Your YA Reading List for Women’s History Month 2024

In honor of Women’s History Month, we are highlighting some recent and upcoming YA books that celebrate the diversity of the female experience. From YA historical fiction that honors past generations of strong women and their fight to escape society’s restrictions to contemporary YA that depicts modern women standing up against misogyny and discrimination, these titles will remind you that every woman has a unique story to tell, and that all these stories need to be shared and amplified.

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Girls Who Green the World

Girls Who Green the World

By Diana Kapp

Part biography, part guidebook to the contemporary environmental movement, this book is the perfect gift for future and current activists and changemakers! Girls Who Green the World features the inspiring stories of 34 revolutionaries fighting for our future!

Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers

Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers

By Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama’s worldwide bestselling memoir, Becoming, is now adapted for young readers. This is an honest and fascinating account of Michelle Obama’s life led by example. She shares her views on how all young people can help themselves as well as help others, no matter their status in life. She asks readers to realize that no one is perfect, and that the process of becoming is what matters, as finding yourself is ever evolving. In telling her story with boldness, she asks young readers: Who are you, and what do you want to become?

Beyond the Mapped Stars

Beyond the Mapped Stars

By Rosalyn Eves

In the late nineteenth-century American West, Elizabeth tries to reconcile her dreams of being an astronomer with her conservative community’s expectation that she focus only on marriage and motherhood.

Great or Nothing

Great or Nothing

By Joy McCullough, Caroline Tung Richmond, Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood

This YA reimagining of Little Women takes places in 1942 as America is reeling from the attack on Pearl Harbor and the March family has suffered a heartbreaking loss. Great or Nothing was written by four YA authors, each of whom crafts the narrative of one March sister. This book will delight longtime Little Women fans, introduce a new generation of readers to this beloved family, and celebrate sisterhood and self-discovery.

Does My Body Offend You?

Does My Body Offend You?

By Mayra Cuevas, Marie Marquardt

Malena and her family fled Puerto Rico for Florida after Hurricane Maria. Ruby, a student at Malena’s new school, is a feminist rebel looking for a cause. When Ruby notices that Malena is being singled out for breaking the dress code, she wants to help. Together, these young women will have to negotiate their shared activism, their cultural differences, and their friendship.

The Gilded Ones #3: The Eternal Ones

The Gilded Ones #3: The Eternal Ones

By Namina Forna

The dazzling finale to the groundbreaking, New York Times bestselling Gilded Ones series. One girl holds the power to defeat the gods—but can she become one?

Off the Record

Off the Record

By Camryn Garrett

When Josie, a teen journalist, wins a contest to write a profile of a famous actor, she’s elated. But as she researches her piece, she begins to hear disturbing stories about sexual harassment and abuse in Hollywood that she finds impossible to ignore. Josie wants to give these women a platform, but fears that doing so could end her career before it even begins.

The Silver Blonde

The Silver Blonde

By Elizabeth Ross

After the end of World War II, Clara is working as a vault girl, shelving reels of film in a Hollywood studio. When she stumbles on the body of a movie star, she’ll have to solve a murder and come to terms with the difficulties of being a German American woman in the 1940s.

Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim

Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim

By Patricia Park

Coming 03.26.24

Alejandra Kim doesn’t feel like she belongs anywhere. At her wealthy Manhattan high school, her súper Spanish name and súper Korean face do not compute to her mostly white “woke” classmates and teachers. In her Jackson Heights neighborhood, she’s not Latinx enough. Even at home, Ale feels unwelcome. And things at home have only gotten worse since Papi’s body was discovered on the subway tracks.

Dear Medusa

Dear Medusa

By Olivia A. Cole

Coming 03.12.24

Sixteen-year-old Alicia Rivers is follwed by whispers throughout the hallways at school—whispers that splinter into a million different insults that really mean: a girl who has had sex. But what her classmates don’t know is that Alicia was sexually abused by a popular teacher, and that trauma has rewritten every cell in her body into someone she doesn’t recognize. But when mysterious letters left in her locker hint at another victim, Alicia struggles to keep up the walls she’s built around her trauma. At the same time, her growing attraction to a new girl in school makes her question what those walls are really keeping out.

American Royals IV: Reign

American Royals IV: Reign

By Katharine McGee

A queen’s life hangs in the balance, and her siblings’ decisions—about what to do, and most of all, who to love—could change the course of history. Romance. Duty. Power . . . only one can triumph in this stunning conclusion to the New York Times bestselling American Royals series.

Her Radiant Curse

Her Radiant Curse

By Elizabeth Lim

From the critically acclaimed author of Six Crimson Cranes comes a fantasy tale of two sisters—one as beautiful as the other is monstrous—who must fight to save each other when a betrothal contest gone wrong unleashes an evil that could sever their bond forever!

Plan A

Plan A

By Deb Caletti

A sixteen-year-old girl’s road trip across the country to get an abortion becomes a transformative journey of vulnerability, strength, and above all, choice. From the acclaimed author of A Heart in a Body in the World, this is both an achingly tender love story and a bold, badly needed battle cry about bodily autonomy and the experiences that connect us.

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

By Erika L. Sánchez

A “stunning” (America Ferrera) YA novel about a teenager coming to terms with losing her sister and finding herself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican American home.

The Sun Is Also a Star

The Sun Is Also a Star

By Nicola Yoon

Coming 04.02.24

The #1 New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist from the bestselling author of Everything, Everything will have you falling in love with Natasha and Daniel as they fall in love with each other!

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