Reading and Listening Picks for Women’s History Month

Library Resources | March 04, 2020

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Commemorate Women’s History Month at your library in March by highlighting resources that engage readers.

Women’s rights and issues continue to gain momentum, but there is always more work to be done. Every March, Women’s History Month allows for reflection and education over where we’ve been, where we are now and where we need to go to achieve equality for everyone. It’s also an opportunity to honor strong female activists, leaders, creators, pioneers, athletes and artists that have furthered, and continue to strengthen, the role and visibility of women in the world.

Since libraries are uniquely positioned to influence readers of all backgrounds, ethnicities and cultures, here are some popular reading picks by and about women, along with some free resources to help promote them.

E-Books that Elevate and Empower Women of All Ages

The women’s movement is changing the way women are viewed around the world and the need for on-the-go access to educational resources that support the movement. Here are some e-books that are creating sparks in the quest for equal rights, climate change and health.

  • Join the Girl Power Movement and Fight Climate Change
    No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference, by Greta Thunberg
     
  • Success Story About Three Fearless Female Entrepreneurs
    Boss Lady: How Three Women Entrepreneurs Built Successful Big Businesses in the Mid-Twentieth Century, by Edith Sparks
     
  • Tackle Tough Health Issues Affecting Women
    Ethical Issues in Women's Healthcare: Practice and Policy, by Lori D'Agincourt-Canning

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Awe-Inspiring Audiobooks By and About Women

Audiobooks continue to rise in popularity, not only for their convenient, on-the-go format but also because they increase reading levels, introduce new vocabulary and foreign languages, and instill good listening skills, particularly for reluctant readers. The following popular audiobook selections are written by talented and forward-thinking ladies.

  • Strong Audiobook Narration by a Female
    The Testaments, written by Margaret Atwood and narrated by actress Ann Dowd
     
  • Self-Care Advice from Popular Personal Productivity Expert
    The Exhaustion Cure: Up Your Energy from Low to Go in 21 Days, written by personal productivity expert Laura Stack and narrated by Bernadette Dunne.
     
  • Hot Off the Press (Available in late March 2020)
    More Myself: A Journey, written by Alicia Keys and narrated by Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama and others.

Learn more about EBSCO Audiobooks at: www.ebsco.com/audiobooks

The women’s movement is changing the way women are viewed around the world and the need for on-the-go access to educational resources that support the movement.

Female-Powered Publishers

Naturally, supporters of the women’s movement want to read literature from publishers that are dedicated to the empowerment of women, but it isn’t always clear which publishers are truly driving change and which ones are more focused on the bottom line. Here are two publishers moving the needle and continually promoting female empowerment:

  • The Feminist Press at CUNY
  • DiversityComm, Inc.

Browse hundreds of publishers available through EBSCO eBooks, Audiobooks and Flipster magazines using EBSCOhost Collection Manager (ECM.)

Find Female-Centric Print Book and E-Book Options with GOBI Spotlight Lists

Looking for the ultimate one-stop book acquisition solution for your library? GOBI is the number one supplier of both print books and e-books to thousands of academic libraries around the world and offers many unique features. One of the most popular GOBI features are the curated lists of librarian-recommended e-books and print books called Spotlight Lists. These lists are packed with frontlist book recommendations on important subjects such as:

  • Women’s Studies
  • Women’s History

Log into your GOBI account to browse these time-saving lists or contact a GOBI representative for more information. Want to learn more about GOBI? Check out our new look and feel online at www.ebsco.com/products/gobi-library-solutions.

Share the Love This March and All Year Long with this Free Poster

Download, customize and hang this colorful poster in your library to highlight top digital picks centered around women.

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