Women’s History Month 2020

By Candice Chaplin | February 1 2020 | NonfictionHolidays

“Through hardship and strife and in every realm of life, women have spurred change in communities around the world, steadfastly joining together to overcome adversity and lead the charge for a fairer, more inclusive, and more progressive society.” (President Barack Obama, 2016)

This year marks the 32nd anniversary of the passage of a law making March Women’s History Month in the United States.

These books by and about some of the strongest and most celebrated women in history are great options for promotions. To see the complete list:

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells--taken without her knowledge in 1951--became one of the most important tools in medicine, bought and sold by the billions, with devastating effects on her family. Now in paperback, this phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of ethics, race, and medicine colliding; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter's persistent desire to know her mother.
$18.99 US
Mar 08, 2011
US, Canada, Open Mkt

We Should All Be Feminists
Available for the first time in paperback, a passionate, clever, and spirited argument for gender equality, from the bestselling author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun. An Anchor Original.
$10.00 US
Feb 03, 2015
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The Woman's Hour
The Great Fight to Win the Vote
"Both a page-turning drama and an inspiration for every reader" -- Hillary Rodham ClintonThe nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.
$20.00 US
Mar 05, 2019
Penguin Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt

When Women Ruled the World
Six Queens of Egypt
This riveting narrative explores the lives of six remarkable female pharaohs, from Hatshepsut to Cleopatra--women who ruled with real power--and shines a piercing light on our own perceptions of women in power today.
$28.00 US
Oct 30, 2018
National Geographic

The Secret History of Wonder Woman
A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origins of one of the world's most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story--and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism.
$17.95 US
Jul 07, 2015
US, Canada, Open Mkt