Throughout the month of March, we celebrate Women of all kinds in their different and individual bodies. To be reminded of the ladies we have around us and in the books we read, here is a list of books that you should read during Women’s History Month. Each book is written by a female author with a female lead. Whether it be fiction or non-fiction each story is a perfect addition to celebrate Women’s History Month.
Celebrate Strong Women Through Reading!
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
The novel tells the story of three black women working for NASA. It’s no wonder that this book is a must-read during Women’s history month. These three women changed the world as we know it allowing the US to win the space race. Throughout their journey, they face challenges such as a whitewashed history and overcoming being women in a male dominated field. Pick up this book today to read about the brilliance and impact these ladies had.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Look no further to find a positive book about women. This is the story of a bonded family with three sisters who realize growing up isn’t an easy thing to do. The story follows their hard time from their childhood up to womanhood!
This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi
As a fantasy and sci-fi book, this book gives you empires, romance, and queens that are inspired by Persian mythology. A romance between a disposable servant and a crown prince may uproot the prince’s whole kingdom and possibly the world.
Things that Grow by Meredith Goldstein
Lori Dorothy Parker’s grandmother dies and now Lori’s mom wants to move them away. However, Lori wants to honor her grandmother by following out her wish- to be scattered into things that grow. Lori knows she must say goodbye, and although it isn’t easy, she finds a way.
The Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys
A coming-of-age story is great for young woman to read during this awesome month. Lolo, the main protagonist, discovers she has powers she never knew she had. A dangerous person is threatening to kidnap Lolo as she has everything he needs to accomplish his evil mission. Lolo doesn’t back down from the fight and knows she must stand up and use a whole new kind of bravery.
In My Own Words by Mary Hartnett and Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second female judge ever to be in the supreme court, discusses gender equality and the workings of the Supreme Court. As you read this book, you will get a fascinating glimpse into one of America’s most influential women.
Although you can read books with women leads or ones about inspirational women, reading them in March is especially awesome as we can feel even more powerful while reading knowing it is our month! In all of these books you can feel the determination set by each woman. Both fiction and non-fiction stories can tell these women’s powerful story. Happy Women’s History Month!