Last year, the National Women’s History Alliance selected as their theme “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to be Silenced.” Since most women’s suffrage events were canceled in 2020, they extended the theme for 2021 as it “captures the spirit of these challenging times.” In honor of that theme, Spokane Public Library created a selection of fiction and non-fiction books for Women’s History Month honoring women who used their voices to speak out. These books by women honor the spirit of women’s empowerment.


Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay


Becoming by Michelle Obama

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Educated by Tara Westover

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My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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The Woman’s Hour: the Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss



The Color Purple by Alice Walker

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In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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Kindred by Octavia Butler

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Old Baggage by Lissa Evans


The Power by Naomi Alderman

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