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Women’s History Month Recommended Reading

Women Scientists in Math and Coding by Catherine Brereton  Before modern-day desktops and laptops, there were human “computers” or mathematicians who handled complex calculations. Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan were among the greatest computers, but their vital work at NASA has been largely left out of history. This immersive book explores the lives and accomplishments of ingenious women throughout history using stunning illustrations and photographs bring the lives of these incredible women into exciting focus. Request today!

Little Leaders by Vashti Harrison  Illuminating text paired with irresistible illustrations bring to life both iconic and lesser-known female figures of Black history such as abolitionist Sojourner Truth, pilot Bessie Coleman, chemist Alice Ball, politician Shirley Chisholm, poet Maya Angelou, and filmmaker Julie Dash. Among these biographies, readers will find heroes, role models, and everyday women who did extraordinary things – bold women whose actions and beliefs contributed to making the world better for generations of girls and women to come. Request today!

The Century of Women by Maria Bucur-Deckard  This innovative text explores the unprecedented changes in the realms of politics, demography, economics, culture, knowledge, and kinship that women have brought about in the 20th and 21st centuries. Global in reach, the book provides a comparative analysis of developments worldwide to show both progress as well as new tensions and forms of inequality that have emerged for women in recent history. Request today!


The Giver by Lois Lowry  The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, shares a haunting story centered on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Lowry has written three companion novels to The Giver, including Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son. Request today!

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood  In this brilliant sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, Atwood answers the questions that have tantalized readers for decades. The story picks up 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead. “Dear Readers: Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in.” Request today!

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie  Linnet Doyle is young, beautiful, and rich. She’s the girl who has everything – including the man her best friend loves. Linnet and her new husband take a cruise on the Nile, where they meet the brilliant detective Hercule Poirot. It should be an idyllic trip, yet Poirot has a vague, uneasy feeling that something is dangerously amiss… Request today!

Circe by Madeline Miller  This novel follows Circe, the banished witch daughter of Helios, as she hones her powers and interacts with famous mythological beings before a conflict with one of the most vengeful Olympians forces her to choose between the worlds of the gods and mortals. Request today!

A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum  Three generations of Palestinian-American women in contemporary Brooklyn are torn by individual desire, educational ambitions, a devastating tragedy, and the strict mores of traditional Arab culture. Request today!

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