a nurse, her parents tried to talk her out of it, claiming that it wasn’t a suitable profession for a woman. But she persisted in her career and went on to save countless lives, and is widely considered to be the founder of modern nursing.

Author: Ibi Zoboi
Read By: Robin Miles and Ibi Zoboi

Ibi Zoboi illuminates the young life of renowned author Octavia E. Butler in Star Child. Born into the Space Race, the Red Scare, and the dawning Civil Rights Movement, Butler experienced an American childhood that shaped her into a groundbreaking storyteller whose novels continue to challenge and delight fifteen years after her death.

When renowned classical singer Marian Anderson wasn’t allowed to sing at a theater in Washington, DC, because she was Black, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt invited her to sing at the Lincoln Memorial, at a concert attended by thousands of people. Marian went on to sing around the world, inspiring countless people along the way.

Read by a Full Cast. A 2021 National Parenting Product Awards Winner. The third installment in the New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, featuring 100 immigrant women who have shaped, and will continue to shape, our world. Including Gloria Estefan, Josephine Baker, Madeleine Albright, Rihanna, and more!

In this tender-hearted novel in verse, a farm-working girl with big dreams meets activist Dolores Huerta and joins the 1965 protest for workers’ rights. An inspiring tale with echoes of historical events that features a girl raising her voice to advocate for herself and others.

Author: Kate Messner
Read By: Angela Butler

In 1920, Susan B. Anthony passed a law that gave voting rights to women in the United States, right? Wrong! Susan B. Anthony wasn’t even alive when the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified. The truth is, it took millions of women to get that amendment into law. Acclaimed author Kate Messner smashes history by exploring the little-known details behind the fight for women’s suffrage.

In this novel-in-verse, Shakespeare’s dead teenage heroines compare their experiences and retell the stories of their lives. Bestselling author Joy McCullough offers a brilliant testement to how young women can support each other and reclaim their stories in the aftermath of trauma.

Author: Kelly Yang
Read By: Sura Siu

From New York Times bestselling author Kelly Yang comes Yes We Will, a picture book adapted for audio about Asian American changemakers—from musicians to astronauts to politicians–doing everything they dreamed of and inspiring all of us to reach for new heights.

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