Whether they’re fictional characters or real world heroes, the women featured in these books are forces to be reckoned with. These books featuring strong women are perfect for every kind of reader at your library.
For the Poet at Your Library:
Song of a Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik
A spellbinding debut novel based on the life of the rebel poet Forugh Farrokzhad, who defied Iranian society to find her voice, and love—inspiring generations of women to come.
For the Politician at Your Library:
Lioness by Francine Klagsburn
The definitive biography of Golda Meir, the iron-willed leader, chain-smoking political operative, and tea-and-cake-serving grandmother who became the fourth prime minister of Israel.
For the Women’s Studies Major at Your Library:
The Woman’s Hour: The Last Furious Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss
The nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political victories in American history: the down and dirty campaign to get the last state to ratify the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote.
For the Future CEO at Your Library:
Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change by Ellen Pao
“Necessary and incisive,” (Roxane Gay) this bold and fearless account reveals the toxic culture of Silicon Valley and for the first time tells the story of the discrimination case that “[blew] open a conversation about the status of women” (The New York Times) in the workplace.
For the Civil Right’s Activist at Your Library:
Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality by Sarah McBride
A timely and compelling memoir about gender identity set against the backdrop of the transgender equality movement, written by the national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign.
For the Historian at Your Library:
A Beautiful Young Woman by Julián López
Set in the midst of Argentina’s military dictatorship, a poignant and evocative debut novel about family, political violence, and the consequences of dissidence.