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Women's History Month 2020

"To all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful, and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams." 

-Hillary Clinton

Celebrate Women's History Month with these book selections highlighting female empowerment and the inspiring stories of women past and present. 



Roaring Girls: The Forgotten Feminists of British History Cover Image
ISBN: 9780008266080
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Published: HQ - January 28th, 2020

'Extraordinary' Woman&Home

A Roaring Girl was loud when she should be quiet, disruptive when she should be submissive, sexual when she should be pure, 'masculine' when she should be 'feminine'.

Meet the unsung heroines of British history who refused to play by the rules.

In Praise of Difficult Women: Life Lessons From 29 Heroines Who Dared to Break the Rules Cover Image
By Karen Karbo, Cheryl Strayed (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781426220890
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Published: National Geographic - February 4th, 2020

This witty, irreverent paperback explores the legacies of 30 extraordinary women--from Frida Kahlo to Liz Taylor to Nora Ephron--who give inspiration and instruction.

The Illustrated Feminist (Postcard Book): 50 Postcards Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419741425
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - February 11th, 2020

What Every Girl Should Know: Margaret Sanger's Journey Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534419339
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 11th, 2020

“Historical fiction at its best.” —Kirby Larson, Newbery Honor winner
“An important, readable novel.” —Kirkus Reviews

This compelling historical novel spans the early and very formative years of feminist and women’s health activist Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, as she struggles to find her way amidst th

Icons: 50 Heroines Who Shaped Contemporary Culture (Inspirational Book about Strong Women, Empowering Book for Girls, Teens, and Women) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781797201351
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Published: Chronicle Chroma - February 25th, 2020

Icons features colorful portraits of 50 of the most admired women in the fields of music, politics, human rights, and film.

This diverse and inclusive collection features the world's most inspiring women, including Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Yayoi Kusama and so many more.

Jane Against the World: Roe v. Wade and the Fight for Reproductive Rights Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626721654
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 25th, 2020

From award-winning author Karen Blumenthal, Jane Against the World is deep and passionate look at the riveting history of the fight for reproductive rights in the United States.

Women Warriors: An Unexpected History Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807028339
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Published: Beacon Press - February 25th, 2020

Who says women don’t go to war? From Vikings and African queens to cross-dressing military doctors and WWII Russian fighter pilots, these are the stories of women for whom battle was not a metaphor.

Jailed for Freedom: A First-Person Account of the Militant Fight for Women's Rights Cover Image
By Doris Stevens, Angela P. Dodson (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780762470365
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - March 3rd, 2020

The 100th-anniversary special edition of Jailed for Freedom, the essential history and first-person account of the courageous and militant suffragists who fought for their right to vote.

The Incredible Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452173641
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 10th, 2020

This book chronicles the history of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and the stories of the first women to play professional baseball in a league of their own.

"In 1941, the world was at war, and with American men fighting overseas, the much needed pastime of professional baseball was in danger of extinction—until women stepped up to the plate."