Women’s History Month: 10 Inspirational Reads

March 10, 2019

Women’s History Month: 10 Inspirational Reads

Women's History Month
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Inspired by Women’s History Month, which was established to amplify women’s voices and value their contributions to history, I searched through my reading lists to find stories about inspirational women whom we can celebrate during Women’s History Month. Titles are Amazon links and my available reviews are linked.

*This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

In no particular order….

My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

my dear hamilton

This fictionalized biographical narrative of Eliza Hamilton, reveals her vital contributions to U. S. History in her role as Mrs. Alexander Hamilton. Review

America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

America's First Daughter

This fictionalized biographical narrative of Patsy Jefferson reveals her important role in the presidency of Thomas Jefferson and her contribution to her father’s overall health, well being, and success. Review

The Gilded Years by Karin Tanabe

Gilded Years

This fictionalized biography of Anita Hemmings, the first black student to attend Vassar in 1897, demonstrates the determination and courage required to attempt this ground breaking feat. Review

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Immortal Life of Henietta Lacks

This story relates the tragic account of Henrietta’s cells being used for science without her knowledge, permission, or compensation. (no review)

Hidden Figures by Margo Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures

Many readers have seen the inspirational movie about the women whose mathematical and computer skills contributed to the Space Race. (no review)

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Invention of Wings

This is a fictionalized story inspired by the Grimke sisters who were early pioneers in the abolitionist movement.  Review

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

librarian of auschwitz

This is a fictionalized and compelling account of real life Dita Kraus and her survival in a concentration camp during WW11. Review

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

The Hiding Place

This is the well known and best selling memoir by Corrie Ten Boom that recounts her days and hopes for survival in a concentration camp. I think this was my first WW11 reading experience. (no review)

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai 

I am Malala

Malala represents brave women and girls who stand up for women’s rights in an oppressive culture. (no review)

Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science by Jeannine Atkins

Finding Wonders

It’s inspiring for mature middle grade girls (and adults) to read fictionalized biographies of three real women scientists and their contributions. Review (scroll down page)

What titles can you add to this list?

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