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Read About Women's History and Women's Lives in March

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Buncombe County Public Libraries has put together a reading list for Women’s History Month to highlight both women who made an impact on our world and women authors creating their own heroines. All of these titles are available at your local library, in print or as a digital download. Celebrate Women’s History Month with a great read.

Women’s History Month Reading List - March 2023

Adult Fiction

  1. Roar by Cecilia Ahern
  2. The Power by Naomi Alderman
  3. Lost Lake by Sarah Addision Allen
  4. When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo
  5. Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey
  6. The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
  7. Matrix by Lauren Groff
  8. I Shall be Near to You by Erin Lindsay McCabe
  9. Circe by Madeline Miller
  10. The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell
  11. The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw
  12. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
  13. Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
  14. The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
  15. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Adult Non-Fiction

  1. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  2. Eastern Band Cherokee Women: Cultural Persistence in Their Letters and Speeches edited by Virginia Carney
  3. The Lady and the Panda: The True Adventures of The First American Explorer to Bring Back China's Most Exotic Animal by Vicki Constantine Croke
  4. Princess Noire: the Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone by Nadine Cohodas
  5. Bossypants by Tina Fey
  6. The Dirty Life: Farming, Food and Love by Kristin Kimball
  7. The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters , One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
  8. Bright Dead Things by Ada Limón
  9. Wildflower: An Extraordinary Life and Untimely Death in Africa by Mark Seal
  10. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
  11. North Carolina Women Making History by Margaret Suplee Smith
  12. Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino
  13. Good and Mad: the Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger by Rebecca Traister
  14. Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West
  15. When Women Were Birds by Terry Tempest Williams

Picture Books and Chapter Books for Kids

  1. Parker Looks Up: An extraordinary Moment by Parker Curry
  2. Stacey’s Extraordinary Words by Stacey Abrams
  3. Firefighter Flo by Andrea Zimmerman
  4. Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey Erin Entrade Kelly
  5. The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton
  6. J.R. Silver Writes Her World by Melissa Dassori

Picture Book Biographies for Kids

  1. The Tower of Life: How Yaffa Eliach Rebuilt her Town in Stories and Photographs by Chana Stiefel
  2. Finding My Dance by Ria Thundercloud
  3. Phenomenal AOC: The Roots and Rise of Alexandria Osasio-Cortez by Anika Denise
  4. Madame Alexander: The Creator of the Iconic American Doll by Susan Goldman Rubin
  5. A Perfect Fit: How 'Lena' Lane Bryant, Changed the Face of Fashion by Mara Rockliff
  6. Spectacular Sisters: Amazing Stories of Sisters from Around the World by Aura Lewis

Graphic Novels for Older Readers

  1. Goldie Vance series by Hope Larson
  2. Seen: Rachel Carson by Birdie Willis
  3. Sacagawea: Courageous Trailblazer! By James Buckley
  4. Ms. Marvel series by Willow Wilson
  5. Giant Days series by John Allison
  6. Squire by Sara Alfageeh

Chapter Books and Biographies for Older Readers

  1. Across the Desert by Dusti Bowling
  2. Undercover Latina by Aya De Leon
  3. All Four Quarters of the Moon by Shirley Marr
  4. The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera
  5. Internment by Samir Ahmed
  6. The Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley
  7. Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Penelope Bagieu (nonfiction)
  8. Dr. Wangari Maathai plants a forest by Corinne Purtill (Rebel Girls biography series)


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Updated Mar 10, 2023 04:19 PM
Published Mar 06, 2023 04:00 PM