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Read all about: Wonder Women

Read all about: Wonder Women

February marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 and to celebrate this we have created a list of some of our favourite books about inspirational women. The Representation of the People Act of 1918 granted the vote to certain women over the age of 30 – the first time women could vote!

You can get involved too – you can read some of the books on our list or do your own research on wonderful women.

Take a look at some of our recommendations:


The Little Trailblazer by Joan Holub
Learn all about influential women who changed history in this colourful book – it’s perfect for trailblazers-in-training!

Paving the way
to a future that’s bright.
Helping the world
with their skills, smarts, and might.
Little trailblazers cause great big changes.


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. For a while she was the only female justice (judge) on the Supreme Court in America.


Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she’s a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her Great, Great Aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal—to fly—Rosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt’s dream come true.


Little People, Big Dreams: Frida Kahlo by Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Frida began painting from her bedside and created over 140 works. This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Frida’s life at the back.

Reaching the Stars: Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls by Liz Brownlee

This feisty collection of brand-new poems is a celebration of the achievements of women and girls throughout history. It includes poems about Malala Yousafzai, Rosa Parks, Margaret Hamilton, Ada Lovelace, Helen Keller, Mary Shelley, Edith Cavell and many more.


Make More Noise by various

An incredible collection of brand new short stories, from ten of the UK’s very best storytellers, celebrating inspirational girls and women, being published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the UK

We hope that you enjoy reading these fantastic books – how many wonder women will you discover?

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