Written by Natalia
March is International Women’s History Month, during which we celebrate contributions to history, society and culture by women. The United States initiated this month in the late seventies, but the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada also celebrate it. In The Netherlands, we also celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8. The National Women’s History Alliance designates a yearly Women’s History Month theme, and the 2023 theme is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories,” which recognizes women, past or present, who have been active in media in all forms—from print to screen. I find it important to recognize and celebrate women of all ages, backgrounds and cultures, not just in March, but throughout the entire year.
At The American Book Center, we have an extensive collection of books by female (identifying) authors, which range from personal stories to great fictional adventures to historical endeavors throughout the ages. I’ve made a selection of different titles that should be a wonderful source of inspiration for you this month. I chose these recommendations from various genres, mostly non-fiction, that were either recently published or have stood the test of time.