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ScienceChic created the topic: Happy International Women's Day! 08 Mar 2018 15:45 #1

From the Jefferson County Public Library, a list of books in honor of International Women's Day!

International Women's day commemorates the struggle of women around the world to become equal citizens. From the the first suffragettes to the modern women's rights movement, this list is a ride throughout women's history.

  1. A Woman's Crusade
    Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot
    by Walton, Mary
    In 1920, a woman's right to vote finally became law. In celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Sentinels' great victory, here at last is the inspiring story of the woman who dedicated her life to winning universal suffrage for women and helped propel that dream to reality.

  2. Votes for Women!
    American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot
    by Conkling, Winifred
    In this expansive yet personal volume, author Winifred Conkling covers not only the suffragists' achievements and politics but also the private journeys that fueled their passion and led them to become women's champions.

  3. The Good Girls Revolt
    How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace
    by Povich, Lynn
    On March 16, 1970, the day Newsweek published a cover story on the fledgling feminist movement entitled "Women in Revolt," forty-six Newsweek women charged the magazine with discrimination in hiring and promotion. It was the first female class action lawsuit -- the first by women journalists -- and it inspired other women in the media to quickly follow suit.

  4. Mad Women
    The Other Side of Life on Madison Avenue in the '60s and Beyond
    by Maas, Jane
    You've heard about the TV show Mad Men - this is the true story of a woman in advertising in the golden age of marketing.

  5. The Handmaid's Tale
    by Atwood, Margaret
    A novel that brilliantly illuminates some of the darker connections between politics and sex. Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, the novel is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force--Cover.

  6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    by Angelou, Maya
    "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity."--James Baldwin

  7. The Lie Tree
    by Hardinge, Frances
    On an island off the south coast of Victorian England, fourteen-year-old Faith investigates the mysterious death of her father, who was involved in a scandal, and discovers a tree that feeds upon lies and gives those who eat its fruit visions of truth.

  8. Girl up
    Kick Ass, Claim your Woman Card, and Crush Everyday Sexism
    by Bates, Laura
    "Hilarious, bold, and unapologetic, Girl Up exposes the truth about the pressures surrounding body image, the false representations in media, the complexities of sex and relationships, the trials of social media, and all the other lies society has told us." -- from publisher's description.

  9. How to Be A Woman
    by Moran, Caitlin
    With humor, insight, and verve, How To Be a Woman lays bare the reasons why female rights and empowerment are essential issues not only for women today but also for society itself.

  10. Men Explain Things to Me
    by Solnit, Rebecca
    In her comic, scathing essay "Men Explain Things to Me," Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don't, about why this arises, and how this aspect of the gender wars works, airing some of her own hilariously awful encounters.
Click the link above to borrow the ones available online or place holds on the others!


The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it. ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. ~Winston Churchill

Your scars exist, but it’s your courage that defines you. ~Nalini Singh

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