Stories for International Women’s Day

Splash Read stories historical fiction short stories for kids. The stories are based on real events and intended to facilitate a discussion between parent and child or teacher and student. Each story teaches a lesson from the past and encourages critical thinking and problem solving.

Splash Read stories have been read thousands of times across the globe. Books in the series have been ranked in the top 10 Kindle Best Seller list as well as the #1 New Release. While readers of all ages will enjoy the stories, they are best for children ages 5-15.

The stories below are the best stories from our catalog to read on International Women’s Day.

Helen Keller Learns to Play Chess

  • Friendship
  • Overcoming Challenges
  • Goals and Accomplishments

Sojourner Truth Meets Abraham Lincoln

  • Civil War Hero
  • Freedom and Voting Privileges
  • Perseverance

Queen Lili’uokalani Writes a Song

  • Hawaiian Culture
  • Music
  • Overcoming Unexpected Challenges

Sandra Day O’Connor Gets a Job

  • Childhood of a Leader
  • Power of Determination
  • Education and Employment

Mother Teresa Visits Ethiopia

  • Humanitarian Work
  • Friendship
  • Hope

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Crushes Smallpox

  • Medicine
  • European Travel
  • Collaboration

Martha Hughes Cannon: America’s First Female State Senator

  • Childhood of a Leader
  • Suffrage
  • Medicine

Mary Jackson Builds a Wind Tunnel

  • STEM Experiments 
  • Education
  • Community Teamwork