The ABCs of Women's History


By Rio Cortez

By Lauren Semmer

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$24.99 CAD

In a beautiful picture book brimming with G for Groundbreaking women, writer and poet Rio Cortez and illustrator Lauren Semmer celebrate all the joys, challenges, and historic forward movement of women’s history in the United States.

This is a book of people, of ideas, of accomplishments and events. It’s a book about Artists, Activists and Allies, about Civil Rights and Choice, about Freedom Fighters, Headliners, Justice and Labor. It’s about historic moments—Kamala Harris being sworn in as the first African-American and first Asian-American Vice President of the United States; Title IX passing through Congress; Seneca Falls where the first women’s rights convention was held; the Riot Grrrls movement, and so much more.

The ABCs of Women’s History is a story of persistence. It’s a story of pride. And it’s a story of progress. This book celebrates the disruptors, the dreamers, the determined, and the do-it-yourself-ers who continue to inspire the next generation of women to build a brighter, better tomorrow.

On Sale
Feb 4, 2025
Page Count
64 pages

Rio Cortez

Rio Cortez

About the Author

Rio Cortez is a writer and Pushcart-nominated poet who has received fellowships from Poet's House, Cave Canem, and CantoMundo foundations. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Los Angeles Review of BooksThe Miami Rail, and Mother Magazine, among others. Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Rio writes and lives in Harlem, USA.


Lauren Semmer is an artist, children’s book illustrator, and designer. She studied drawing at St. Paul College of Visual Arts and art history at New York University. Lauren’s bright and charming work is featured on everything from kid’s wall art to children’s apparel. She lives in Manhattan with her family. 

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