March is Women’s History Month so I thought that I would share some books that you could read to learn more about women in our history and to also share women authors. Women’s History Month exists to help celebrate women and our contributions.Women have fought hard to have our voices heard and have made some massive contributions to society. Each year there is a theme and the theme for 2021 is “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced.
If you’re wanting to read some books to help educate you, or to just learn more about women’s history, see the list below! I’ve put together a list of books below to teach us more about women in our history and books that share the struggles and hardships as well. Plus, I’ve also included some autobiographies that I think are worth reading.
Books To Read For WOmen’s History Month
Supreme Court Justice RBG shares stories of her own personal life, as well as topics like gender equality and her work as a Supreme Court Justice. #RIPRBG
A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, former First Lady Michelle Obama’s shares her story in her memoir Becoming. With stories of her childhood, motherhood, and being the first Black family in the White House; this book is an excellent read.
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed The World
This illustrated book celebrates the women who made significant contributions to STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. A great way to start showing our little ones that women can be successful and make contributions to our society!
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed The World
This book features bedtime stories about women who changed the world. Along with the stories are full-colored portraits by female artists all over the globe. Women like Josephine Baker, Rihanna, Madeline Albright and more are featured.
Dolly Parton, Storyteller: My Life in Lyrics
We love Dolly, right? This book shares her stories and goes behind the scenes and shares the lyrics behind some of her most famous songs. I love learning more about her and her music.
Cicely Tyson: Just As I Am (A Memoir)
Cicely Tyson was the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for Best Actress. She’s also won two Emmys, a Tony Award, and an honorary Oscar. She was beyond successful in her career and I feel like this book will have so much history and her sharing her experiences in not only Hollywood, but her life outside of acting as well.
Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight
Wife of Lyndon B. Johnson, she’s a former First Lady who was also his political strategist for her husband. How much she persuaded him, we don’t’ know, but this book tells the story of her roles officially and unofficially in the white house. She ran the East Wing like a professional office and was in the White House during the era of women’s liberation. It’s said that she encouraged women to pursue careers and make a life for themselves.
Other Books To Read To Learn More About Women Who Changed Things
- Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped With The Space Race
- The Harry Potter Series (Even though I don’t agree with the author’s views on a lot of issues at all. Her stories are still incredible though.)
- ANYTHING by Kristin Hannah. She’s one of my favorite authors. She has the ability to write really strong female characters.
- All books by Toni Morrison
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