Powerful Women Immortalized in Print


In honor of Women’s History Month, which is recognized each March, here are a few books to check out about strong, smart, and independent women who have made their mark on the world:

Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History by Kate Schatz – Shares 40 biographical profiles of female radicals, including Malala Yousafzi, Enheduanna, and the Guerrilla Girls.


Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History by Sam Maggs – Presents a fun and feminist look at the brilliant, brainy and totally rad women in history who broke barriers as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers and inventors, along with interviews with real-life women in STEM careers.

Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons From Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World by Joann S. Lublin – Dozens of trailblazing executive women who broke the corporate glass ceiling offer inspiring and unconventional insights and lessons in a career guide by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and management news editor for The Wall Street Journal.

In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice From Over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs by Grace Bonney – Profiles 100 influential and creative women from all backgrounds and walks of life who embraced their entrepreneurial spirits and started successful businesses and offers their words of advice for those just starting out.

Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breking Adventures by Karen Bush Gibson – Profiles twenty-three women from ten different countries whose careers span half a century of human spaceflight, including such heroines as Sally Ride, Peggy Whitson, Mae Jemison, and the women of Mercury 13.

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky – A collection of artworks inspired by the lives and achievements of 50 famous women in science, technology, mathematics and engineering profiles each notable individual in a volume complemented by infographics on such related topics as the development of lab equipment and the rates of women working in today’s STEM fields.

The Notorious RBG: The Life & Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik – A lively illustrated biography of the feminist icon, legal pioneer, Supreme Court Justice and fierce Jewish grandmother who has changed the world despite our struggle with the unfinished business of gender equality and civil rights, standing as a testament to what a little chutzpah can do.

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