Women and Gender equality

Inspirational women to discover

Books about women, by women

  • Kate Pankhurst is a childrens author, and a relative of Emmeline Pankhurst, famous Suffragette leader. She has written a series of 'Fantastically Great Women' books with illustrations about inspirational women.
  • Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a book for girls about one hundred incredible women, famous or not who have done incredible things. Empowering, moving and inspirational true fairy tales for heroines who don't need rescuing!
  • Doesn't matter how old you are, or your reading ability there is a book about the suffragettes for you. Why not try Reading Planet's 'Suffragettes - Their fight for the vote!' from Rising Stars for children 7-11 years.
  • 'Girl, Woman, Other' by Bernadine Evaristo was the 2019 Booker prize winner with this title about modern Britain and black womanhood. You can also read more from Bernadine Evaristo.
Girl of 12 yearswearing a hijab, in a classroom using a tablet