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|
|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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