In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re featuring titles that reflect the impact and accomplishments of women throughout history in the hopes that they inspire and uplift.
1. Home Fries: The Story of the Women’s Institute in the Second World War
By Julie Summers
Home Fires, a fascinating social history of the Women’s Institute during the war, provides the remarkable and inspiring true story behind the upcoming PBS Masterpiece series that will be sure to delight fans of Call the Midwife and Foyle’s War. Through archival material and interviews with current and former Women’s Institute members, Home Fires gives us an intimate look at life on the home front during World War II.
2. Until We Are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran
By Shirin Ebadi
“A revealing portrait of the state of political oppression in Iran . . . [Ebadi] is an inspiring figure, and her suspenseful, evocative story is unforgettable.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
3. Radio Girls: A Novel
By Sarah-Jane Stratford
The Great War is over, and change is in the air, in this novel that brings to life the exciting days of early British radio…and one woman who finds her voice while working alongside the brilliant women and men of the BBC.
4. Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World
By Rachel Ignotofsky
Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists, and more!