Women's History

March is Women's History Month. Check out these stories of amazing women and their contributions and successes.

Updated October 6, 2023
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The light we carry : overcoming in uncertain times
Obama, Michelle
THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Her life. Her learnings. Her toolkit to live boldly. How do we build enduring and honest relationships? How can we discover strength and community inside our differences? What do we do when it all...
Educated
Westover, Tara.
THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER A BETWEEN THE COVERS PICK Selected as a book of the year by AMAZON, THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN, NEW YORK TIMES, ECONOMIST, NEW STATESMAN, VOGUE, IRISH TIMES,...
The woman they could not silence : Elizabeth Packard's incredible fight for freedom, and the men who tried to make her disappear
Moore, Kate
From the internationally bestselling author of The Radium Girls comes a dark but ultimately uplifting tale of a woman whose incredible journey still resonates today. Elizabeth Packard was an ordinary Victorian housewife and mother of six. That was, until the first Woman's...
Ms. Gloria Steinem : a life
Conkling, Winifred
Throughout the years, Gloria Steinem is perhaps the single-most iconic figure associated with women's rights, her name practically synonymous with the word "feminism." Documenting everything from her boundary-pushing journalistic career to the foundation of Ms. magazine to...
Femina : a new history of the Middle ages, through the women written out of it
Ramirez, Janina
THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE CUNDILL HISTORY PRIZE 'Revelatory' GUARDIAN 'A firecracker somehow captured between two covers' LUCY WORSLEY An instant bestseller and one of the most celebrated history books...
Between two kingdoms : what almost dying taught me about living
Jaouad, Suleika.
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER We all face moments that bring us to our knees- heartbreak, trauma, illness. When things don't go to plan this is the book to reach for - an inspirational memoir about what the struggle to survive teaches us about how to live.<...
Climate champions : 15 women fighting for your future
Sarah, Rachel
These 15 contemporary climate champions are on the frontlines of science to create a sustainable future on Earth. They are climate scientists, journalists, professors, academics, researchers, and policy makers from around the world who draft policies with real-world...
The exceptions : Nancy Hopkins, MIT, and the fight for women in science
Zernike, Kate
'Outstanding' Bonnie Garmus, bestselling author of Lessons in Chemistry The remarkable untold story of how a group of sixteen determined women used the power of the collective and the tools of science to inspire ongoing radical change. This is a triumphant account of...
Revolutionary women : 50 women of color who reinvented the rules
Shen, Ann
Revolutionary Women celebrates the amazing stories of 50 women of color who pushed boundaries, rewrote the rules, and inspired women everywhere to follow in their footsteps. Discover the remarkable true stories of a diverse group of women who were trailblazers and leaders...
Finding me
Davis, Viola
OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK * A HARPERS BAZAAR BEST BOOK OF 2022 * A PARADE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK * A MARIE CLAIRE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK "It's clear from the first page that Davis is going to serve a more intimate, unpolished account than is typical of the average (often ghost-written)...
Quietly hostile : essays
Irby, Samantha
The No 1 New York Times bestselling essayist is back, on point, and ready to be the friend in print we all look forward to spending a little more time with.
When women ruled the world : six queens of Egypt
Cooney, Kara
This riveting narrative explores the lives of six remarkable female pharaohs, from Hatshepsut to Cleopatra--women who ruled with real power--and shines a piercing light on our own perceptions of women in power today. Female rulers are a rare phenomenon--but thousands of years ago...

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