Before March is completely behind us, take a moment to celebrate the contributions of women across history and society. The celebration of women in history began in 1980 when President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 to be National Women’s History Week. In 1981, the week was recognized by congress. It wasn’t until 1987 that the whole month of March was declared Women’s History Month. Since 1995, U.S. presidents have issued annual proclamations designating March as Women’s History Month, and to celebrate, we’ve put together this list of titles. These titles are great to offer as educational resources in schools or promotional packages at your library as we celebrate Girl Power through women in history as well as women who have had a profound impact on modern society and popular culture.
Laura Guldeman is a Collection Development Specialist at OverDrive.