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March Is Women’s History Month

Celebrate with Books About Women

With the onset of March comes the celebration of Women’s History Month. Take some time this month to explore works of literature, contributions to science and history, pieces of art, and more, created by or about, women.

Here are some books from our catalog that you might find illuminating. Click on a title to place a book on hold for pickup at any Lackawanna County library.

Science

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Art 

Ninth Street women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: five painters and the movement that changed modern art by Mary Gabriel

Black Futures by Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham

History 

Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Music

M Train by Patti Smith

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday by Angela Davis

Literature

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

If you want to learn more about Women’s History Month, click here.

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