5 Inspiring Books to Read for Women’s History Month

5 Inspiring Books to Read for Women’s History Month

Celebrate the bold, smart, courageous, and creative contributions made by women during Women’s History Month. Read about accomplishments achieved and the changes to society made by the strong, determined women in these books.

5 books to read for Women’s History Month

Hill Women by Cassie Chambers

Hill Women by Cassie Chambers. Nestled in the Appalachian mountains, Owsley County is the poorest county in Kentucky and the second poorest in the country. Buildings are crumbling and fields sit vacant, as tobacco farming and coal mining decline. But strong women are finding creative ways to subsist in their hollers in the hills. Cassie Chambers grew up amidst these hollers, and through the women who raised her, she traces her own path out of and back into the Kentucky mountains.

Fly Girls by Keith O'Brien

Fly Girls by Keith O’Brien. High adventure and high ideals merge when a corps of intrepid female aviators battle to take part in the hugely popular air shows of the 1920s and 1930s. Ultimately, one of the heroines won a race and was called America’s best pilot.

Wonder Women by Sam Maggs

Wonder Women by Sam Maggs. Smart women have always achieved amazing things, even with the odds stacked against them. In Wonder Women, author Sam Maggs tells the stories of the brilliant, brainy, and totally rad women in history who broke barriers as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors.

The Girls of Atomic City

The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan. Traces the unknown contributions of tens of thousands of women residents of the Manhattan Project’s then-secret city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, whose uranium-enriching jobs in support of the Project were shrouded in secrecy and whose legacy is still being felt today

America's Women by Gail Collins

America’s Women by Gail Collins. Traces the history of women in America, from the female settlers who vanished from Roanoke to the twenty-first century, noting the societal and political rules that influenced fashion, attitudes, education, sex, health, and work.


Our history is full of bold, trail-blazing, creative and courageous women. Take time to celebrate all women during Women’s History Month.

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