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Recommended Reading for Women's History Month

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Discover our top 10 book recommendations for Women's History Month.

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Recommended Reading for Women's History Month

Hidden Figures” by Margorot Lee Shetterly –This true story weaves the narratives of four African-American women who played a major role in achieving some of NASA’s greatest successes in space. Known as “human computers,” these women used their mathematical gifts to help propel the first man in space, all while being segregated from their white, male counterparts.

"Beyond Colorblind: Redeeming Our Ethnic Journey" by Sarah Shin –Ethnicity and evangelism specialist Sarah Shin reveals how our brokenness around ethnicity can be restored and redeemed, for our own wholeness and also for the good of others.

"Malestrom: Manhood Swept into the Currents of a Changing World" by Carolyn Custis James–Malestrom explores the idea of manhood, a growing issue both in the wider culture and in the church. Until now, the entire discussion has been largely reduced to Western conceptions. Instead, James here shows how our culture’s narrow definitions of manhood are upended when we consider the examples of men in the Bible and Jesus’ gospel. 

“Ida: A Sword Among Lions” by Paula J. Giddings –Heralded as a landmark achievement upon publication, Ida: A Sword Among Lions is a sweeping narrative about a country and a crusader embroiled in the struggle against lynching—a practice that imperiled not only the lives of black men and women, but also a nation based on law and riven by race.

“The Source of Self Regard” by Toni Morrison–Here is Toni Morrison in her own words: a rich gathering of her most important essays and speeches, spanning four decades.
 
“Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie–This powerful story of race and gender is centered on Ifemelu, a brilliant and self-assured young woman who departs military-ruled Nigeria for an American university where, for the first time, she is forced to grapple with her identity as a black woman.
 
"The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration" by Isabel Wilkerson–In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.
 
"The Heart of a Woman" by Maya Angelou–Filled with unforgettable vignettes of such renowned people as Billie Holiday and Malcom X, but perhaps most importantly chronicles the joys and the burdens of a black mother in America and how the son she has cherished so intensely and worked for so devotedly finally grows to be a man.
 
"The Multi-Hyphen Method" by Emma Gannon–In The Multi-Hyphen Life, award-winning British author-podcaster Emma Gannon explains that it doesn't matter if you're a part-time PA with a blog, or an accountant who runs an online store in the evenings—whatever your ratio, whatever your mixture, we can all channel our own entrepreneurial spirit to live more fulfilled and financially healthy lives.
 
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. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.
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