Women’s History Month

Updated March 1, 2024
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First : Sandra Day O'Connor
Thomas, Evan
She was born in 1930 in El Paso and grew up on a cattle ranch in Arizona. At a time when women were expected to be homemakers, she set her sights on Stanford University. When she graduated near the top of her class at law school in 1952, no firm would even interview her. But Sandra Day O'Connor's...
Formidable : American women and the fight for equality, 1920-2020
Griffith, Elisabeth
"An essential history of the struggle by both Black and white women to achieve their equal rights."--Hillary Rodham Clinton The Nineteenth Amendment was an incomplete victory. Black and white women fought hard for voting rights and doubled the number of eligible voters, but the...
Handprints on Hubble : an astronaut's story of invention
Sullivan, Kathy
The first American woman to walk in space recounts her experience as part of the team that launched, rescued, repaired, and maintained the Hubble Space Telescope. The Hubble Space Telescope has revolutionized our understanding of the universe. It has, among many other achievements, revealed...
Headstrong : 52 women who changed science-- and the world
Swaby, Rachel.
Fifty-two inspiring and insightful profiles of history's brightest female scientists. "Rachel Swaby's no-nonsense and neededHeadstrongdynamically profiles historically overlooked female visionaries in science, technology, engineering, and math."-Elle In...
Hell and other destinations : a 21st-century memoir
Albright, Madeleine Korbel
"Richly detailed. . . an intimate portrait of a diplomat." --New Yorker From the seven-time New York Times bestselling author and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright--among history's most admired and tireless public servants--a revealing, funny, and inspiring reflection...
Proving ground : the untold story of the six women who programmed the world's first modern computer
Kleiman, Kathy
Discover a fascinating look into the lives of six historic trailblazers in this World War II-era story of the American women who programmed the world's first modern computer. After the end of World War II, the race for technological supremacy sped on. Top-secret...
The queens of animation : the untold story of the women who transformed the world of Disney and made cinematic history
Holt, Nathalia
From the bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls, the untold, "richly detailed" story of the women of Walt Disney Studios, who shaped the iconic films that have enthralled generations (Margot Lee Shetterly, New York Times bestselling author of Hidden Figures...
Visionary women : how Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters changed our world
Barnet, Andrea
A Finalist for the PEN/Bograd Weld Prize for Biography Four influential women we thought we knew well--Jane Jacobs, Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters--and how they spearheaded the modern progressive movement This is the story of four visionaries who profoundly...
Women in white coats : how the first women doctors changed the world of medicine
Campbell, Olivia
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! For fans of Hidden Figures and Radium Girls comes the remarkable story of three Victorian women who broke down barriers in the medical field to become the first women doctors, revolutionizing the way women receive health care. ...
The women with silver wings : the inspiring true story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II
Landdeck, Katherine Sharp
"With the fate of the free world hanging in the balance, women pilots went aloft to serve their nation. . . . A soaring tale in which, at long last, these daring World War II pilots gain the credit they deserve."--Liza Mundy, New York Times bestselling author of Code...

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