Posted March 9, 2017

“We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. We call upon our sisters around the world to be brave–to embrace the strength within themselves and realize their full potential.” –Malala Yousafzai

To learn more about Women’s History Month, click here!

The Book of Heroines: Tales of History’s Gutsiest Gals (Stephanie Warren Drimmer): Looks at notable women and their accomplishments throughout history. Nonfiction.

Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse (Catherine Reef): A biography for young-adult readers on Florence Nightingale, the pioneering nurse best known for her work during the Crimean War, where she rectified horrifying conditions and made nightly rounds to check on patients, saving hundreds of lives and sparking worldwide healthcare reform. Biography.

Mae Jemison: Trailblazing Astronaut, Doctor, and Teacher (Linda Barghoon): The first African American woman to travel in space, Dr. Mae Jemison has broken barriers in science and medicine to become one of the most admired women worldwide. She became a doctor and worked in the Peace Corps until NASA invited her to join the astronaut program. Today, she is an important advocate for science in education, especially for girls and women. Biography.

Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science (Jeannine Atkins): A biographical novel in verse of three different girls in three different time periods who grew up to become groundbreaking scientists. Fiction.

Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead (Michelle Markel): Introduces young readers to the life and career of former New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Picture-book biography.

Women Who Changed the World: 50 Amazing Americans (Laurie Calkhoven): You'll meet 50 of the most influential and inspirational American women who had a lasting impact on our nation and the world. Starting with some of America's "Founding Mothers," like Pocahontas and Abigail Adams, and continuing up to the present day with game changers like Hillary Clinton, Oprah, and Misty Copeland, the book features a unique and diverse cast from all walks of life. Nonfiction.

My Beloved World (Sonia Sotomayor): Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor shares details about her life, discussing her childhood, education, health, career, appointment, and more. Autobiography.

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race (Margot Shetterly): Before John Glenn orbited Earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as 'human computers' calculated the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Nonfiction. Also available on audiobook CD.

« Back