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Celebrate Women’s History Month

305.42 ADI
Dear Ijeawele, or, A feminist manifesto in fifteen suggestions / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today–written as a letter to a friend.

363.1799 MOO
The radium girls : the dark story of America’s shining women / Kate Moore
A full-length account of the struggles of hundreds of women who were exposed to dangerous levels of radium while working factory jobs during World War I describes how they were mislead by their employers and became embroiled in a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights. (Also available as an ebook and downloadable audio from Libby/OverDrive.)

510.925 LEE
Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race / Margot Lee Shetterly
An account of the previously unheralded but pivotal contributions of NASA’s African-American women mathematicians to America’s space program; describes how they were segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws in spite of their groundbreaking successes. (Also available as an ebook and downloadable audio from Libby/OverDrive.)

610.92 NIM
The doctors Blackwell : how two pioneering sisters brought medicine to women–and women to medicine / Janice P. Nimura
The vivid biography of two pioneering sisters who, together, became America’s first female doctors and transformed New York’s medical establishment by creating a hospital by and for women.

814.54 EPH
I remember nothing : and other reflections / Nora Ephron
A humorous collection of personal essays discusses the author’s career in journalism, divorce, a long-anticipated inheritance with unanticipated results, and the evolution of her relationship with her e-mail in-box. (Also available as a downloadable audio in Libby/OverDrive.)

Downloadable Audio on Libby/OverDrive
We are never meeting in real life : Essays / Samantha Irby
The woman behind “Bitchesgottaeat.com” shares stories of her life from a failed “Bachelorette” application and awkward sexual encounters to a romantic vacation and ill-fated pilgrimage to scatter her estranged father’s ashes in Nashville.

814.6 MOR
The source of self-regard : selected essays, speeches, and meditations / Toni Morrison
An anthology of the Nobel Prize-winning writer’s essays, speeches and commentary on society, culture and art includes her powerful prayer for the dead of 9/11, her searching meditation on Martin Luther King, Jr. and her poignant eulogy for James Baldwin.

920 KIL
Stay sexy & don’t get murdered : the definitive how-to guide / Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark
A dual memoir by the hosts of the My Favorite Murder podcast share never-before-heard stories about their battles with depression, eating disorders and addiction, sharing insights into the cultural forces that prevent people from being their own advocates. (Also available as a downloadable audio in Libby/OverDrive.)

BIO HAFNER
Mother, daughter, me : a memoir / Katie Hafner
A health and technology journalist documents the author’s efforts to promote family bonds and healing during a haphazard year spent sharing a home in San Francisco with her complicated octogenarian mother and teenage daughter. (Also available as a downloadable audio in Libby/OverDrive.)

BIO KHAN
When they call you a terrorist : a Black Lives Matter memoir / Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
A memoir by the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement explains the movement’s position of love, humanity, and justice, challenging perspectives that have negatively labeled the movement’s activists while calling for essential political changes. (Also available as a downloadable audio from hoopla.)

BIO KINGSTON
The woman warrior : memoirs of a girlhood among ghosts / Maxine Hong Kingston
A first-generation Chinese-American woman recounts growing up in America within a tradition-bound Chinese family, and confronted with Chinese ghosts from the past and non-Chinese ghosts of the present.

BIO MILLER CHANEL
Know my name : a memoir / Chanel Miller
Know My Name will forever transform the way we think about sexual assault, challenging our beliefs about what is acceptable and speaking truth to the tumultuous reality of healing. It also introduces readers to an extraordinary writer, one whose words have already changed our world. Entwining pain, resilience, and humor, this memoir will stand as a modern classic. (Also available as an ebook from Libby/OverDrive.)

FICTION ALDERMAN
The power : a novel / Naomi Alderman
In a novel of speculative fiction, an award-winning author contemplates a world where teenage girls now have immense physical power they can cause agonizing pain and even death, drastically resetting the balance of the world.

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White dancing elephants : stories / Chaya Bhuvaneswar
Bhuvaneswar tackles the intricate interactions of race, class, and sexuality in this enticing debut… The political charge of each relationship is reinforced by Bhuvaneswar’s articulation of the simmering drama created by them…The collection is sharp and provocative, and Bhuvaneswar’s voice rings true.-Publisher’s Weekly.