Women's History Month

Radiant: The Dancer, The Scientist, and a Friendship Forged in Light Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538717363
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - February 16th, 2021

Part hidden history, part love letter to creative innovation, this is the true story of an unlikely friendship between a dancer, Loie Fuller, and a scientist, Marie Curie, brought together by an illuminating discovery.
 At the turn of the century, Paris was a hotbed of creativity.

Queens of the Crusades: England's Medieval Queens Book Two Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101966693
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 23rd, 2021

Packed with incredible true stories and legendary medieval intrigue, this epic narrative history chronicles the first five queens from the powerful royal family that ruled England and France for over three hundred years.

Lawbreaking Ladies: 50 Tales of Daring, Defiant, and Dangerous Women from History Cover Image
By Erika Owen, Alexander Wright (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781982147082
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Published: Tiller Press - March 23rd, 2021

Discover 50 fascinating tales of female pirates, fraudsters, gamblers, bootleggers, serial killers, madams, and outlaws in this illustrated book of lawbreaking and legendary women throughout the ages.

Many of us are familiar with the popular slogan “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” But that adage is taken to the next level in this book, which looks at women from t

The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393635546
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 19th, 2021

New York Times Bestseller

"Janice P. Nimura has resurrected Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell in all their feisty, thrilling, trailblazing splendor." —Stacy Schiff

The Women with Silver Wings: The Inspiring True Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524762827
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - March 30th, 2021

The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women's Rights Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476760735
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Published: Scribner - March 30th, 2021

From the intimate perspective of three friends and neighbors in mid-nineteenth century Auburn, New York—the “agitators” of the title—acclaimed author Dorothy Wickenden tells the fascinating and crucially American stories of abolition, the Underground Railroad, the early women’s rights movement, and the Civil War.

Eleanor in the Village: Eleanor Roosevelt's Search for Freedom and Identity in New York's Greenwich Village Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501198151
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Published: Scribner - March 30th, 2021

A vivid and incisive account of a mostly unknown yet critical chapter in the life of Eleanor Roosevelt—when she moved to New York’s Greenwich Village, shed her high-born conformity, and became the progressive leader who pushed for change as America’s First Lady.

Hundreds of books have been written about FDR and Eleanor, both together and separately, but yet she rema

Overnight Code: The Life of Raye Montague, the Woman Who Revolutionized Naval Engineering Cover Image
ISBN: 9781641602594
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Published: Lawrence Hill Books - January 12th, 2021

Overnight Code is a must-read for anyone seeking inspiration to overcome social barriers and to shatter glass ceilings.” —Carolyn Porter, Marcel’s Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man’s Fate 

The inspiring story of a groundbreaking African American female engineer who created the first computer-design

Doomed Romance: Broken Hearts, Lost Souls, and Sexual Tumult in Nineteenth-Century America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525655572
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Published: Knopf - February 9th, 2021

From the winner of the Bancroft Prize and the Francis Parkman Prize in History, a lost episode rediscovered after almost two hundred years; a thwarted love triangle of heartbreak--two men and a woman of equal ambition--that exploded in scandal and investigation, set between America's Revolution and its Civil War, revealing an age in subtle and powerful transformation, caught between the fight f

The Women's History of the Modern World: How Radicals, Rebels, and Everywomen Revolutionized the Last 200 Years Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062444035
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 2nd, 2021

The internationally bestselling author of Who Cooked the Last Supper? presents a wickedly witty and very current history of the extraordinary female rebels, reactionaries, and trailblazers who left their mark on history from the French Revolution up to the present day.

Never tell a woman where she doesn't belong.

In 1932, Roy Chapman Andrews, president of the men-only Explorers Club, boldly stated to hundreds of female students at Barnard College that "women are not adapted to exploration," and that women and exploration do not mix. He obviously didn't know a thing about either...

Sidelined: Sports, Culture, and Being a Woman in America Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524746100
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Published: Dutton - March 16th, 2021

Sidelined is the feminist sports book we've all been waiting for.”
Jessica Valenti

Shrill meets Brotopia in this personal and researched look at women's rights and issues through the lens of sports, from an award-winning sports journalist and women's advocate

The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982123895
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 2nd, 2021

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice ​

From award-winning author Paulina Bren comes the first history of New York’s most famous residential hotel—The Barbizon—and the remarkable women who lived there.


Liberated from home and hearth by World War I, politic

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The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts, and Harrimans:  A Story of Love and War Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358117858
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 29th, 2020

The untold story of the three intelligent and glamorous young women who accompanied their famous fathers to the Yalta Conference in February 1945, and of the conference’s fateful reverberations in the waning days of World War II.
Tensions during the Yalta Conference in February 1945 threatened to tear apart the wartime alliance among Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Chur

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Nobody Ever Asked Me about the Girls: Women, Music and Fame Cover Image
ISBN: 9781627794909
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - November 10th, 2020

"Indispensable [reading] about the feminine journey through a man's world"
USA Today

An intimate look at the lives of our most celebrated female musicians
—and their challenges with fame—from a legendary music journalist

Little Wonder: The Fabulous Story of Lottie Dod, the World's First Female Sports Superstar Cover Image
ISBN: 9781617758195
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Published: Edge of Sports - August 4th, 2020

A groundbreaking biography of the world's first female sports superstar, the pioneering and uncompromising Lottie Dod