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Women's History Month

 

History is our strength! Below are some of the many terrific books we recommend by and about incredible women.

The 2020 theme celebrates the women who have fought for woman’s right to vote in the United States. In recognition of the centennial of the 19th Amendment, the National Women's History Project will honor women from the original suffrage movement as well as 20th and 21st century women who have continued the struggle (fighting against poll taxes, literacy tests, voter roll purges, and other more contemporary forms of voter suppression) to ensure voting rights for all. Read more about this year's theme on the NWHP website.

Learn more about the history and celebration of Women's History Month here.

 

The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143128991
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Published: Penguin Books - March 5th, 2019

"Both a page-turning drama and an inspiration for every reader" -- Hillary Rodham Clinton

Soon to be a major television event, the nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.


Suffrage: Women's Long Battle for the Vote Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501165160
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 25th, 2020

Honoring the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the Constitution, this exciting history explores the full scope of the movement to win the vote for women through portraits of its bold leaders and devoted activists.

Distinguished historian Ellen Carol DuBois begins in the pre-Civil War years with foremothers Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B.


Suffragette: The Battle for Equality Cover Image
By David Roberts, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781536208412
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Published: Walker Books US - October 8th, 2019

A New York Times best-selling illustrator turns his talents to a lavish history of the women’s suffrage movement in the U.K. and the U.S. just in time for the hundredth anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment.


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Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 Cover Image
By Jonah Winter, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780385390286
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - July 14th, 2015

An elderly African American woman, en route to vote, remembers her family’s tumultuous voting history in this picture book publishing in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
 


Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780425291467
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Published: Puffin Books - January 7th, 2020

The United States of America is almost 250 years old, but American women won the right to vote less than a hundred years ago.

And when the controversial nineteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution-the one granting suffrage to women-was finally ratified in 1920, it passed by a mere one-vote margin.


Equality's Call: The Story of Voting Rights in America Cover Image
By Deborah Diesen, Magdalena Mora (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534439580
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Published: Beach Lane Books - February 18th, 2020

Learn all about the history of voting rights in the United States—from our nation’s founding to the present day—in this powerful picture book from the New York Times bestselling author of The Pout-Pout Fish.

A right isn’t right
till it’s granted to all…

The founders of the United States declared that consent


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Becoming Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781524763138
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Published: Crown - November 13th, 2018

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States
 
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WATCH THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER


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My Own Words Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501145254
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 7th, 2018

The New York Times bestselling book from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—“a comprehensive look inside her brilliantly analytical, entertainingly wry mind, revealing the fascinating life of one of our generation's most influential voices in both law and public opinion” (Harper’s Bazaar).

My Own Words “showcases Ruth Ginsburg


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We Should All Be Feminists Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9781101911761
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Published: Anchor - February 3rd, 2015

The highly acclaimed, provocative New York Times bestseller from the award-winning author of Americanah.


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My Beloved World Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780345804839
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Published: Vintage - January 7th, 2014

Destined to become a classic of self-invention and self-discovery--an inspiring gift for any new graduate.


She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World Cover Image
By Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524741723
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Published: Philomel Books - May 30th, 2017

Chelsea Clinton introduces tiny feminists, mini activists and little kids who are ready to take on the world to thirteen inspirational women who never took no for an answer, and who always, inevitably and without fail, persisted.
 


Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History Cover Image
By Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780399578861
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 27th, 2016

Educational and inspirational, this gift-worthy New York Times bestseller from the authors of Rad American Women A-Z, is a bold, illustrated collection of 40 biographical profiles showcasing extraordinary women from across the globe.
 


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Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062363602
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - December 6th, 2016

The #1 New York Times bestseller

The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Now a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.


Women, Race, & Class Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780394713519
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Published: Vintage - February 12th, 1983

A powerful study of the women's liberation movement in the U.S., from abolitionist days to the present, that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders. From the widely revered and legendary political activist and scholar Angela Davis.


She Takes a Stand: 16 Fearless Activists Who Have Changed the World (Women of Action) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781613730263
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Published: Chicago Review Press - August 1st, 2015

2016 VOYA Non-Fiction Honor List

In an age of “slacktivism” and fleeting social media fame, She Takes a Stand offers a realistic look at the game-changing decisions, high stakes, and bold actions of women and girls around the world working to improve their personal situations and the lives of others.
 
This inspiring collection of short b


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Bad Feminist: Essays Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062282712
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 5th, 2014

From the author of Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, the New York Times Bestseller and Best Book of the Year at NPR, the Boston Globe, Newsweek, and many more

A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay.


Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780761189138
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - March 7th, 2017

Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy.