Women’s History Month on The Point

This morning on WCAI’s monthly book show Jill was joined by librarian Kellie Porter and filling in for Mindy Todd was Kathryn Eident. Our topic was women’s history, and we had more books than we could possibly mention! You’ll find some “no time for” titles below, as well as all of the titles that we did mention. We covered the waterfront from picture books to deep dives into history, stopping for some poetry and novels along the way.

Kellie’s Picks

Rad American Women A to Z; Rad Women Worldwide by Kate Schatz; illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl

Circe by Madeline Miller

The Breadwinner series by Deborah Ellis

Women and Power by Mary Beard

Mary Wears What She Wants by Keith Negley

Not Time For

Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

Women Warriors by Pamela Toler

The Woman’s Hour: the great fight to win the vote by Elaine Weiss

The Power by Naomi Alderman

Elena Ferrante Neapolitan novels (My Brilliant Friend, etc)

We Should all be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life by Laurie Wallmark ; illustrated by Katy Wu

Jill’s Picks

The Dream of a Common Language: Poems 1974-1977 by Adrienne Rich. The poem I read was “Power”.

A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women’s Rights by Kate Hannigan, illustrated by Alison Jay

The Second Shelf: a quarterly of are books & words by women
You can find lists of the titles mentioned in The Second Shelf both here and here. You can also find an interview with A. N. Devers, who created both the bookstore and the quarterly here.

Virgil Thomson by Virgil Thomson includes mentions of Mary Butts, Gertrude Stein, and Carrie, Ettie, and Florine Stettheimer.

Figuring by Maria Popova

The Unwomanly Face of War: an oral history of women in World War II by Svetlana Alexievich

The Little Book of Feminist Saints by Julia Pierpont, illustrated by Manjit Thapp

Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 remarkable women who changed the world by Ann Shen

Dead Feminists: historic heroines in living color by Chandler O’Leary & Jessica Spring

Not Enough Time For:

Women Warriors: an unexpected history by Pamela D. Toler

Poems from the Women’s Movement edited by Honor Moore

The Women Who Came in the Mayflower by Annie Russell Marble

Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie a tale of Love & Fallout by Lauren Redniss

Women Who Read Are Dangerous by Stefan Bollmann

Dressing Barbie: a celebration of the clothes that made America’s favorite doll, and the incredible woman behind them by Carol Spencer

Spring After Spring: how Rachel Carson inspired the environmental movement by Stephanie Roth Sisson

A Computer Called Katherine written by Suzanne Slade and illustrated by Veronica Miller Jamison

Listener Picks

Lady From Savannah: the life of Juliette Low by Daisy Gordon Lawrence

The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

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