International Women's Day booklist

Added 01 Mar 2022
Women in Leadership students

To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, we’ve created free classroom resources for both primary and secondary schools.

International Women’s Day booklist

Our booklist is brimming with inspiring reads and audiobooks for children and young people aged 3 to 18.

Titles include:

  • Girls Can Do Anything! by Carly Hart, illustrated by Ali Pie (Scholastic)
  • Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World by Kate Pankhurst (Bloomsbury)
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama (Viking)
  • Somebody Give This Heart A Pen by Sophia Thakur (Walker).

Our Behind the Cover audiobook club currently features Somebody Give this Heart a Pen as our book of the month. Watch Sophia Thakur introduce the book and talk about her inspiration.

You can also download our inspirational poster, which includes quotes provided by adults when asked what advice they would give to their younger self.

Women in Leadership webinar

Our Words for Work: Women in Leadership programme, run in partnership with Lancôme, aims to develop the literacy and leadership skills young women need to achieve their potential.

The Women in Leadership Panel brings together inspiring women to give insights into their careers and the importance of literacy within their career success and confidence. The next online event is for students aged 16+ and takes place on 31 March 2022. Book online now or email our Words for Work team for information.

Behind the Cover audiobook club

For women and non-binary readers aged 16 and over our Behind the Cover audio book club celebrates brilliant books with women at the centre of the story. The book club provides free access to audiobooks along with exclusive content from authors discussing their inspirations and writing process, their favourite books, and answers to book club questions.


Our research has explored the relationship between aspirations, literacy and gender for young people and adults; find out more in our report.