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Women's History Month

A selection of titles in celebration of this year's Women's History Month - March 2021.
 

The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781501178412
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019

Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them—women with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done.

She couldn’t have been more than seven or eight years old. “Go ahead, ask your question,” her father urged, nudging her forward.


Votes for Women!: American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616209889
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

“Lively . . . Defiant . . . Pulling back the curtain on 100 years of struggle . . . The women who shaped the American narrative come to life with refreshing attention to detail.”—The New York Times Book Review

For nearly 150 years, American women did not have the right to vote.


Suffrage: Women's Long Battle for the Vote Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501165184
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 23rd, 2021

Honoring the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the Constitution, this “indispensable” book (Ellen Chesler, Ms. magazine) 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, E


The Equivalents: A Story of Art, Female Friendship, and Liberation in the 1960s Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781524733056
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Published: Knopf - May 19th, 2020

The timely, never-before-told story of five brilliant, passionate women who, in the early 1960s, converged at the newly founded Radcliffe Institute for Independent Study and became friends as well as artistic collaborators, and who went on to shape the course of feminism in ways that are still felt today.


Kamala's Way: An American Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982175764
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 12th, 2021

A revelatory biography of the first Black woman to stand for Vice President, charting how the daughter of two immigrants in segregated California became one of this country’s most effective power players.

There’s very little that’s conventional about Kamala Harris, and yet her personal story also represents the best of America.


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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
 


Mighty Justice: My Life in Civil Rights Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616209551
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Published: Algonquin Books - November 5th, 2019

“Dovey Johnson Roundtree set a new path for women and proved that the vision and perseverance of a single individual can turn the tides of history.”
—Michelle Obama


Square Haunting: Five Writers in London Between the Wars Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451497796
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - April 7th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE • “A beautiful and deeply moving book.”—Sally Rooney, author of Normal People


Fighting for Space: Two Pilots and Their Historic Battle for Female Spaceflight Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538716045
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - February 18th, 2020

Spaceflight historian Amy Shira Teitel tells the riveting story of the female pilots who each dreamed of being the first American woman in space.

When the space age dawned in the late 1950s, Jackie Cochran held more propeller and jet flying records than any pilot of the twentieth century—man or woman.


Virginia Woolf: And the Women Who Shaped Her World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328683953
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - December 3rd, 2019

An insightful, witty look at Virginia Woolf through the lens of the extraordinary women closest to her.

How did Adeline Virginia Stephen become the great writer Virginia Woolf?


First: Sandra Day O'Connor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399589300
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 5th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The intimate, inspiring, and authoritative biography of Sandra Day O’Connor, America’s first female Supreme Court justice, drawing on exclusive interviews and first-time access to Justice O’Connor’s archives


Eleanor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781439192016
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 6th, 2020

New York Times Bestseller

Prizewinning bestselling author David Michaelis presents a “stunning” (The Wall Street Journal) breakthrough portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt, America’s longest-serving First Lady, an avatar of democracy whose ever-expanding agency as diplomat, activist, and humanitarian made her one of the world’s most widely admired a


The Double X Economy: The Epic Potential of Women's Empowerment Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374142629
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - July 21st, 2020

Winner of the 2020 Porchlight Business Book of the Year Award

One of The Guardian's Best Books of 2020. Finalist for the 2020 Royal Science Society Book Prize
and the 2020 Porchlight Business Book Awards. Longlisted for the 2020 Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year


Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328592798
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Published: Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books - March 5th, 2019

A New York Times Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year * A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice * A Time Best Book for Summer
 
Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing.


Finish the Fight!: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358408307
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Published: Versify - August 18th, 2020

New York Times bestseller! 

Who was at the forefront of women's right to vote? We know a few famous names, like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but what about so many others from diverse backgrounds—black, Asian, Latinx, Native American, and more—who helped lead the fight for suffrage?


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

From award-winning author Karen Blumenthal, Jane Against the World takes a deep and passionate look at the riveting history of the fight for reproductive rights in the United States—and how Roe v. Wade was only the beginning.


Women in Art: 50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World (Women in Science) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399580437
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 10th, 2019

Illustrated profiles of 50 pioneering female artists--from the 11th century to today--from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science.


Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781733329293
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Published: Rebel Girls - October 13th, 2020

The latest installment in the New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, featuring 100 immigrant women who have shaped, and will continue to shape, our world.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World is the third book in the New York Times bestselling series for children.


Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780997895827
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Published: Rebel Girls - November 20th, 2017

"This amazing book shows girls they can be anything they want." - Melinda Gates

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

This sequel to the sensational New York Times bestseller, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, showcases 100 brand-new bedtime stories of incredible women throughout history and around the world.

In this book, readers will embar


Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780997895810
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Published: Rebel Girls - November 10th, 2016

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL BOOK OF THE YEAR

The New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the lives of extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.


Althea Gibson: The Story of Tennis' Fleet-of-Foot Girl Cover Image
By Megan Reid, Laura Freeman (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062851093
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 21st, 2020

A spirited picture book biography about Althea Gibson, the first black Wimbledon, French, and U.S.


She Caught the Light: Williamina Stevens Fleming: Astronomer Cover Image
By Kathryn Lasky, Julianna Swaney (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062849304
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Published: HarperCollins - January 19th, 2021

From Newbery Honor–winning author Kathryn Lasky comes a nonfiction picture book about the stars! Lasky tells the inspiring true story of astronomer Williamina Fleming, who helped lay the foundations for modern astronomy and overcame impossible odds as an immigrant and a woman. For stargazers and trailblazers everywhere!


RESPECT: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534452282
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 25th, 2020

Winner of the Coretta Scott King Illustration Award! From a New York Times bestselling author and an acclaimed illustrator comes this vibrant portrait of Aretha Franklin that pays her the R-E-S-P-E-C-T this Queen of Soul deserves.

Aretha Franklin was born to sing.


The Power of Her Pen: The Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne Cover Image
By Lesa Cline-Ransome, John Parra (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481462891
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - January 14th, 2020

“A powerful story.” —The Horn Book

“A worthy addition to children’s biography collections.” —Booklist

“A solid treatment of an important but little-known figure, and it may prompt kids to think about the role and composition of a free press.” —BCCB

“Cline-Ransome t


Portrait of an Artist: Georgia O'Keeffe: Discover the Artist Behind the Masterpieces Cover Image
By Alice Wietzel (Illustrator), Lucy Brownridge
$16.99
ISBN: 9780711248793
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Published: Wide Eyed Editions - March 3rd, 2020

Fight of the Century: Alice Paul Battles Woodrow Wilson for the Vote Cover Image
By Barb Rosenstock, Sarah Green (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781629799087
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Published: Calkins Creek - February 25th, 2020

The fight for women's suffrage between women's rights leader Alice Paul and President Woodrow Wilson is creatively presented as a four-round boxing match in this energetic nonfiction picture book.


Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean (The Center for Cartoon Studies Presents) Cover Image
By S. S. Taylor, Ben Towle (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781368042871
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2020

"Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others." -Amelia Earhart


She Persisted: Harriet Tubman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593115664
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Published: Philomel Books - January 5th, 2021

Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds!


Who Was Rachel Carson? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448479590
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 30th, 2014

Though she grew up in rural Pennsylvania, Rachel Carson dreamed of the sea. In 1936 she began work with the Bureau of Fisheries and soon after published Under the Sea Wind, her first of many nature books. Her 1962 bestseller, Silent Spring, sent shockwaves through the country and warned of the dangers of DDT and other pesticides.


Who Was Sacagawea? (Who Was?) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448424859
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 18th, 2002

Sacagawea was only sixteen when she made one of the most remarkable journeys in American history, traveling 4500 miles by foot, canoe, and horse-all while carrying a baby on her back! Without her, the Lewis and Clark expedition might have failed.


Who Was Clara Barton? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Stephanie Spinner, Who HQ, David Groff (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448479538
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Published: Penguin Workshop - July 24th, 2014

Clarissa “Clara” Barton was a shy girl who grew up to become a teacher, nurse, and humanitarian.  At a time when few women worked outside the home, she became the first woman to hold a government job, as a patent clerk in Washington, DC.


Who Was Frida Kahlo? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448479385
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 26th, 2013

You can always recognize a painting by Kahlo because she is in nearly all--with her black braided hair and colorful Mexican outfits. A brave woman who was an invalid most of her life, she transformed herself into a living work of art.


Who Was Ida B. Wells? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780593093351
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 2nd, 2020

The story of how a girl born into slavery became an early leader in the civil rights movement and the most famous black female journalist in nineteenth-century America.


Who Was Julia Child? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Geoff Edgers, Carlene Hempel, Dede Putra (Illustrator), Nancy Harrison (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448482972
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 6th, 2015

Born in California in 1912, Julia Child enlisted in the Army and met her future husband, Paul, during World War II. She discovered her love of French food while stationed in Paris and enrolled in Le Cordon Bleu cooking school after her service. Child knew that Americans would love French food as much as she did, so she wrote Mastering the Art of French Cooking in 1961.


Beloved (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400033416
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding New York Times bestseller transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.


The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525562795
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Published: Vintage - January 14th, 2020

Here is Toni Morrison in her own words: a rich gathering of her most important essays and speeches, spanning four decades. 

“Profoundly insightful. . . . Speaks to today’s social and political moment as directly as this morning’s headlines.” —NPR


Mrs. Dalloway: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Virginia Woolf, Stella McNichol (Editor), Jenny Offill (Foreword by), Elaine Showalter (Introduction by), Elaine Showalter (Notes by)
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ISBN: 9780143136132
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Published: Penguin Classics - January 5th, 2021

A stunning new edition of Virginia Woolf's engulfing portrait of one day in a woman's life, featuring a new foreword by Jenny Offill, the New York Times bestselling author of Weather and Dept. of Speculation

A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition


Pride and Prejudice Cover Image
By Jane Austen, Vivien Jones (Editor), Vivien Jones (Introduction by), Tony Tanner (Introduction by), Vivien Jones (Notes by)
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ISBN: 9780141439518
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Published: Penguin Classics - December 31st, 2002

Austen's most popular novel, the unforgettable story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read