12 Picture Book Biographies of Truly Amazing Women

by Laura Lambert

Picture this: A girl, not unlike someone might you know, who took what could have been an ordinary life and turned it into something extraordinary. These 12 women changed the world in a way that only they could — through their words, their actions, their talents, their ideas, and their resilience. And these 12 picture book biographies bring their worlds to life for some of our littlest readers.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2019 and updated in 2024.