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Books To Read In Celebration Of Women’s History Month

Books To Read In Celebration Of Women’s History Month

Celebrating Women’s History Month is a wonderful opportunity to explore literature that highlights the achievements, struggles, and diverse experiences of women. Here’s a selection of books across various genres that you might consider reading.


The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

A foundational work of feminist philosophy that explores the social and historical construction of womanhood.

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

A collection of essays that critically examines contemporary culture and feminism, offering insights into the complexities of being a woman today.

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A powerful essay adapted from her TEDx talk, advocating for gender equality and challenging stereotypes.

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

A collection of essays and speeches by Audre Lorde, addressing issues of race, gender, sexuality, and activism.

I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

The autobiography of Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, recounting her fight for girls’ education in Pakistan.

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

The diary of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl who documented her experiences hiding from the Nazis during World War II, offering a poignant portrayal of resilience and hope.

My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

A memoir that chronicles Steinem’s journey as a feminist activist and her role in the women’s rights movement.


The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

A dystopian novel that explores themes of oppression, power, and reproductive rights, set in a society where women are subjugated.

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

An epistolary novel that follows the life of Celie, an African American woman in the early 20th century South, as she navigates racism, sexism, and abuse.

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

A multi-generational saga that traces the descendants of two half-sisters in Ghana and America, exploring the legacy of slavery and the resilience of women.

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

A novel that delves into the complex relationships between Chinese immigrant mothers and their American-born daughters, exploring themes of identity and cultural heritage.

And Then You Apply Ice: Stories by Pamela Gwyn Kripke

The women and girls in these twenty-one stories encounter hurt—to their emotions, bodies, beliefs and ideas—confronting who they are or will become. Their predicaments reveal the subtleties of human interaction, the power in one’s decisions and ultimately, the complex resilience that imbues women’s lives. A captivating look at managing transgression, the collection is an honest, funny and astute portrayal of the female experience.

Copper Sky by Milana Marsenich

The feminine spirit of the West comes alive in early twentieth century Montana. Set in the Copper Camp of Butte, Montana in 1917, Copper Sky tells the story of two women with opposite lives. Kaly Shane, mired in prostitution, struggles to find a safe home for her unborn child, while Marika Lailich, a Slavic immigrant, dodges a pre-arranged marriage to become a doctor. As their paths cross, and they become unlikely friends, neither knows the family secret that ties them together.


The Collected Poems of Sylvia Plath

A collection of poetry by Sylvia Plath, offering insight into her complex inner world, experiences as a woman, and struggles with mental illness.

Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire

A collection of poetry that explores themes of womanhood, immigration, and identity through a contemporary lens.

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