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Becoming by Michelle Obama
In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America, she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private
Broad Band by Claire L. Evans
The history of technology you probably know is one of men and machines, garages and riches, alpha nerds and programmers. But the little-known fact is that female visionaries have always been at the vanguard of technology and innovation–they’ve just been erased from the story. Until now.
Conversations with RBG by Jeffrey Rosen
An informal portrait of Justice Ginsburg, drawing on a series of her conversations with Rosen, starting in the 1990s and continuing through the Trump era.
Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo
A memoir from the Native American poet describes her youth with an abusive stepfather, becoming a single teen mom, and how she struggled to finally find inner peace and her creative voice.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells–taken without her knowledge–became one of the most important tools in medicine.
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
Jahren tells about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged hours of play in his classrooms labs; about how she found a sanctuary in science, and the disappointments, triumphs and exhilarating discoveries of scientific work.
Lucy Stone by Sally G. McMillen
A biography of Lucy Stone, who, while often overshadowed by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and others, played a pivotal role in the woman’s rights movement and fought for gender equality throughout her life.
On a Farther Shore by William Souder
The life and legacy of Rachel Carson.
Wild Swans by Jung Chang
Chang recounts the evocative, unsettling, and insistently gripping story of how three generations of women in her family fared in the political maelstrom of China during the 20th century.
The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone
Jason Fagone chronicles the life of this Elizebeth Smith Friedman, who played an integral role in our nation’s history for forty years.