Nonfiction > Chapter/Middle > Women

Elizabeth Alexander

Miss Crandall’s School for Young Ladies & Little Misses of Color 

Tracey Baptiste 

Madeleine L’Engle (Who Wrote That) 

Stephenie Meyer

Sharon Creech (Who Wrote That)

Sonia W. Black

Mae Jemison

Tonya Bolden

Take-Off: American All-Girl Bands During WWII 

And Not Afraid To Dare: The Stories of Ten African-American Women 

33 Things Every Girl Should Know About Women’s History: From Suffragettes to Skirt Lengths to the E.R.A. 

The Book of African American Women: 150 Crusaders, Creators, and Uplifters 

Muriel Miller Branch 

Pennies to Dollars: The Story of Maggie Lena Walker 

Gwendolyn Brooks


A’Lelia Perry Bundles 

Madam C.J. Walker: Entrepreneur 

Evelyn Coleman

The Riches of Oseola McCarty

Edwidge Danticat

Anacaona: Golden Flower, Haiti, 1490 

Alexis De Veaux 

Don’t Explain: A Story of Billie Holiday 

Shirley Graham Du Bois

The Story of Pocahontas 

The Story of Phillis Wheatley: Poetess of the Revolution 

Michelle Y. Green

A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie “Peanut” Johnson 

Eloise Greenfield 

Rosa Parks

Childtimes: A Three Generation Memoir

Nikki Grimes 

Portrait of Mary 

Tai Chi Morning 

Out of the Dark: Nikki Grimes    

Joyce Hansen

Women of Hope: African-Americans Who Made a Difference 

Philip Shaw Hart

Up in the Air: The Story of Bessie Coleman 

James Haskins

Rosa Parks: My Story 

I Am Rosa Parks 

Mabel Mercer: A Life 

Lena Horne 

Corazon Aquino: Leader of the Philippines

Katherine Dunham 

Fighting Shirley Chisholm

Black Stars: African American Women Scientists and Inventors 

Diana Ross; Star Supreme 

Toni Morrison: Magic Of Words 

Winnie Mandela

Barbara Jordan 

Rebecca O. Hayes

Private Cathay’s Secret 

KaaVonia Hinton 

Jacqueline Woodson 

Sharon M. Draper: Embracing Literacy 

Angela Johnson: Poetic Prose 

Garnet Nelson Jackson 

Selma Burke: Artist 

Maggie Walker: Business Leader 

Rosa Parks: Hero of Our Time 

Phillis Wheatley: Poet 

Mae Jemison

Find Where The Wind Goes: Moments From My Life 

Hannibal B. Johnson 

Mama Used to Say: Wit & Wisdom from the Heart & Soul

Lynda Jones

Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker: The Unlikely Friendship of Elizabeth Keckley and Mary Todd Lincoln 

Denise M. Jordan 

Susie King Taylor: Destined to Be Free

Errol Lloyd 

Treetops True Stories: This Is Me! Mel B!

Cookie Lommel 

Mary Church Terrell: Speaking Out for Civil Rights 

Patricia C. & Fredrick L. McKissack

Young, Black, and Determined: A Biography of Lorraine Hansberry 

Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I a Woman? 

Joseph D. McNair 

Leontyne Price (Journey to Freedom: The African American Library)

Barbara Jordan: African American Politician 

Walter Dean Myers

At Her Majesty’s Request: An African Princess in Victorian England 

Marilyn Nelson

Sweethearts of Rhythm

Miss Crandall’s School for Young Ladies & Little Misses of Color 

Rosa Parks 

Dear Mrs. Parks: A Dialogue with Today’s Youth

Quiet Strength: The Faith, the Hope, and the Heart of a Woman Who Changed a Nation

Rosa Parks: My Story

Diane Patrick

Coretta Scott King 

Lillie Patterson 

Oprah Winfrey: Talk Show Host and Actress

Coretta Scott King 

Ann Petry

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad 

Andrea Davis Pinkney

Let it Shine! Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters

A.P. Porter 

Jump at de Sun: The Story of Zora Neale Hurston 

Gregory Reed 

Dear Mrs. Parks: A Dialogue with Today’s Youth 

Quiet Strength: The Faith, the Hope, and the Heart of a Woman Who Changed a Nation

Jewell Parker Rhodes 

Porch Stories: A Grandmother’s Guide to Happiness 

Dorothy Marie Rice

The Seventeenth Child 

Allison Samuels 

What Would Michelle Do?: A Modern-Day Guide to Living with Substance and Style 

Ilyasah Shabazz 

Growing Up X

Ruth Ann Stewart 

Portia: The Life of Portia Washington Pittman, the Daughter of Booker T.  Washington 

Otha Richard Sullivan

Black Stars: African American Women Scientists and Inventors 

Natasha Tarpley 

Girl in the Mirror: Three Generations of Black Women in Motion

Morrie Turner 

Super Sistahs: Featuring The Accomplishments of African-American Women Past and Present 

Carole Boston Weatherford 

Becoming Billie Holiday 

Brenda Wilkinson

African American Women Writers