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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Best of the Best: Reading Your Way Through Women's History Month

Continuing with Women's History Month here is a list of books by or about women for older readers.


Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik
All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister

Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture and What We Can Do about It by Kate Harding
Sex Object by Jessica Valenti
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West
The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace

The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley
Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical by Sherie M. Randolph
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation by Brad Ricca

Living a Feminist Life by Sara Ahmed
You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson, Jessica Williams
Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout by Laura Jane Grace

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan


Difficult Women by Roxane Gay
All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg
Always Happy Hour: Stories by Mary Miller

13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad
The Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth J. Church
The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley

Lady Cop Makes Trouble by Amy Stewart
The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

The Power by Naomi Alderman
A House for Happy Mothers by Amulya Malladi
The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood

Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement
Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi
Almost Famous Women: Stories by Megan Mayhew Bergman

Graphic Novels:

Bitch Planet, Vol. 1: Extraordinary Machine by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Valentine De Landro, Robert Wilson IV
ODY-C, Vol. 1: Off to Far Ithicaa by Matt Fraction, Christian Ward
The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg

DC Comics: Bombshells, Vol. 1: Enlisted by Marguerite Bennett, Marguerite Sauvage
Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel

French Milk by Lucy Knisley
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi, Mattias Ripa

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua
The Story of My Tits by Jennifer Hayden
Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia E. Butler, John Jennings, Damian Duffy

Happy reading.

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