“Well-behaved women seldom make history,” said author and feminist Laurel Thatcher Ulrich in 1976. The sentiment has since taken hold and is well used today. March is Women’s History month, and, boy, is there a lot to learn about historical heroines in life and books.

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Bookmans Speedway can get you started with our Women’s History Month display. We have done the work of collecting the works so you can grab a title and get back to making herstory. Some of the books on display are biographies of luminaries like Eleanor Roosevelt. Author Blanche Wiesen Cook writes on the life of this amazing lady her work Eleanor Roosevelt, Vol. 1 and 2. Lesser known, but no less important, is Crusade for Justice, the autobiography of Ida B. Wells, edited by Alfreda M. Duster. As one of the foremost crusaders against black oppression, Wells’ memoir tells of her private life and public struggles.

Lighting the Way: Nine Women who Changed Modern America by Karenna Gore Schiff is the engaging  work that tells many stories. Follow the life and work of such icons as Gretchen Buchenholz, Frances Perkins, Alice Hamilton and Septima Clark. In her exploration Schiff realizes these fully flesh and blood women. At once relatable and tremendous, we see their lives as a whole. Their accomplishments stand against the backdrops of their personal struggles, we see their bravery and humanity.

Understand the full picture of history. Get the real stories from the women who were there. Bookmans Speedway can help you celebrate Women’s History Month with a full range of historical works.

* Bookmans can not guarantee stock. If you are interested in any of these book titles, give Bookmans Speedway a call at 520.748.9555 and a staff member will be happy to assist you.