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The Woman With the Cure
The Woman With the Cure
by Cullen, Lynn

In 1940s and 50s America where polio is as dreaded as the atomic bomb, Dr. Dorothy Horstmann, as the world’s best minds race against each other to find a vaccine, must decide what is forgivable, and how much should be sacrificed, in pursuit of the cure.

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Women are the Fiercest Creatures
Women are the Fiercest Creatures
by Dunlop, Andrea

Three women--Anna, the ex-wife of the charming, tech wunderkind Jake Sarnoff; Samanta, Jake's college girlfriend; and Jessica, Jake's much younger new wife--find their lives entangled as long-held secrets are forced to the surface.

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Queenie
Queenie
by Colomba, Elizabeth

A historical graphic novel inspired by the life of Harlem's legendary mobster, Stephanie Saint-Clair.

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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.