International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is March 8, 2019. Celebrate with these books by and about amazing women.

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Pénélope Bagieu ; English translation by Montana Kane
From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.

Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color by Chandler O’Leary & Jessica Spring; with foreword by Jill Lepore
Providing a new and illuminating look at 27 women who’ve changed the world, Dead Feminists ties these historical women and the challenges they faced into the most important issues of today.

Here We are: Feminism for the Real World edited by Kelly Jensen
Forty-four writers, dancers, actors, and artists contribute essays, lists, poems, comics, and illustrations about everything from body positivity to romance to gender identity to intersectionality to the greatest girl friendships in fiction. 

Black Girls Rock!: Owning Our Magic, Rocking Our Truth edited by Beverly Bond
A diverse collection of black women trailblazers– artists, writers, activists and more– pay tribute to the achievements and contributions of black women around the world.

What Will It Take To Make A Woman President? by Marianne Schnall
Features interviews with politicians, public officials, thought leaders, writers, artists, and activists in an attempt to discover the obstacles that have held women back and what needs to change in order to elect a woman into the White House. 

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
A call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women in the developing world, this shows that a little help can transform the lives of women and girls abroad and that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women’s potential.

Too fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman by Anne Helen Petersen
A popular BuzzFeed columnist examines the phenomenon of popular provocative womanhood to discuss the rise of such counterculture stars as Amy Schumer, Nicki Minaj, and Caitlyn Jenner, exploring why they are popular in spite of negative behaviors.