Written By: Isa Gonzalez Montilla
The month of Women, spring, and warmth is coming our way. March is the third month of the year, and that means another must-read book list is here! Not only does March introduce us to a new season of beauty, but it also celebrates Women’s History Month. For that reason, here are 4 books you should read to properly celebrate and understand the significance of this special month.
1. Abigail Adams: A Life by Woody Holton
Woody Holton’s novel Abigail Adams: A Life is a perfect book for people to read about how far women’s roles in society have come. This powerful biography of Abigail Adams is a well-researched novel that reinterprets Adam’s life and women’s roles in society during the founding era of the United States. Adam’s was a charismatic and passionate woman who campaigned for women’s education, condemned sex discrimination, and challenged legislation that designated married women’s property to their husbands. This book is a great introduction to why we celebrate women’s achievements and contributions to society because we’ve really come a long way.
2. The Unfinished Revolution: Voices From the Global Fight for Women’s Rights
Even though women today have more rights than they did in the past, the fight to end gender discrimination is far from over. An anthology made up of more than 30 writers called The Unfinished Revolution: Voices From the Global Fight for Women’s Rights goes over the ongoing battle women are still facing with gender equality. This book not only goes over the historical struggle women and girls had to go through to obtain basic rights, but it also lays out workable solutions to current violations women around the world are still facing. This includes human trafficking, harmful traditional practices like child marriage and female genital mutilation. This book is powerful for two reasons: it's a reminder of the obstacles women have overcome, while also acting as an inspiration to keep fighting for the women who are oppressed in other countries.
3. Hood Feminism: Notes From the Women That the Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall
In the same way it's important we address female violations in every country, we also need to make sure we are protecting females of every race. Mikki Kendall’s New York Times bestselling book called Hood Feminism: Notes From the Women that the Movement Forgot talks about the importance of intersectional feminism and how the modern feminist movement failed to reach all women but only a few. This book uncovers the significance of inclusivity and the importance of making sure we are reaching every corner of the battlefield.
4. Self-Love Workbook for Women: Release Self-Doubt, Build Self-Compassion, and Embrace Who You Are by Megan Logan
One's passion to help women achieve gender equality stems from self-love because you can’t love other people until you know how to love yourself. Megan Logan’s book called Self-Love Workbook for Women: Release Self-Doubt, Build Self-Compassion, and Embrace Who You Are helps females build their confidence and release thoughts of insecurity. This interactive book is filled with thought-provoking reflections and activities that help women and girls practice focusing on their emotional health so that they can take on any obstacle that comes their way. Not only is this book an amazing way to help yourself and others find love and power from within, but it could also be the perfect present to give to a special girl on March 8, International Women’s Day!