For Women’s History Month we’re celebrating the women who inspire us in real life and on the page with this list of books featuring strong young women who are moving, fierce, emotional, loud, and beautiful—just like all the women and girls we know!
Black Canary: Breaking Silence by Alexandra Monir
The first-ever YA origin story of superhero Black Canary.
Blood Heir by Amélie Wen Zhao
Anastacya Mikhailov is a princess who does not need rescuing.
Breathless by Jennifer Niven
A compulsively readable novel about a young woman determined to write her own story—sex, heartbreak, family dramas, and all.
Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas
When the Bat’s away, the Cat will play. It’s time to see how many lives this cat really has.
Color Me In by Natasha Díaz
This coming of age story is about a girl who realizes she has her own voice, and her own choices.
Ember Queen by Laura Sebastian
In this thrilling conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Ash Princess series we learn that a queen never cowers.
Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett
The uplifting story of a teen falling in love and learning to live her truth.
Girl Crushed by Katie Heaney
This relatable queer rom-com is about the joys and heartbreak of falling in love and never quite falling out of it.
The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
Sometimes what makes a girl different is what makes her strong.
The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White
Nothing is as magical and terrifying as a girl.
Home Is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo
A mesmerizing novel in verse about family, identity, and finding yourself in the most unexpected places.
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
This heartbreakingly real depiction of sisterhood, grief, and family shows the incredible strength of a girl in the face of tragedy.
It’s All Love by Jenna Ortega
An uplifting and personal book from award-winning actress Jenna Ortega that will inspire you to lean into faith and love and family during life’s most difficult, and most joyous, moments.