Women's History and Experiences in Books and Film

Women's History Month Reading and Viewing


During Women's History Month, we commemorate the lives and achievements of trailblazers throughout history and share experiences of today's changemakers. Check out these lists of recommended books and browse the collection of films available through the Library's free streaming services. 



Women's History Month: Her Story to Tell

Women telling women's stories, sometimes their own, are highlighted in this list of books.



A Woman Speaks: The Power of Poetry on International Women's Day

A celebration of female-identifying poets and their contemplations for International Women's Day.



Read Outside the Box: Smash the Patriarchy!

This month’s theme of the Library’s teen- and tween-centric subscription book boxes offers a collection of books and other giveaways that highlight strong female characters.

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(Some of the) Best New Juvenile Fiction by Female Authors

Our Youth & Family Engagement team has collected titles aimed at young readers that draw attention to women’s stories and experiences.



Films  and Documentaries

The streaming video service Kanopy lets you enjoy works by female filmmakers, watch movies about women who've made headlines, and explore documentaries that highlight contemporary women's issues. 
Hoopla also offers instant access to digital films, including a collection of movies focusing on women's stories and experiences.
Screenshot of Kanopy Black History Month film selections