Books to Read for Women's History Month

Books for Women’s History Month to Add to Your Reading List

As we celebrate Women’s History Month we want to look back at the last year of change as well as the century before hand. This year, we’ve compiled a list of books you may want to read. From stories of inspiring women, to books that help you find your inner strength. If you’re looking for inspiration, or want to see how far we’ve come – here is a great list of books for you to add your reading list, or to your shelves to enjoy all year long.

Badass Affirmations: The Wit and Wisdom of Wild Women

If you affirm yourself every day, you can rule the world. More importantly, you can live a life filled with love, joy, fulfillment, and satisfaction thanks to your own positive self-regard. Badass Affirmations is the ultimate motivating, encouraging, and uplifting book to enjoy and share.

Create your own ideal life and build your self-esteem with positive daily affirmations. These very wise words have the power to touch our hearts, build confidence, make us laugh, and alleviate our stress―all while realizing the vast potential life has to offer.

Becca Anderson, bestselling author of The Book of Awesome Women, serves up a memorable and inspirational banquet of positive self-affirmations, delicious bon mots, encouraging quips, and unforgettable quotes from movie stars, musicians, politicians, and women writers. Everyone from Malala to Madonna to Michelle Obama weighs in on the meaning of life with badass wit and timeless wisdom.

When Women Run the World Sh*t Gets Done: Celebrating The Power of Women Now 

The Perfect Gift for Women Ready to Change the World

“This is a book about the power women have―and are using to help heal the broken bones of this beautiful world.” ―Sherry Richert Belul, author of Say it Now: 33 Creative Ways to Say I Love You to the Most Important People in Your Life

Packed with stories of ordinary women doing extraordinary things, this book is a must-have for any woman who has ever dreamt of a better world.

Be inspired by this compelling tour de force of sisterhood. Shelly Rachanow’s book is full of powerful, courageous women who are getting vitally important sh*t done. Dive into this empowering narrative and read about:

  • A trauma surgeon working to stem the epidemic of gun violence
  • A professor who ran for office to provide a better role model for her sons
  • An educator raising India’s poorest girls out of poverty
  • Teens fighting for clean water, inspiring future generations to continue their work
  • A group of firefighters training to trek across Antarctica, raising awareness for mental health and showing young girls that they are strong and can be anything they choose
  • Activists from around the world fighting the injustices of inequality and patriarchy

Get your copy of When Women Run The World Sh*t Gets Done

The Future of Science is Female: The Brilliant Minds Shaping the 21st Century

Women Scientists and Entrepreneurs You Should Know

“A book that is sure to inspire a new generation of girls in STEM. Educational and inspiring!” ─ Felicia DayNew York Times bestseller, American actress, gamer, writer, web series creator, and queen of the geeks.

#1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Inventions and History of Science and Biographies.

From saving the oceans to improving the rehabilitation and job prospects of people struggling in prison, these badass female scientists and entrepreneurs are changing the world.

Take a look at what the future holds—and how women are making it better. In The Future of Science is Female, author and award-winning journalist Zara Stone shares the fascinating, complicated stories of how a diverse group of powerful women got started—from the perspective of those still working it out as they go along. Take 22-year old Dominique Barnes, a female hero of the oceans. She was worried about all the dolphins and whales killed during shrimp farming, so the marine biologist created a tasty, affordable plant-based shrimp alternative. And she’s just one of the sheroes you will discover in The Future of Science is Female.

The Book of Awesome Women: Boundary Breakers, Freedom Fighters, Sheroes & Female Firsts

Women hold up half the sky and, most days, do even more of the heavy lifting, including childbearing and child-rearing. All after a long day at the office.

Women have always been strong, true heroes ─ sheroes, oftentimes unacknowledged.

As we shake off the last traces of a major patriarchal hangover, women are coming into their own. In the 21st Century, all women can fully embrace their fiery fempower and celebrate their no-holds-barred individuality.

It’s time to acknowledge the successful women of the world. From the foremothers who blazed trails and broke barriers, to today’s women warriors from sports, science, cyberspace, city hall, the lecture hall, and the silver screen, The Book of Awesome Women paints 200 portraits of powerful and inspiring role models for women and girls poised to become super women of the future.

The Book of Awesome Women Writers: Medieval Mystics, Pioneering Poets, Fierce Feminists and First Ladies of Literature

From the first recorded writer to current bestsellers, Becca Anderson, author of The Book of Awesome Women and Badass Affirmations, takes us through time and highlights women who have left their mark on the literary world. This expansive compilation of women writers is a chance to delve deeper into the lives and works of renowned authors and learn about some lesser known greats, as well.

Some of the many women writers you will love learning about include Maya Angelou, Jane Austen, Judy Blume, Rachel Carson, Nadine Gordimer, Margaret Mead, Joyce Carol Oates, and many, many more. The works of these awesome women writers vary greatly―each is as unique and significant as the women who penned them.

With the help of writers, editors, librarians, booksellers, and more, Anderson has crafted a must-read book for women everywhere.

Victory for the Vote: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage and the Century That Followed

In her book Victory for the Vote, Women’s history expert Doris Weatherford offers an engaging and detailed narrative history of women’s seven-decade fight for the vote—and the continuing current-day struggle for human rights and equality. This inspirational gift for women also features a foreword by Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House.

Victory for the Vote puts the fight for suffrage into contemporary context, discussing key challenges and issues for women in the decades that followed 1920, such as reproductive rights, the Equal Rights Amendment, and political power. It will also help readers to take pride in the struggles and accomplishments of strong women, understand and appreciate the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the Nineteenth Amendment, celebrate feminism, and recognize the challenges that still remain on the road to human rights for all.

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