Women's History Month

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March is Women's History Month! Celebrate by diving into our collection of books by women about women.

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Inspirational Women 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle By Ridley's Games (Created by) Cover Image
By Ridley's Games (Created by)
$20.00
ISBN: 5055923776124
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Published: Chronicle Books - February 4th, 2020

The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation By Anna Malaika Tubbs Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250756138
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Published: Flatiron Books - December 28th, 2021

New York Times Bestseller

“This dynamic blend of biography and manifesto centers on Louise Little, Alberta King, and Berdis Baldwin . . . Tubbs’s book stands against the women’s erasure, a monument to their historical importance.
The New Yorker


No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference By Greta Thunberg Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9780143133568
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Published: Penguin Books - November 12th, 2019

The #1 New York Times bestseller by Time's 2019 Person of the Year

"Greta Thunberg is already one of our planet’s greatest advocates." —Barack Obama

The groundbreaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young climate activist who has become the voice of a generation, including her historic address to the United Nations 


Proud Shoes: The Story of an American Family By Pauli Murray Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9780807072097
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Published: Beacon Press - August 1st, 1999

First published in 1956, Proud Shoes is the remarkable true story of slavery, survival, and miscegenation in the South from the pre-Civil War era through the Reconstruction. Written by Pauli Murray the legendary civil rights activist and one of the founders of NOW, Proud Shoes chronicles the lives of Murray's maternal grandparents.


Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence By Anita Hill Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593298299
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Published: Viking - September 28th, 2021

“An elegant, impassioned demand that America see gender-based violence as a cultural and structural problem that hurts everyone, not just victims and survivors… It's at times downright virtuosic in the threads it weaves together.”—NPR

Winner of the 2022 ABA Silver Gavel Award for Books 


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Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle By Clare Hunter Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781419747656
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Published: Abrams Press - October 20th, 2020

A globe-spanning history of sewing, embroidery, and the people who have used a needle and thread to make their voices heard 

From the political propaganda of the Bayeux Tapestry, World War I soldiers coping with PTSD, and the maps sewn by schoolgirls in the New World, to the AIDS quilt, Hmong story clothes, and pink pussyhats, women and men have used the language of sewing


The Mirror and the Palette: Rebellion, Revolution, and Resilience: Five Hundred Years of Women's Self Portraits By Jennifer Higgie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781643138039
Published: Pegasus Books - October 5th, 2021

A dazzlingly original and ambitious book on the history of female self-portraiture by one of today's most well-respected art critics.

Her story weaves in and out of time and place. She's Frida Kahlo, Loïs Mailou Jones and Amrita Sher-Gil en route to Mexico City, Paris or Bombay.


All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake By Tiya Miles Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984855015
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 1st, 2022

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A renowned historian traces the life of a single object handed down through three generations of Black women to craft a “deeply layered and insightful” (The Washington Post) testament to people who are left out of the archives.
 


Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath By Heather Clark Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307951267
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Published: Vintage - September 28th, 2021

PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • The highly anticipated biography of Sylvia Plath that focuses on her remarkable literary and intellectual achievements, while restoring the woman behind the long-held myths about her life and art.

“One of the most beautiful biographies I've ever read." —Glennon Doyle, author of #1 New York Times Bestseller, Untamed


Violeta [English Edition]: A Novel By Isabel Allende, Frances Riddle (Translated by) Cover Image
By Isabel Allende, Frances Riddle (Translated by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593496206
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 25th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This sweeping novel from the author of A Long Petal of the Sea tells the epic story of Violeta Del Valle, a woman whose life spans one hundred years and bears witness to the greatest upheavals of the twentieth century.

“An immersive saga about a passion-filled life.”—People


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Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel By Bonnie Garmus Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780385547345
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Published: Doubleday - April 5th, 2022

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Washington Post, NPR, Oprah Daily, Newsweek, Bookpage, Kirkus • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK • Meet Elizabeth Zott: a “formidable, unapologetic and inspiring” (PARADE) scientist in 1960s California whose career takes a detour when she becomes the unlikely star of a


Elektra: A Novel By Jennifer Saint Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250773616
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 3rd, 2022

A spellbinding reimagining of the story of Elektra, one of Greek mythology’s most infamous heroines, from Jennifer Saint, the author of the beloved international bestseller, Ariadne.

Three women, tangled in an ancient curse.


The Island of Sea Women: A Novel By Lisa See Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501154867
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Published: Scribner - March 10th, 2020

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“A mesmerizing new historical novel” (O, The Oprah Magazine) from Lisa See, the bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and devastating family secrets on a small Korean island.

Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends who c


The Women of Troy: A Novel By Pat Barker Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385546690
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Published: Doubleday - August 24th, 2021

A daring and timely feminist retelling of The Iliad from the perspective of the women of Troy who endured it—an extraordinary follow up to The Silence of the Girls from the Booker Prize-winning author of The Regeneration Trilogy and “one of contemporary literature’s most thoughtful and compelling writers" (The Washington Post).


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Matrix: A Novel By Lauren Groff Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594634499
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 7th, 2021

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE 2022 JOYCE CAROL OATES PRIZE

FINALIST FOR THE 2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION

One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2021


Libertie: A Novel By Kaitlyn Greenidge Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781643752587
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 15th, 2022

A New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2021 and Best Historical Fiction Pick
A Best Book of the Year: Washington Post, TIME, Los Angeles Times, and Christian Science Monitor
 
“A stunning look at what freedom really means.” —The New York Times

 
Coming of age in a free Black community in Recon


Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race By Margot Lee Shetterly Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062677280
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 5th, 2017

The #1 New York Times bestseller


Little Women (Puffin Classics) By Louisa May Alcott Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142408766
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Published: Puffin Books - March 27th, 2008

Come laugh and cry with the March family in this beloved classic.

Meg - the sweet-tempered one. Jo - the smart one. Beth - the shy one. Amy - the sassy one. 


Bright Galaxies, Dark Matter, and Beyond: The Life of Astronomer Vera Rubin By Ashley Jean Yeager Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780262046121
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Published: The MIT Press - August 17th, 2021

How Vera Rubin convinced the scientific community that dark matter might exist, persevering despite early dismissals of her work.
 


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Bad Feminist: Essays By Roxane Gay Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062282712
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 5th, 2014

“Roxane Gay is so great at weaving the intimate and personal with what is most bewildering and upsetting at this moment in culture. She is always looking, always thinking, always passionate, always careful, always right there.”  — Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be?


Mother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored in an Economy Built for Men By Katrine Marçal Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419758041
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Published: Abrams Press - October 19th, 2021

An illuminating and maddening examination of how gender bias has skewed innovation, technology, and history

It all starts with a rolling suitcase. Though the wheel was invented some five thousand years ago, and the suitcase in the nineteenth century, it wasn’t until the 1970s that someone successfully married the two. What was the hold up?


The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525560708
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Published: Penguin Books - February 15th, 2022

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The extraordinary story of the women who took on the Islamic State and won


Against White Feminism: Notes on Disruption By Rafia Zakaria Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781324006619
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 17th, 2021

A radically inclusive, intersectional, and transnational approach to the fight for women’s rights.


The Witches Are Coming By Lindy West Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316449861
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Published: Hachette Books - September 21st, 2021

In this wickedly funny cultural critique, the author of the critically acclaimed memoir and Hulu series Shrill exposes misogyny in the #MeToo era.

This is a witch hunt.


Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot By Mikki Kendall Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525560562
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Published: Penguin Books - February 23rd, 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men By Caroline Criado Perez Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419735219
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 2nd, 2021

#1 International Bestseller
Winner of the 2019 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award
Winner of the 2019 Royal Society Science Book Prize

A landmark, prize-winning, international bestselling examination of how a gender gap in data perpetuates bias and disadvantages women, now in paperback

Data is fundamental to the modern world.


The Handmaid's Tale: A Novel By Margaret Atwood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385490818
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Published: Anchor - March 16th, 1998

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An instant classic and eerily prescient cultural phenomenon, from “the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction” (The New York Times). Now an award-winning Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss.


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Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen, Vivien Jones (Editor), Vivien Jones (Introduction by), Tony Tanner (Introduction by), Vivien Jones (Notes by) Cover Image
By Jane Austen, Vivien Jones (Editor), Vivien Jones (Introduction by), Tony Tanner (Introduction by), Vivien Jones (Notes by)
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ISBN: 9780141439518
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Published: Penguin Classics - December 31st, 2002

Austen's most popular novel, the unforgettable story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy


The Selected Works of Audre Lorde By Audre Lorde, Roxane Gay (Editor), Roxane Gay (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Audre Lorde, Roxane Gay (Editor), Roxane Gay (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781324004615
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 8th, 2020

A definitive selection of Audre Lorde’s "intelligent, fierce, powerful, sensual, provocative, indelible" (Roxane Gay) prose and poetry, for a new generation of readers.


When Women Ruled the World: Making the Renaissance in Europe By Maureen Quilligan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631497964
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Published: Liveright - October 12th, 2021

In this game-changing revisionist history, a leading scholar of the Renaissance shows how four powerful women redefined the culture of European monarchy in the glorious sixteenth century.


The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic: Revised and Expanded Edition By Jessica Hopper, Samantha Irby (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Jessica Hopper, Samantha Irby (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780374538996
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Published: MCD x FSG Originals - July 6th, 2021

"Jessica Hopper's criticism is a trenchant and necessary counterpoint not just on music, but on our culture at large." —Annie Clark, St. Vincent

An acclaimed, career-spanning collection from a fiercely feminist and revered contemporary rock critic, reissued with new material


All In: An Autobiography By Billie Jean King, Johnette Howard, Maryanne Vollers Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781101947333
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Published: Knopf - August 17th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER An inspiring and intimate self-portrait of the champion of equality that encompasses her brilliant tennis career, unwavering activism, and an ongoing commitment to fairness and social justice.


The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers By Hollis Robbins (Editor), Henry Louis Gates (Editor), Hollis Robbins (Introduction by), Henry Louis Gates (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Hollis Robbins (Editor), Henry Louis Gates (Editor), Hollis Robbins (Introduction by), Henry Louis Gates (Introduction by)
$23.00
ISBN: 9780143105992
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Published: Penguin Classics - July 25th, 2017

A landmark collection documenting the social, political, and artistic lives of African American women throughout the tumultuous nineteenth century. Named one of NPR's Best Books of 2017.
 


Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured By Kathryn Harrison Cover Image
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Published: Anchor - October 13th, 2015

Kathryn Harrison gives us a Joan of Arc for our time—a shining exemplar of unshakable faith, extraordinary courage, and self-confidence on the battlefield, in the royal court, during a brutally rigged inquisition and imprisonment, and in the face of her death.