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International Women`s Day

by Lucas Rigamont Braganca on 2023-03-08T00:00:00-08:00 | 0 Comments

On March 8, the world comes together to honour women for their historical contributions to society, including their roles as leaders in politics, business, culture, and the arts. Celebrated annually on March 8, International Women's Day serves as a reminder of the long road toward gender parity that women have travelled.

"Embrace Equity" is this year's International Women's Day theme. This is a rallying cry for people everywhere to take a stand against discrimination based on gender and to work together to create a more just and equitable society. You can read more about the campaign for International Women`s Day

Reading biographies of amazing women who have changed the world is one way to show appreciation for all they've done. Keeping with the spirit of International Women's Day, here are some reading suggestions:

Cover ArtI Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai; Patricia McCormick (As told to)

Call Number: LC2330 .Y68 2014
ISBN: 9780316327930
Publication Date: 2014-08-19
This memoir tells the story of Malala, a Pakistani girl who stood up for her right to an education and was targeted by the Taliban for her activism. Malala has become a global advocate for education and women's rights.

Cover ArtHidden Figures Young Readers' Edition by Margot Lee Shetterly

ISBN: 9780062662385
Publication Date: 2016-11-29
This nonfiction book tells the story of the black women mathematicians who played a crucial role in the American space program during the 1960s.

Cover ArtBecoming by Michelle Obama

Call Number: E909.O24 O23 2018
ISBN: 9781524763138
Publication Date: 2018-11-13
This memoir by former First Lady Michelle Obama offers a candid and inspiring account of her life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years in the White House.

Cover ArtMaya Angelou by Linda Wagner-Martin

Call Number: PS3551.N464 Z96 2016
ISBN: 9781501307850
Publication Date: 2015-11-19
A comprehensive biographical and critical reading of the works of American poet and memoirist Maya Angelou (1928-2014).

Cover ArtFrench Women Poets of Nine Centuries by Norman R. Shapiro (Translator); Roberta L. Krueger (Introduction by); Catherine Lafarge (Introduction by); Catherine Perry (Introduction by); Rosanna Warren (Foreword by)

Call Number: PQ1167 .F74 2008
ISBN: 9780801888045
Publication Date: 2008-09-22

Cover ArtParable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

Call Number: PS3552.U827 P37 2019
ISBN: 9781538732182
Publication Date: 2019-04-30
In 2025 California, an eighteen-year-old African American woman, suffering from a hereditary trait that causes her to feel others' pain as well as her own, flees northward from her small community and its desperate savages.

Cover ArtMy Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

Call Number: HQ1413.S675 A3 2015
ISBN: 9780679456209
Publication Date: 2015-10-27
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem shares her experiences on the road while fighting for women's rights in the '70s and '80s.

Cover ArtIndigenous Women, Work, and History by Mary Jane Logan McCallum

Call Number: E98.W8 M43 2014
ISBN: 9780887557385
Publication Date: 2014-05-16
Mary Jane McCallum shows how state-run education and placement programs were part of Canada's larger vision of assimilation and extinguishment of treaty obligations. Conversely, she also shows how Indigenous women link these same programs to their social and cultural responsibilities of community building and state resistance.
These books highlight the efforts of extraordinary women who have fought against sexism and inequality and serve as a timely reminder of the ongoing global fight for gender parity.

Let us celebrate the countless women who have paved the way for us and pledge to create a more just and equitable world in honour of International Women's Day. Together, we have the power to end discrimination based on gender and usher in a better tomorrow for everyone.

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