It’s March which means it is officially National Women’s History Month and we’re celebrating women in full force with the latest and greatest books about stellar heroines in addition to a few iconic favorites.
American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt by Stephanie Marie Thornton
Alice Roosevelt was never one to play by anyone else’s rules, instead, she found her own path and made a name for herself on her own terms. From falling in love to heartbreak and major betrayals, this new novel tells the story of a young woman who always put herself first and created her own fame.
The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene
Did any little girl not want to be Nancy Drew when they were younger? Didn’t think so. The Secret of the Old Clock marked the beginning of an amazing era for Carolyn Keene and mystery novels featuring strong and brilliant women. If you haven’t read your way through the series, it’s never too late to start.
Woman 99 by Greer Macallister
When Charlotte’s parents commit her sister into an asylum, she follows along and surrenders her identity to become one of the ‘inmates’ in order to discover what is going on inside. Charlotte begins to understand that the women are not insane and searches for answers to why these women have been committed.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Jane Austen’s work will always be a classic and in Pride and Prejudice, readers all over the world got to know literary heroine Elizabeth Bennet. When she decides not to agree to her family’s wishes of an arranged marriage, Elizabeth finds and fights for an unlikely love that, in the end, brings her true happiness. Elizabeth is proof that you don’t have to do what others want in order to find your own path in life.
The Tesla Legacy by K.K. Pérez
This new YA novel from K.K. Pérez features a young and ambitious scientist whose experience in the Tesla Suite of the New Yorker Hotel unleashes powers she never knew she had. Thanks to her new abilities, she’ll be forced into a battle that will challenge her and teach her to fully embrace the remarkable powers she has.
The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff
When Grace finds a suitcase full of photos of women who were once used as secret agents in World War II but never returned from their missions, she dives into an intense mystery. As she begins to unearth the truth about these women, she’ll find herself drawn to another mysterious woman whose story will change her life forever.
Matilda by Roald Dahl
The story of a young girl who is powerful in more ways than she knows, Matilda is a constant reminder that no matter how hard outsiders try, they can never put you down. Finally escaping her cruel parents, Matilda believes school will be the escape she’s always wanted. When she runs into trouble there as well, she bravely unlocks the true heart of her powers, making a positive change in her life.
American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
Marie Mitchell knows her odds of succeeding in the FBI aren’t great as she’s a black woman trying to make a name for herself in 1986. Tired of mindless work, she joins a task force that possibly wants her for all the wrong reasons. Once she takes the job, she starts working with the head of the organization, eventually becoming a part of the mission that brings their leader down and forces her to question everything she’s ever known.
Warriors Don’t Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock’s Central High by Melba Pattillo Beals
In this inspiring and breathtaking memoir, Beals looks back on her instrumental role in the Civil Rights Movement of the ’50s. A story of cruelty and racism, she tells of the courage and strength it took to stand up when it was unsafe and unheard of. This memoir is an important read that everyone can learn from.
The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin
Fiona Skinner is a famous poet with a unique family history that captures the attention of anyone she talks to about it. In The Last Romantics she dispels to a group of her readers a story about the vacation that brought her and her siblings together and the way it permanently impacted their relationship as a family.
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