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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI): Women's History Month

Features books and other resources on DEI topics

History of Feminism/Gender Equity in United States

The Feminist Revolution

The Women's Liberation Movement in America

A Necessary Spectacle

Daring to Be Bad

The World Split Open

Women's Suffrage in America

Women's Suffrage

Feminist Literature - Nonfiction

The Feminine Mystique

Revisiting gender

The Vagina Monologues

Last Days at Hot Slit

Good and Mad

Outrageous Acts

Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions

The beauty myth

The Beauty Myth

Moving Beyond Words

Moving Beyond Words

Unwelcome and Unlawful

Feminist Literature - Fiction

A room of one's own

A Room of One's Own

Handmaid's tale

The Handmaid's Tale

The Bluest Eye

The Awakening and Selected Stories

The Yellow Wall-Paper

The color purple

The Color Purple


The Help

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Pride and prejudice

Pride and prejudice

The Invention of Wings


North country

North Country

Josey Aimes needs a job and goes to work at a Minnesota steel mine after splitting with her violent husband. But the job proves to be almost as harrowing as her marriage. The male miners are resentful of women taking their jobs, so the men verbally abuse and play humiliating pranks on the female miners. After being physically assaulted by a coworker, Josey tries to fight against the harassment, but none of the other women will join her case for fear that things will only get worse. A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the U.S. - Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won a landmark 1984 lawsuit.

Women's Balcony

The Women's Balcony

An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power.

Hidden figures

Hidden figures

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.

The divine order

The divine order

"The Divine Order is set in Switzerland in 1971 where, despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade, women were still denied the right to vote. When unassuming and dutiful housewife Nora is forbidden by her husband to take a part-time job, her frustration leads to her becoming the poster child of her town's suffragette movement. Her newfound celebrity brings humiliation, threats, and the potential end to her marriage, but refusing to back down, she convinces the women in her village to go on strike...and makes a few startling discoveries about her own liberation."

A doll's house

A doll's house

Based on the play by Henrik Ibsen. Nora is sheltered first by her father and then by her husband. All her life, she has been protected like a fragile possession ... like a doll in a doll's house. After she marries, Nora becomes frustrated, realizes that under the dominance of her husband she will never have an identity of her own, and leaves to find a new life for herself.