Women's History Month Reading List

March is Women’s History Month! This year’s theme is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.” This month, and all year, we look to celebrate the women of the past and present who have been storytellers across all mediums. Everything from stage to screen, print to blogs. These women have devoted their lives to telling stories, pursuing the truth, creating art, and changing the world for decades.

Cover of Once I was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America

Once I was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America

Maria Hinojosa

The author of Crews (DB 42950) examines immigration in America through the lens of her own family's experiences and decades of reporting. She discusses the history of US immigration policy and how rhetoric informs American attitudes towards outsiders. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2020. 

Book Length: 12 hours 50 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB102205

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Don’t Stop Believin’

Olivia Newton-John

The Grammy-winning singer and actress most famous for her role in the movie musical Grease tells her story. In addition to discussing her career, she shares her experiences growing up in Melbourne, Australia; her battle with cancer; and her advocacy on behalf of many charities. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Book Length: 7 hours, 51 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB094446

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Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina

Misty Copeland

Ballerina recounts her experiences as the first African American soloist for the American Ballet Theatre in New York City. Explains her status as a latecomer to dancing at the age of thirteen and details her personal struggles with food, racism, and self-doubts. 2014.

Book Length: 8 hours, 6 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB078843

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My Own Words

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mary Hartnett, and Wendy W. Williams

Writings and speeches from the associate justice. Covers such subjects as gender equality, the workings of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, and the value of an international perspective when interpreting the Constitution. The selections included in this volume were chosen by Ginsburg and her authorized biographers, Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams. Bestseller. 2016. 

Book Length: 14 hours, 35 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB086782

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Audition: A Memoir

Barbara Walters

Television journalist Walters discusses her personal life. Covers her adopted daughter, her marriages and affairs, and her sister's mental disability. Walters also details her professional career and memorable people she has interviewed, including politicians, celebrities, and Robert and Michelle Smithdas--married teachers who are both deaf-blind. Bestseller. 2008.

Book Length: 25 hours, 3 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB066696

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The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

Walter Isaacson

Author of Leonardo da Vinci (DB 89588) and Steve Jobs (DB 73682) profiles the life and work of biochemist Jennifer Doudna, a co-recipient of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her work on developing CRISPR technology which allows for editing of genes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.

Book Length: 16 hours, 8 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB102772

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Reading Lists

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