Women's History Month

Wayside is committed to creating inclusive Comprehension-based™ readers featuring characters from all walks of life.

For Women's History Month and beyond, we present fiction and non-fictions readers highlighting strong, historical, female protagonists. Enjoy these stories with your learners!

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is one of Mexico’s greatest artists, expressing her pain through her art, including 55 self-portraits. To this day, she remains an icon of strength, courage, and audacity.
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Marie-Antoinette et le collier de la mort

A political pawn in a dangerous game, Marie-Antoinette’s life was never her own. This story is one of history’s most dramatic falls from grace.
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This is the inspiring account of one woman and her sisters, the “Butterflies,” who defied their fear and raised their voices, courageously becoming an inspiration to the world.
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Mujeres extraordinarias

Beatrice ‘Bebe’ Vio, Yusra Mardini, Sonita Alizadeh, Irena Sendler, Petra Herrera, and Clemantine Wamariya are all examples of strong young women who used their passionate spirits and powerful voices to inspire and advocate for others.
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Moroccan-German Rapper Hanan “Namika” Hamdi comes to understand that having two cultures is a precious gift. Her love of music helps her find herself, and her music communicates powerful messages of acceptance, love, and family.
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Selena Quintanilla was considered the "Queen of Tejano Music." Not only did she break cultural barriers as a Mexican-American, but she also fought to claim her space as a woman in a man’s world.
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Swedish activist Greta Thunburg stands out as a young woman of incredible conviction who demands that governments strengthen their actions to mitigate climate change. Become inspired by what she, and others, are doing to protect the environment.
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Viaje sin retorno

Viaje sin retorno is based on the life of Isabel Godin des Odonais, who journeyed across South America through the Amazon River basin and was the only member of her expedition party to survive.
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Vidas impactantes

A collection of biographies includes three inspirational women: Azucena Villaflor; an Argentine mother who never gave up the search for her missing son; María Reiche; a woman who revealed the secrets of history after getting fired from her job; and Celia Cruz, the Queen of Salsa, who defied the Cuban government forcing her to leave her family behind.
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