Pick up one of these books to celebrate Women’s History Month or download a virtual copy!
The Suffragist Playbook: Your Guide to Changing the World by Lucinda Robb (YA 324.6 ROB)
Ever wondered how suffragists achieved the victory of the women’s right to vote? Take a look at their playbook to learn about some of the familiar strategies they used such as protests, marches, petitions, lobbying, and writing articles. You will also find information about key figures including Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and more.
I Am Malala: the Girl Who Stood up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai (YA B YOUSAFZAI, also available on Overdrive)
Read the incredible true story of Malala Yousafzai and her fight for the right to an education. After Malala was shot by the Taliban while riding the bus home from school, she had a miraculous recovery and she went on to become a global symbol for peaceful protest.
Fight Like a Girl: 50 Feminists Who Changed the World by Laura Barcella (
YA 305.42 BAR, also available on Access 360 and Hoopla )
This book discusses the history of feminist activism in the United States, celebrating those who paved the way. It also draws attention to others who are working hard to further the feminist cause today. Read about Marie Curie, Jane Goodall, Madonna, Rosa Parks, and more.
A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers, & Other Badass Girls by Jessica Spotswood (YA FIC TYRANNY, also available on Overdrive)
Take a trip across the United States on dogsleds, stagecoaches, and trains as you read about women making their own way through history. Read about pirate ships, marriage proposals, protests in Chicago in the 1960’s and more.
The Radical Element: 12 Stories of Daredevils, Debutantes, and Other Dauntless Girls by Jessica Spotswood (YA FIC RADICAL)
Read about the lives of 12 amazing women told by 12 different YA authors. Learn about women who stood up for themselves and their beliefs in many challenging situations throughout history while resisting society’s expectations.
Hidden Figures: the American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shatterly (YA 510.92 SHE also available on Hoopla)
Read this book to learn about the incredible female mathematicians who were known as “human computers”. These women used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate numbers that launched rockets and astronauts into space. Learn how these exceptionally talented women helped the United States achieve victory over the Soviet Union during the Cold War.