Celebrate Women’s History Month: 12 Books to Checkout

Since the late 1980s, the United States government has proclaimed the entire month of March as an opportunity to “celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States

1. Bold Spirit by Linda Lawrence Hunt

Helga and her daughter Clara completed a trek across the United States with little money, on foot, and in dresses. While the story doesn’t end with fireworks, it does end with an incredible lesson in grit and determination.

2. Incredible Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Henrietta Lacks was born in 1920. In 1951, she had a biopsy done at John Hopkins Medical Center and unwillingly donated her unique cells for research.

3. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

This book isn’t a true story. It is historical fiction set in France during the German occupation. It introduces us to two sisters and depicts how they handle the disruption of war.

4. Rose Code by Kate Quinn

As with her other books, Kate Quinn mixes historical facts with imaginative details to create a story that gives us a sample of what it may have looked like at Bletchley Park in the 1940s.

5. The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and The Future of The Human Race by Walter Isaacson

An in-depth look at the history and progression of genes, this book tells us of history and sparks critical conversations about where we are going next.