Check It Out: Women’s History Month

The Check It Out series highlights the most popular texts on LightSail, around a specific monthly theme or topic, based on our user data. Every month we’ll share which books LightSail readers can’t stop checking out. These insights help us curate book lists for our schools that we know will keep students engaged and growing.

We’re right in the middle of Women’s History Month, celebrating leaders such as Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott, Rosa Parks, and countless more.  Through their contributions to human rights and efforts to establish equality,  these women have shaped our modern world. With so many powerful stories to experience, LightSail readers have been choosing titles featuring strong female protagonists from countries around the world, many of which focus on the fight against different forms of oppression. Read on to find out more!

Check out the top 15 titles on LightSail related to Women’s History Month:

Title          Checkouts       Lexile    # of pages
1. Fair Play for Women in Sports* 948 450L 9
2. Number the Stars 662 670L 89
3. Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad* 644 200L 9
4. Famous Artists: Frida Kahlo* 570 430L 10
5. Stargirl 452 590L 140
6. Matilda 398 840L 131
7. Amelia Earhart 393 690L 34
8. Jane Goodall: A Friend of the Chimpanzees* 333 410L 10
9. Florence Nightingale* 227 430L 10
10. Eleanor Roosevelt 167 560L 34
11. Who Was Rosa Parks? 153 700L 42
12. Before We Were Free 93 890L 147
 13. Rickshaw Girl 86   730L 50 
14. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry   77  920L 177 
15. Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses and Other Female Villains  53   800L  174
*For LightSail users, these Antares Reading texts are free as a part of the complimentary LightSail Library!

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