This category includes sites about well known and historically significant women. All sites are suitable for children and teens to read and use for enjoyment or for schoolwork. Biographies may be brief and sites may have several, perhaps connected by occupation, but the information contained should have the basic details, e.g., birth and death dates, some details of the life lived, major accomplishments, and so forth.
Children's Encyclopedia of Women
[ Kids ] Biographies of famous women written by third and fourth grade students.
Distinguished Women of Past and Present
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Tells the stories of hundreds of women who have helped to shape the course of history. Searchable by name or topic.
Joan of Arc - Maid of Heaven
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Quick facts with pictures and maps.
Mary Todd Lincoln Research Site
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Offers an overview of her life, trivia questions and pictures.
Open Collections Program: Women Working
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Brief biographical sketches of individuals who have made significant contributions to Women Working or whose manuscripts, diaries, letters, or archival materials have been digitized. From the Harvard University Library.
WIC - Biography Index
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Alphabetical listing of biographies provided by the Women’s International Center.
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