Books for Women’s History Month

By Luis Diaz | March 1 2022 | General

March is Women’s History Month, which recognizes the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields. Beginning as “Women’s History Week,” a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California in 1978, the movement spread across the country as other communities initiated their own Women’s History Week celebrations the following year. To learn more, click here.

We’d like to take the opportunity to highlight a selection of titles on extraordinary women to be shared with and read by your students all year long.


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History of Women

Women and Politics

Shirley Chisholm: The Last Interview
and Other Conversations
“All I can say is that I’m a shaker-upper. That’s exactly what I am.” —Shirley Chisholm
$16.99 US
Jan 26, 2021
144 Pages
Melville House

Original Sisters
Portraits of Tenacity and Courage
From the internationally acclaimed artist, Original Sisters is a stunning collection of portraits of ground-breaking women—Joan of Arc, Josephine Baker, Greta Thunberg, Misty Copeland, and many more history-making women whose names have been forgotten and are finally being brought to light. With a Foreword by Roxane Gay
$30.00 US
Nov 09, 2021
320 Pages

All That She Carried
The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • KIRKUS PRIZE FINALIST • In this "remarkable book" (New York Times), a renowned historian traces the life of an object handed down through three generations of Black women to craft an extraordinary testament to people left out of the archives.
$18.99 US
Feb 01, 2022
416 Pages
Random House Trade Paperbacks

A Black Women's History of the United States
A vibrant and empowering history that emphasizes the perspectives and stories of African American women to show how they are--and have always been--instrumental in shaping our country
$17.00 US
Mar 16, 2021
296 Pages
Beacon Press

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$18.99 US
Mar 02, 2021
464 Pages

With Her Fist Raised
Dorothy Pitman Hughes and the Transformative Power of Black Community Activism
The first biography of Dorothy Pitman Hughes, co-founder of Ms. Magazine and trailblazing Black feminist activist whose work made children, race, and welfare rights central to the women's movement.
$16.00 US
Jan 18, 2022
176 Pages
Beacon Press

The Women with Silver Wings
The Inspiring True Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II
The thrilling true story of the daring female aviators who helped the United States win World War II--only to be forgotten by the country they served.
$20.00 US
Mar 30, 2021
464 Pages