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Women's History Month

Information and library resources about Women's History Month

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Orange is the new black : my year in a women's prison

Well-heeled Piper was arrested with a suitcase of drug money.

When Women Didn't Count

This book demonstrates how women's history has consistently been hidden and distorted by 200 years of official government statistics. 

Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to mars

In the 1940s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians, it recruited an elite group of young women -- known as human computers - who helped bring about America's first ballistic missiles. 

Know My Name

She was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford's campus. 

She takes a stand : 16 fearless activists who have changed the world

Portraits of brave women from the late 1800s through today--role models who are passionate about important issues.

On Violence and on Violence Against Women

Jacqueline Rose tracks the multiple forms of today's violence - historic and intimate, public and private - as they spread throughout our social fabric, offering a new, provocative account of violence in our time. 


Sociologist Anthony J. Cortese offers an up-to-date, critical analysis of modern advertising. 

The Girls - YA

Fiction: Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. 

Waking the Witch

Reflections on women, magic, and power

I Am Not a Slut

Slut! explores the phenomenon of slut-shaming in the age of sexting, tweeting, and "liking."

The Agitators

One of Harriet Tubman's regular stops was Auburn, New York, where she entrusted passengers to Martha Coffin Wright, a Quaker mother of seven, and Frances A. Seward, the wife of William H. Seward, who served over the years as governor, senator, and secretary of state under Abraham Lincoln. 

Enchanted air : two cultures, two wings : a memoir

In this poetic memoir Engle, the first Latina woman to receive a Newbery Honor, tells of growing up as a child of two cultures during the Cold War, Cuba and Los Angleles.

Marooned in the Arctic : the true story of Ada Blackjack, the "female Robinson Crusoe" - YA

In 1921, four men ventured into the Arctic for a top-secret expedition: an attempt to claim uninhabited Wrangel Island in northern Siberia for Great Britain. With the men was a young Inuit woman named Ada Blackjack, who had signed on as cook and seamstress to earn money to care for her sick son. 

My Beloved World

The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon.


Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University.

I am Malala : how one girl stood up for education and changed the world

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. 

Prayers for the Stolen

Fiction: Born in a rural Mexico region where girls are disguised as boys to avoid the attentions of traffickers, Ladydi dreams of a better life before moving to Mexico City, where she falls in love and ends up in a prison with other women who share her experiences.

Red at the Bone

Fiction: Two families from different social classes are joined together by an unexpected pregnancy and the child that it produces. 196 pages.

Headstrong: 52 women who changed science-- and the world

This book profiles and spans centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one's ideas developed, from their first moment of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they're best known

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A black women's history of the United States

A Black Women's History of the United States is a critical survey of black women's complicated legacy in America.

Women's Activism and Second Wave Feminism

Women's Activism and "Second Wave" Feminism situates late 20th century feminisms within a global framework of women's activism. 

Shaping the Public Good

Armitage shows that even though women were barred from positions of public authority until recently, they have always worked quietly and informally to assure the stability and security of their families and communities.

Failure Is Impossible!

Depicts the courage, intelligence, and dedication of American women who did not ask for, but demanded, equality.

American Women Leaders and Activists

Coverage of notable American women who have been proven leaders and activists in both the political and social realms.

Hidden Human Computers: the Black Women of NASA

Hidden Human Computers discusses how in the 1950s, black women made critical contributions to NASA by performing calculations that made it possible for the nation's astronauts to fly into space and return safely to Earth. 

Native American Women

This A-Z reference contains 275 biographical entries on Native American women, past and present, from many different walks of life. 

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