Today is International Women’s Day, a day we recognize and appreciate all the great accomplishments women have done for the world. I believe that is fair to say that one day is not enough, let alone an entire month. Nevertheless, it should not stop us from giving women the recognition they deserve. And what better way to understand women’s contributions by reading about them! Here are some great book recommendations that celebrate women altogether!
I Am Malala:The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Christina Lamb and Malala Yousafzai
A true book of the century, Malala’s courage and stance on equal for girls is a true model of why we need to celebrate Women’s Day everyday. Her words will give you the inspiration you need not only for today, but all month long.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
Charlotte Bronte created an independent, free-thinking female character, a rarity in the 19th century. Eyre’s characteristics and make her an ideal model of what women should aspire too and the right to have an independent will and a free-thinking personality.
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft
Read one of the earliest books of feminism by one of history’s earliest feminist. Wollstonecraft’s arguments for equal rights for all will have you giving a standing ovation. A definite read, especially for this political climate. If you would like to read my book review, you can find it here.
Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age Story by Amani Al-Khatahtbeh
Young girl taking a stand against false stereotypes towards her religion? What better role model (or a better book to read) for Women’s Day. Her journey may not be unique but her story is a must for all future generations.
The story of three amazing African American women who during the time of male supremacy and segregation, used their intellect to help shape our country’s space program. A model story on what happens when we all work together.
A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin
Kate Chopin did not get the respect and accolade she deserved in her lifetime. But that should not diminish her works. The Awakening is a popular work by Chopin but there are other great works such as this copy of compilation of short stories. She may not make outspoken arguments like Malala or Wollstonecraft but the message in her stories are very clear and true to the independent spirit.
The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things by Paula Byrne
There had to be a Jane Austen book on this list! Take a look at the key moments and objects of her life that propelled her to give her great writings to the world.
Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future! by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl
An A-Z list of all the great women who shaped women’s history and are striving to shape women’s future? What better way to get inspired today!
Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement by Sally G. McMillen
Read about the history and how this fight for equal rights all began.
Women of Colonial America: 13 Stories of Courage and Survival in the New World by Brandon Marie Miller
Strength , courage and resilience started amongst the beginnings of a new country. Read about how 13 remarkable women strive to survive and making their mark in not only colonial history, but also women’s history.