March is Women’s History Month. We’ve compiled a list of titles for your patrons to educate, commemorate, and celebrate the lives and achievements of some special women that have lead the charge in changing history.
Women Who Lead the Charge:
The first biography of Dorothy Pitman Hughes, a trailblazing Black feminist activist whose work made children, race, and welfare rights central to the women’s movement.
“Readers will cherish this accessible portrait of a lesser-known civil rights figure.”
“I can’t imagine any book that could tell you more about this country or about the human spirit.”
On Sale January 19, 2021 | Hardcover and eBook Editions
The Soul of a Woman by Isabel Allende
From the New York Times bestselling author of A Long Petal of the Sea comes a passionate and inspiring meditation on what it means to be a woman.
On Sale March 2, 2021 | Hardcover, eBook, Audio Download, and Large Print Editions
Women’s Liberation!: Feminist Writings that Inspired a Revolution & Still Can by Alix Kates Shulman and Honor Moore
Two pioneering feminists present a groundbreaking collection recovering a generation’s revolutionary insights, bold ideas that in some ways went underground, but are ready to inspire a new generation.
On Sale February 16, 2021 | Hardcover and eBook Editions
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World by Elena Favilli; Read by a Fierce Female Cast
A continuation of the New York Times bestselling series, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World is packed with 100 bedtime stories about the lives of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present. This volume recognizes women who leave their homeland to seek refuge, to realize their dreams, and to share their invaluable contributions with the world.
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Women Inside the White House:
First Ladies of the United States by National Portrait Gallery; Foreword by Kim Sajet; Text by Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw
First ladies are some of the most scrutinized public figures in the country, praised or criticized on everything from their fashion to their level of political involvement. There is no better way to explore their visibility and lasting impact than with First Ladies of the United States, which places remarkable portraits alongside an insightful essay and lively entries that illuminate the history of the women who have shaped the White House.
On Sale Now | Trade Paperback Edition
A magisterial portrait of Lady Bird Johnson, and a major reevaluation of the profound yet underappreciated impact the First Lady’s political instincts had on LBJ’s presidency.
“With impressive research and admirable skill as a superb storyteller, Sweig’s book for the first time captures the full extent of Lady Bird’s influence on LBJ’s administration and her importance in making the Great Society a landmark moment in American history.” —Robert Dallek, author of How Did We Get Here?: From Theodore Roosevelt to Donald Trump
On Sale March 16, 2021 | Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions
Women Who Were Inspirational Wordsmiths:
Sybille Bedford: A Life by Selina Hastings
The first biography of the universally acclaimed British writer, Sybille Bedford, by the celebrated author of books about Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh.
“[This biography] brings a fundamentally shy and private woman out into the light and is populated by the sorts of people who don’t seem to exist anymore—madly clever, slightly louche, culturally omnivorous, sexually fluid, crisscrossing Europe and each other in search of fun and new ideas.” —India Knight, The Sunday Times
On Sale February 2, 2021 | Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions
The Power of Adrienne Rich: A Biography by Hilary Holladay
The first comprehensive biography of Adrienne Rich, feminist and queer icon and internationally revered National Book Award winning poet.
“Exceptionally well-researched and detailed, this is a definitive portrait of Rich that will be welcomed by aspiring writers and poets, Rich scholars, and devotees of 20th-century American poetry.”—Library Journal
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Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath by Heather Clark
The highly anticipated new biography of Sylvia Plath that focuses on her remarkable literary and intellectual achievements, while restoring the woman behind the long-held myths about her life and art.
“Finally, the biography that Sylvia Plath deserves . . . A spectacular achievement.” —Ruth Franklin, author of Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life
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