Women’s History Month Display



Celebrate Women’s History Month with some books written by incredible female authors and featuring strong female protagonists!  Here are some possible titles to consider:


One of my favorite reads of 2022 was When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill.  Set in a 1950s America that looks similar to ours, but with one key difference: The Mass Dragoning of 1955, in which hundreds of thousands of women sprouted wings, became dragons, and disappeared into the sky.   Our main character Alex is a young girl whose aunt transformed while her mother did not and who is forbidden from ever talking about her beloved aunt.  “In this timely and timeless speculative novel, award-winning author Kelly Barnhill boldly explores rage, memory, and the forced limitations of girlhood.”


In An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, newlyweds Celestial and Roy are just beginning their life together when Roy is arrested for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit.  Emmett is sentenced to 12 years in prison, and Celestial, alone and struggling, seeks comfort from her childhood friend Andre.  After five years, Roy’s conviction is overturned, and he returns home, thinking that their life will pick up where they left off.


In Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead, Marian and James Graves are raised by their uncle in Missoula, Montana, and a chance encounter with two pilots passing through town sparks Marian’s love of flight.  She drops out of school at 15 and finds a patron who will help her achieve her dream: circumnavigating the globe and flying her plane over the Arctic Circle.  A century later, actress Hadley Baxter is cast to play Marian in a film about Marian’s disappearance over the South Pacific.  “Her immersion into the character of Marian unfolds, thrillingly, alongside Marian’s own story, as the two womens’ fates–and their hunger for self-determination in vastly different geographies and times– collide.”


You’ll find these titles and many more in our display area.  For additional titles: see lists below: