Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month this March, we’re showcasing women’s stories from our collections in a monthlong series of posts.

To start out strong, we’ve selected six titles that feature a combined total of 222 stories about amazing women in science, sports, the arts, and more.

HeadstrongHeadstrong: 52 women who changed science– and the world by Rachel Swaby
Call Number: 509.252 S9711 h
“Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovators, as well as lesser-known but hugely significant scientists who influence our every day, Rachel Swaby’s vibrant profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one’s ideas developed, from their first moment of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they’re best known.”


womeninsportsWomen in Sports: 50 fearless athletes who played to win
by Rachel Ignotofsky
Call Number: 796.09252 I247 w
“A charmingly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Sports highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes–from well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, to lesser-known athletes like skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee…”


girlslikeusGirls Like Us: 40 extraordinary women celebrate girlhood in story, poetry, and song
by Gina Misiroglu (Editor)
Call Number: 920.72 G5255
“In Girls Like Us, 40 accomplished, influential women share inspiring moments from their own childhoods and teenage years.”




broadstrokesBroad Strokes: 15 women who made art and made history (in that order)
by Bridget Quinn
Call Number: New Books
“This book chronicles the lives and art of 15 often overlooked female artists from the Renaissance to the modern day.”




becauseiwasagirlBecause I Was a Girl: true stories for girls of all ages
by Melissa De la Cruz
Call Number: 305.4 B388
Because I Was a Girl is an inspiring collection of [thirty-eight] true stories by women and girls about the obstacles, challenges, and opportunities they’ve faced…because of their gender.”




Dead Feminists: historic heroines in living color
by Chandler O’Leary & Jessica Spring
Call Number: 305.42 O451 d
“Providing a new and illuminating look at 27 women who’ve changed the world, Dead Feminists ties these historical women and the challenges they faced into the most important issues of today. Based on the cult-following limited edition Dead Feminists letterpress poster series by illustrator Chandler O’Leary and letterpress artist Jessica Spring, the book combines new art and lettering, archival photographs and ephemera, and revisits the original poster to tell each woman’s story.”