In honor of Women’s History Month we have created a list of books by and about wonderful women from our past and present and from all over the world. Included are titles both fiction and non-fiction that tell us stories of incredible women who have changed the world and used their voice to create a positive change in the world. Let us celebrate them this month and every month by reading and sharing their stories!
A fresh and brilliantly told memoir from a cult favorite comic artist, marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst, and great books.
This breakout book by Alison Bechdel is a darkly funny family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with Bechdel's sweetly gothic drawings.$16.00ISBN: 9780316322423Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Back Bay Books - June 2nd, 2015
A MEMOIR BY THE YOUNGEST RECIPIENT OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
As seen on Netflix with David Letterman
"I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday."
$17.00ISBN: 9780385346979Availability: Ships to Our Store in 1-5 DaysPublished: Broadway Books - April 30th, 2013
The bestselling, seminal work of trans literature: a story of love, sex, selfhood, and understanding from Jennifer Finney Boylan
$17.00ISBN: 9780307275202Availability: Ships to Our Store in 1-5 DaysPublished: Anchor - September 4th, 2007
In Unbowed, Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai recounts her extraordinary journey from her childhood in rural Kenya to the world stage. When Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement in 1977, she began a vital poor people’s environmental movement, focused on the empowerment of women, that soon spread across Africa.$16.95ISBN: 9781602233706Availability: Ships to Our Store in 1-5 DaysPublished: University of Alaska Press - February 16th, 2019“No Natives or Dogs Allowed,” blared the storefront sign at Elizabeth Peratrovich, then a young Alaska Native Tlingit. The sting of those words would stay with her all her life.$19.95ISBN: 9781788737326Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Verso - November 12th, 2019
"It would be an endless task to trace the variety of meannesses, cares, and sorrows, into which women are plunged by the prevailing opinion that they were created rather to feel than reason, and that all the power they obtain, must be obtained by their charms and weakness." —Mary Wollstonecraft$16.95ISBN: 9781454920007Availability: Ships to Our Store in 1-5 DaysPublished: Sterling Children's Books - May 16th, 2017
"If you've got a good idea, and you know it's going to work, go ahead and do it."
The inspiring story of Grace Hopper--the boundary-breaking woman who revolutionized computer science--is told told in an engaging picture book biography.$8.95ISBN: 9780525434801Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Anchor - May 1st, 2018
A powerful statement about feminism today from the author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists.$16.00ISBN: 9780147514011Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Puffin Books - August 28th, 2014
Louisa May Alcott's classic tale of four sisters in a deluxe hardcover edition, with beautiful cover illustrations by Anna Bond, the artist behind world-renowned stationery brand Rifle Paper Co.$11.99ISBN: 9781524700515Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Ember - March 5th, 2019
National Book Award Finalist!
Instant New York Times Bestseller!
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian meets Jane the Virgin in this poignant but often laugh-out-loud funny contemporary YA about losing a sister and finding yourself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican American home.$17.99ISBN: 9781524741723Availability: Ships to Our Store in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.
$9.99ISBN: 9781681191072Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Bloomsbury YA - June 5th, 2018
2018 Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner
"Timely and timeless." --Jacqueline Woodson
"Important and deeply moving." --John Green
Acclaimed author Renee Watson offers a powerful story about a girl striving for success in a world that too often seems like it's trying to break her.$17.00ISBN: 9780802156983Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Grove Press, Black Cat - November 5th, 2019
NATIONAL BESTSELLER$18.99ISBN: 9780743246989Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster - August 12th, 2003
The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now with a new introduction from the author.
An engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience i$26.00ISBN: 9780593083338Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Viking - March 10th, 2020
"At the same time that [Solnit] describes her forays into her past, she invites us to connect pieces of her story to our own, as a measure of how far we've come and how far we have left to go." —Jenny Odell, The New York Times Book Review$15.99ISBN: 9780316505093Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Hachette Books - January 21st, 2020NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEREvicted meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land's memoir about working as a maid, a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America. Includes a foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich.$17.99ISBN: 9781536206791Availability: Ships to Our Store in 1-5 DaysPublished: Candlewick - March 10th, 2020
Newbery Medalist Avi brings us mud-caked, tent-filled San Francisco in 1848 with a willful heroine who goes on an unintended — and perilous — adventure to save her brother.$16.00ISBN: 9781555977887Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Graywolf Press - October 3rd, 2017
Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction
“[These stories] vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange.”—Roxane Gay
“In these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales, Machado gives literal shape to women’s memories and hunger and desire. I couldn’t put it down.”—Karen Russell