Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month and you can find plenty of inspiration in the stacks at Somers Library. Understanding the many achievements women have achieved throughout history...whether it be through  the sciences, the arts, politics, and more, is important for not only girls but also for boys to recognize. What these women have accomplished have enhanced and enriched the lives of men and women, boys and girls in present-day society. Although women have come a long way this past century, women and girls around the world still struggle for rights to control their bodies, to be respected when they walk on the streets, to choose their careers or goals and other everyday actions. The list below offers some items to get you started on learning about women's great contributions, and some books about strong female characters to give you inspiration.
  • Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion by Jean Baker
  • A Very Dangerous Woman: Martha Wright and Women's Rights by Sherry Penney
  • The Boundaries of Her Body: A Troubling History of Women's Rights in America by Debran Rowland
  • In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution by Susan Brownmiller
  • Not For Ourselves: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony by Geoffrey Ward
  • The Fifties: A Woman's Oral History by Brett Harvey
  • Women's Suffrage in America by Elizabeth Frost-Knappman
  • The Paradox of Change: American Women in the 20th Century by William Chafe
  • In Her Own Right: The Life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton by Elisabeth Griffith
  • The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis
  • Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington by Cokie Roberts
  • Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Armstrong
  • My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
  • Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg by Irin Carmon
  • Amelia Earhart: The Sky's No Limit by Lori Van Pelt
  • The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt by Eleanor Roosevelt
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