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Women in White Coats
Women in White Coats
by Olivia Campbell

Documents the true stories of three pioneering women who defied Victorian-era boundaries to become the first women doctors, discussing how they banded together to support each other and advocate for women’s health in a male-dominated field.

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When Women Ruled the World
When Women Ruled the World
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A professor of Egyptology at UCLA explores the lives of the queens of Egypt, including Hatshepsut, Nefertiti and Cleopatra who transcended traditional patriarchal obstacles and describes what the modern world can learn from example.

The Woman's Hour
The Woman's Hour
by Elaine Weiss

An account of the 1920 ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted voting rights to women traces the culmination of seven decades of legal battles and cites the pivotal contributions of famous suffragists and political leaders.

Come Fly the  World
Come Fly the World
by Julia Cooke

Required to have a college education, speak two languages, and possess the political savvy of a Foreign Service officer, a jet-age stewardess serving on Pan Am between 1966 and 1975 also had to be between 5'3" and 5'9", and between 105 and 140 pounds.

A Black Women's History of the United States
A Black Women's History of the United States
by Daina Ramey Berry

Focuses on the stories of African-American women slaves, civilians, religious leaders, artists, queer icons, activists and criminals in a celebration of black womanhood that demonstrates its indelible role in shaping America.

Our Time is Now
Our Time is Now
by Stacey Abrams

Draws on extensive national research to outline an empowering blueprint for ending voter suppression, reclaiming identity and reshaping progressive politics in America.

The Woman Who Smashed Codes
The Woman Who Smashed Codes
by Jason Fagone

The true story of a codebreaking duo, an American woman and her husband who invented the modern science of cryptology together and used it to solve puzzles that unmasked Nazi spies and helped win WWII.

Not Done: Women Remaking America
Not Done: Women Remaking America
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The women's movement has gone mainstream: from the first female presidential nominee to the inclusion of a woman of color on a major party ticket, from the Women's March to #MeToo, from Black Lives Matter to the fight for trans lives.

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Voice of Freedom
Voice of Freedom
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This interweaves singer Marian Anderson's rich life story with this landmark moment in history, exploring questions about talent, race, fame, democracy, and the American soul.

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For Sama
For Sama
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The story of Waad al-Kateab's life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria, as she falls in love, gets married, and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her.

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