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Women's History Month Reads

Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History Cover Image
By Sam Maggs, Jenn Woodall (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781683690726
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Published: Quirk Books - October 2nd, 2018

A fun and feisty tour of famous girl BFFs from history who stuck together and changed the world.


Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781683690252
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Published: Quirk Books - March 6th, 2018

This paperback edition offers true tales of these take-charge princesses plus dozens more in a fascinating read that’s perfect for history buffs, feminists, and anyone seeking a different kind of bedtime story.


A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781635572612
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - January 15th, 2019

A Publishers Weekly Top 10 History Title for the season
Booklist's Top 10 Diverse Nonfiction titles for the year
BookRiot's "50 Must-Read Poetry Collections"
Most Anticipated Books of the Year--The Rumpus, Nylon


Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781632170576
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Published: Sasquatch Books - October 11th, 2016

A national bestseller, this gorgeously illustrated letterpress-inspired book combines feminist history with a vision for a better future. Dead Feminists is a lushly illustrated and inclusive celebration of inspiring women who transformed the world and created social change.
 


Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781607749769
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Published: Ten Speed Press - July 26th, 2016

It’s a scientific fact: Women rock!
 


A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America's Schools Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781541697331
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Published: Basic Books - May 15th, 2018

A new history of school desegregation in America, revealing how girls and women led the fight for interracial education


Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541697225
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Published: Basic Books - November 7th, 2017

"Sarah Gristwood has written a masterpiece that effortlessly and enthrallingly interweaves the amazing stories of women who ruled in Europe during the Renaissance period."--Alison Weir


She Caused a Riot: 100 Unknown Women Who Built Cities, Sparked Revolutions, and Massively Crushed It Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781492662921
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Published: Sourcebooks - March 6th, 2018

Meet the bold women history has tried to forget...until now

Women's stories are often written as if they spent their entire time on Earth casting woeful but beautiful glances towards the horizon and sighing into the bitter wind at the thought of any conflict.


The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781492650959
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Published: Sourcebooks - March 6th, 2018

A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller

"the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still."--NPR Books

The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger


Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World (Women in History Book, Book of Women Who Changed the World) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781452153933
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 6th, 2016

Looking for coffee table books that do more than look great on your table? Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World, delivers on both counts. Featuring 100 women who made history, it's a book you can be proud to display in your home.


When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781426219771
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Published: National Geographic - October 30th, 2018

This riveting narrative explores the lives of six remarkable female pharaohs, from Hatshepsut to Cleopatra--women who ruled with real power--and shines a piercing light on our own perceptions of women in power today.


Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World Cover Image
By Mackenzi Lee, Petra Eriksson (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419729256
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - February 27th, 2018

Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America's Independence Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400075324
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Published: Vintage - February 14th, 2006

The American Revolution was a home-front war that brought scarcity, bloodshed, and danger into the life of every American. In this groundbreaking history, Carol Berkin shows us how women played a vital role throughout the conflict.


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400052189
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Published: Broadway Books - March 8th, 2011

Now an HBO® Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781400040483
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Published: Knopf - October 16th, 2018

The first full life—private, public, legal, philosophical—of the 107th Supreme Court Justice, one of the most profound and profoundly transformative legal minds of our time; a book fifteen years in work, written with the cooperation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg herself and based on many interviews with the justice, her husband, her children, her friends, and her associates.


Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781328876645
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Published: Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - August 7th, 2018

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“Exhilarating.” —New York Times Book Review


Riveting.People

“Keith O’Brien has brought these women—mostly long-hidden and forgotten—back into the light where they belong.


Les Parisiennes: Resistance, Collaboration, and the Women of Paris Under Nazi Occupation Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250136015
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 26th, 2017

“Anne Sebba has the nearly miraculous gift of combining the vivid intimacy of the lives of women during The Occupation with the history of the time. This is a remarkable book.” —Edmund de Waal, New York Times bestselling author of The Hare with the Amber Eyes


Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101985212
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Published: Dutton - November 27th, 2018

“Cherished Reader, Should you come upon Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini...consider yourself quite fortunate indeed....Chiaverini makes a convincing case that Ada Byron King is a woman worth celebrating.”USA Today


Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens Book One Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781101966686
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 4th, 2018

In the first volume of an exciting new series, bestselling author Alison Weir brings the dramatic reigns of England’s medieval queens to life.


Women Warriors: An Unexpected History Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780807064320
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Published: Beacon Press - February 26th, 2019

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.


Who Cooked the Last Supper?: The Women's History of the World Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780609806951
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Published: Broadway Books - April 10th, 2001

Who Cooked the Last Supper? overturns the phallusy of history and gives voice to the untold history of the world: the contributions of millions of unsung women.

Men dominate history because men write history. There have been many heroes, but no heroines. Here, in Who Cooked the Last Supper?, is the history you never learned--but should have!


Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9780525434801
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Published: Anchor - May 2018

A powerful statement about feminism today from “one of the world’s great contemporary writers” (Barack Obama), the author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists.


The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525429722
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Published: Viking - March 6th, 2018

"Both a page-turning drama and an inspiration for every reader"--Hillary Rodham Clinton

Soon to Be a Major Television Event

The nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.


The Little Book of Feminist Saints Cover Image
By Julia Pierpont, Manjit Thapp (Illustrator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399592744
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Published: Random House - March 6th, 2018

This beautifully illustrated collection honoring one hundred exceptional “feminist saints” throughout history is sure to inspire women and men alike.

“A new set of role models and heroes—‘matron saints’—for the feminist future.”—The New York Times Book Review


Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393352788
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 17th, 2016

In 1871, five young girls were sent by the Japanese government to the United States. Their mission: learn Western ways and return to help nurture a new generation of enlightened men to lead Japan.


Leftover in China: The Women Shaping the World's Next Superpower Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393254631
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 13th, 2018

Forty years ago, China enacted the one-child policy, only recently relaxed. Among many other unintended consequences, it resulted in both an enormous gender imbalance--with a predicted twenty million more men than women of marriage age by 2020--and China's first generations of only-daughters.


Speaking Truth to Power Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385476270
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Published: Anchor - October 20th, 1998

Twenty-six years before the #metoo movement, Anita Hill sparked a national conversation about sexual harassment in the workplace.


The Lady Queen: The Notorious Reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem, and Sicily Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316524001
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 25th, 2018

The riveting history of a beautiful queen, a shocking murder, a papal trial -- and a reign as triumphant as any in the Middle Ages.


Keep Marching: How Every Woman Can Take Action and Change Our World Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316515566
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Published: Hachette Books - May 2018

A GROUNDBREAKING, DEFINITIVE WORK ON HOW TO BUILD WOMEN'S POWER

"A perfect primer for women everywhere who want to take action-whether their heading to their first town hall meeting or running for office."
-Cecile Richards, New York Times bestselling author of Make Trouble and President of Planned Parenthood


Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316387897
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 22nd, 2019

The thrilling family saga of five unforgettable women who remade Europe

From the great courts, glittering palaces, and war-ravaged battlefields of the seventeenth century comes the story of four spirited sisters and their glamorous mother, Elizabeth Stuart, granddaughter of the martyred Mary, Queen of Scots.


A Brief History of Feminism Cover Image
By Patu, Antje Schrupp, Sophie Lewis (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780262037112
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Published: Mit Press - August 25th, 2017

An engaging illustrated history of feminism from antiquity through third-wave feminism, featuring Sappho, Mary Magdalene, Mary Wollstonecraft, Sojourner Truth, Simone de Beauvoir, and many others.


A Room of One's Own Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780156787338
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Published: Mariner Books - December 27th, 1989

Virginia Woolf's landmark inquiry into women's role in society

 

In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister—a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, and equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically different. This imaginary woman never writes a word and dies by her own hand, her genius unexpressed.


The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143111344
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Published: Penguin Books - October 31st, 2017

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel, the "inspiring" (People), little-known true story of women's landmark contributions to astronomy

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book


The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers Cover Image
By Various, Hollis Robbins (Editor), Henry Louis Gates (Editor), Hollis Robbins (Introduction by), Henry Louis Gates (Introduction by)
$23.00
ISBN: 9780143105992
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Published: Penguin Classics - July 25th, 2017

A landmark collection documenting the social, political, and artistic lives of African American women throughout the tumultuous nineteenth century. Named one of NPR's Best Books of 2017.
 


A Vindication of the Rights of Woman Cover Image
By Mary Wollstonecraft, Miriam Brody (Introduction by), Miriam Brody (Notes by)
$13.00
ISBN: 9780141441252
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 28th, 2004

Writing in an age when the call for the rights of man had brought revolution to America and France, Mary Wollstonecraft produced her own declaration of female independence in 1792.


Rejected Princesses: Tales of History's Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and Heretics Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062405371
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Published: Dey Street Books - October 25th, 2016

Blending the iconoclastic feminism of The Notorious RBG and the confident irreverence of Go the F**ck to Sleep, a brazen and empowering illustrated collection that celebrates inspirational badass women throughout history, based on the popular Tumblr blog.

Well-behaved women seldom make history. Good thing these women are far from well behaved . . .


Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062363602
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - December 6th, 2016

The #1 New York Times bestseller

The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.


Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062092908
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 8th, 2015

Karen Abbott, the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and “pioneer of sizzle history” (USA Today), tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War.


Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060090265
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 15th, 2005

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Cokie Roberts comes New York Times bestseller Founding Mothers, an intimate and illuminating look at the fervently patriotic and passionate women whose tireless pursuits on behalf of their families–and their country–proved just as crucial to the forging of a new nation as the rebellion that established it.