10 books by women authors to celebrate Women’s History Month

To celebrate Women’s History Month, the New York Public Library has compiled 365 books by women authors from across the globe to keep the celebration going all year long.

News 12 Staff

Mar 25, 2024, 8:30 AM

Updated 23 days ago

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To celebrate Women’s History Month, the New York Public Library has compiled 365 books by women authors from across the globe to keep the celebration going all year long.
This list includes a vast range of women authors. Below are a few of their picks:

Voices From Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich

A journalist by trade, who now suffers from an immune deficiency developed while researching this book, presents personal accounts of what happened to the people of Belarus after the nuclear reactor accident in 1986, and the fear, anger, and uncertainty that they still live with. See more about the book here.

Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

From the author of the beloved bestseller Garden Spells comes a beautiful, haunting story of old loves and new. See more about the book here.

Eva Luna by Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende introduces her most enchanting creation, Eva Luna - a lover, a writer, a revolutionary, and above all a storyteller. See more about the book here.

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. See more about the book here.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Set in a small English village during 1812, this classic novel is one of the greatest love stories ever told. See more about the book here.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre possesses neither the great beauty nor entrancing charm that her fictional predecessors used to make their way in the world. Instead, Jane relies upon her powers of diligence and perception, conducting herself with dignity animated by passion. See more about the book here.

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Emily Brontë's only novel endures as a work of tremendous and far-reaching influence. See more about the book here.

On the Bus With Rosa Parks by Rita Dove

In these brilliant poems, Rita Dove treats us to a panoply of human endeavor, shot through with the electrifying jazz of her lyric elegance. See more about the book here.

The Morning They Came for Us by Janine di Giovanni

A masterpiece of war reportage, The Morning They Came for Us bears witness to one of the most brutal internecine conflicts in recent history. See more about the book here.

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl. See more about the book here.


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