Women’s History Month – Reading List

March is Women’s History Month!

Last month, for Black History Month, we shared some suggested reading on our social media pages from other sources. We couldn’t find a single good reading list elsewhere to share this month, so we compiled our own, using suggestions from the New York Public Library, the D.C. library and more.
You can find all of these books in our libraries or in ebook form through Kentucky Libraries Unbound!

Books are presented in alphabetical order by age group. Click each image to go directly to our catalog listing for that title!

This is not an exhaustive list! Search our catalog for more books about women’s history, famous females and more topics!

Children’s Books

She Persisted – Chelsea Clinton
You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer: A Very Improper Story – Shana Corey
Secret Engineer: How Emily Roebling Built the Brooklyn Bridge – Rachel Dougherty
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women – Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo
Talkin’ About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman – Nikki Grimes
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World – Rachel Ignotofsky
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark – Debbie Levy
Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: The Story of the Lady Who Made Libraries for Children – Jan Pinborough
Rad American Women A-Z – Kate Schatz

Adult and YA books

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
(digital audiobook only)
Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age – Kurt W. Beyer
The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience
The Women’s Room – Marilyn French
Rise of the Rocket Girls – Nathalia Holt
(ebook only)
Going Rogue: An American Life – Sarah Palin
Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics – Dolly Parton and Robert K. Oermann
The Radical Element: Twelve Stories of Daredevils, Debutantes & Other Dauntless Girls – Jessica Spotswood
(ebook only)
Just As I Am – Cicely Tyson
If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t) – Betty White


Dreamers and Doers: Voices of Kentucky Women
Hidden Figures (DVD)

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