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Posted on: February 27, 2023

Great books to celebrate Women's History Month

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Every March we recognize Women's History Month, an annual event that celebrates "the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields."

Another important event in March is International Women's Day on March 8. This year's theme, "DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality," will recognize women advancing technology, explore the impact of the digital gender gap, and spotlight protecting the rights of women and girls online.

To help celebrate these events, we've gathered a variety of book lists featuring fiction, nonfiction, and more for readers of all ages. Take a peek at the lists below, then check out a book today!

For Adults

  • Nonfiction for Adults – Long and short, serious and fun, this collection of nonfiction shares true stories of women who broke the mold and women whose stories have only recently been told.
  • Women in Science – Explore true stories about female inventors, biologists, programmers, anthropologists, chemists, researchers, and more.
  • Great Historical Fiction – Expand your mind and your feels with stories about women's triumphs and struggles in fiction. 

For Teens

  • Girls in Graphic Novels – Pick up a comic book starring a girl across genres like fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, memoir, and more.
  • Nonfiction for Teens – Get inspired by true stories of women fighting injustice, exploring feminism, and standing up for the things that matter.
  • Women's History Month – These true stories dive deep into a variety of women's stories with a mix of young adult and adult titles perfect for teens.

For Kids and Families

  • Informational Picture Books – Celebrate women in sports, medicine, art, architecture, and more with these true stories perfect for young readers.
  • Chapter Books and Short Stories – Slightly older readers will love exploring these more under-the-radar stories about female pilots, bicyclists, and more. Trivia nerds can dive deep into collections with short stories of rebels, revolutionaries, and dreamers.

If you’re still looking for that perfect read, our librarians love to help! Fill out this form, connect by email, or talk to a librarian at your local branch. We’ll make sure you find your next great read.

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