Women's History Month

Reading List

Women's History MonthResources at Fall River Public Library

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Adult Non-Fiction


305.409 B368 Women & power : a manifesto by Beard, Mary. Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2017

305.409 S664 Women : our story by DK Publishing, Inc. DK Publishing, 2019

305.409 S664  Smithsonian American women : women's history from the National Collection / Smithsonian Institution by  Smithsonian Institution.  Smithsonian Books, 2019


305.42 K172  The genius of women : from overlooked to changing the world by Kaplan, Janice. Dutton, 2020


305.42 P621 The little book of feminist saints by Pierpont, Julia. Random House, 2018


305.435 P829 Figuring by Popova, Maria. Pantheon Books, 2019


306.815 T768 All the single ladies : unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation by Traister, Rebecca. Simon & Schuster, 2016

320.082 C678 Breakthrough : the making of America's first woman president by Cohen, Nancy L. Counterpoint, 2016

320.082 M894 See Jane win : the inspiring story of the women changing American politics by Moscatello, Caitlin.  Dutton, 2019


320.9 S427 The double X economy : the epic potential of women's empowerment by Scott, Linda M.  Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020


324.623 D812  Suffrage : women's long battle for the vote by DuBois, Ellen Carol. Simon & Schuster, 2020


324.623 N491 And yet they persisted : how American women won the right to vote by  Neuman,  Johanna, Wiley-Blackwell. 2020


324.623 W429 The woman's hour : the great fight to win the vote by Weiss, Elaine F.  Viking, 2018


332.024 D921 Financial feminist : overcome the patriarchy's bullsh*t to master your money and build a life you love by Dunlap, Tori. Dey St., 2022


362.88 K168 She said : breaking the sexual harassment story that helped ignite a movement by Kantor, Jodi. Penguin Press, 2019


363.179 M822 The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women by Moore, Kate. Sourcebooks, 2018


782.421 I11  God save the queens : the essential history of women in hip-hop  by Iandoli, Kathy. Dey St, 2019


791.43 H758 The queens of animation : the untold story of the women who transformed the world of Disney and made cinematic history  by Holt, Nathalia. Back Bay Books, 2020


796.525 H468 Into the planet : my life as a cave diver by Heinerth, Jill.  Ecco, 2019


920.1 M156 Bygone badass broads : 52 forgotten women who changed the world by Lee, Mackenzi. Abrams Image, 2018


940.3 F219  A Lab of One's Own : Science and Suffrage in the First World War by Fara, Patricia. Oxford University Press, 2018


940.548 M965 Code girls : the untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II by Mundy, Liza. Hachette Books, 2018  Also available as Book-on-CD (B-O-CD MUN COD)


959.704 L478 The League of Wives : the untold story of the women who took on the U.S. Government to bring their husbands home by Lee, Heath Hardage. St. Martin's Press, 2019


973.922 B178L A lady, first : my life in the Kennedy White House and the American embassies of Paris and Rome by Baldrige, Letitia.  Viking, 2001


From the Reference Department

REFCIRC 305.4097 W22 American women's history : a very short introduction  Ware, Susan. Oxford University Press, 2015

REFCIRC 305.488 B534  A black women's history of the United States by Berry, Daina Ramey. Beacon Press, 2020 

REFCIRC 796.0922 H197 Women in sports : a reference handbook  by Hanold, Maylon. ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2018

RR 331.4 B512 Women at work : an oral history of working class women in Fall River, Massachusetts 1920 to 1970 by Martins Michael, et al. Fall River Historical Society Press, 2018  

also at http:fallriverhistorical.org/WomenatWork/

REFCIRC 305.42 FEM The feminism book.  Contributors, Hannah McCann, consultant editor ; Georgie Carroll, Beverley Duguid, Kathryn Gehred, Liana Kirillova, Ann Kramer, Marian Smith Holmes, Shannon Weber ; Lucy Mangan, foreword.  DK Publishing,  2022




B B114 Hollywood's Eve : Eve Babitz and the secret history of L.A. by Anolik, Lil. Scribner, 2019


B C641 The book of gutsy women  by Clinton, Hillary Rodham, and Chelsea Clinton. Simon & Schuster, 2019


B C6416  LT B C6416 Living history by Clinton, Hillary Rodham. Thorndike Press, 2003


B C986 Lady Romeo : the radical and revolutionary life of Charlotte Cushman, America's first celebrity by  Wojczuk, Tana. Avid Reader Press, 2020


B D542  Ordinary girls : a memoir by Díaz, Jaquira. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019


B E92  Broad band : the untold story of the women who made the Internet by Evans, Claire Lisa. Portfolio, 2018


B G615 LT    A Woman of No Importance : the Untold Story of the American Spy who Helped Win World War II by  Purnell, Sonia. Thorndike Press, 2019

B G493  My own words by  Ginsburg, Ruth Bader with Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams. Simon & Schuster 2016


B G493 Ruth Bader Ginsburg : a life by De Hart, Jane Sherron. Vintage Books, 2020


B L253 The women with silver wings : the inspiring true story of the Women Airforce Service pilots of World War II  by Landdeck, Katherine Sharp.  Crown, 2020


B N713 The doctors Blackwell : how two pioneering sisters brought medicine to women--and women to medicine by Nimura, Janice P. W.W. Norton & Company, 2021


B O11 Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history by O'Brien, Keith.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018


B O11  First : Sandra Day O'Connor by Thomas, Evan. Random House, 2019


B O15 AOC : fighter, phenom, change maker by Gupta Prachi. Workman Publishing, 2019


B R514 Make trouble : standing up, speaking out, and finding the courage to lead : my life story by Richards, Cecile. Touchstone, 2018


B R859  Mighty justice : my life in civil rights by Roundtree, Dovey Johnson. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019


B S971 Headstrong : 52 women who changed science-- and the world by Swaby, Rachel. Broadway Books, 2015


B T884 The three mothers : how the mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin shaped a nation by Tubbs, Anna Malaika. Flatiron Books, 2021


B T885 She came to slay : the life and times of Harriet Tubman by Dunbar, Erica Armstrong. 37 Ink, 2019


B W536    Educated : a memoir by Westover, Tara.  Random House, 2018   Available in Large Type and Book-on-CD formats as well (LT B W536, B-O-CD WES EDU)


B W453  Ida B. the Queen : the extraordinary life and legacy of Ida B. Wells by Michelle Duster.  Atria/One Signal Publishers, 2021


eAudiobooks, eBooks, Etc.

The Widow Washington  by Saxton, Martha.  Available in Digital Format: HTM, Adobe EPUB, Kindle

The Trial of Lizzie Borden by  Robertson, Cara.  Available in Digital Format: MP3, OverDrive Listen

Era of Ignition byTamblyn, Amber. Available in Digital Format: OverDrive, HTML, Adobe EPUB, Kindle

Chasing Hillary by Chozick, Amy. Available in Digital Format: OverDrive, HTML, Adobe EPUB, Kindle

The Truths We Hold by Harris, Kamala.  Available in Digital Format:  OverDrive, HTML, Adobe EPUB, Kindle

The World According to Fannie Davis by Davis, Bridgett M.  Available in Digital Format: OverDrive, HTML, Adobe EPUB, Kindle




Can't Nothing Bring Me Down by Keeling, Ida, read by Lisa Renee Pitts.  ZONDERVAN 2018

Dissenter On The Bench by Victoria Ortiz, read by Lisa Larsen. DREAMSCAPE MEDIA, LLC, 2019

Elizabeth Warren by Antonia Felix, read by Suzie Althens. DREAMSCAPE MEDIA, LLC, 2018

Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik, read by Andi Arndt.  HARPERAUDIO, 2015

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore, read by Angela Brazil.  HIGHBRIDGE, 2017

Hard Choices  by Hillary Rodham Clinton, read by Kathleen Chalfant, Hillary Rodham Clinton. SIMON & SCHUSTER AUDIO, 2014