March 8 is International Women’s Day. It is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This day also calls attention to gender quality that still needs to happen. 

In honor of International Women’s Day, check out these books at the VC/UHV Library written by or about awesome women in history.

  • The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis
  • The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kierman
  • My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
  • Wednesdays in Mississippi: Proper Ladies Working for Radical Change, Freedom Summer 1964 by Debbie Z. Harwell
  • Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou
  • Georgia O’Keeffe: A Life by Roxana Robinson
  • Women’s Suffrage by Jeff Hill
  • The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
  • Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol by Nell Irvin Painter
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony: Correspondence, Writings, Speeches by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • Double Victory: How African American Women Broke Race and Gender Barriers to Help Win World War II by Cheryl Mullenbach
  • Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie
  • Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Y. Davis
  • Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965 edited by Davis W. Houck and David E. Dixon
  • Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
  • Joan of Arc: A Military Leader by Kelly DeVries
  • The works of Alice Dunbar-Nelson by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 
  • Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species are Being Rescued from the Brink by Jane Goodall
  • Curie by Sarah Dry
  • Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family by Condoleezza Rice

This is a small selection of books the VC/UHV Library owns to celebrate the lives of women. To find more, you can go to our homepage and click on the Search Library Catalog tab.