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9 Books to Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

Today, on Women’s Equality Day, we’re celebrating women’s suffrage and all the contributions female authors and characters have made to literature and nonfiction books.
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    The Woman Who Would Be King

    Talk about a strong woman… Hatshepsut became an Egyptian Pharaoh through expert maneuvers and shrewd leverage.

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    George Eliot is the pseudonym  of Mary Ann Evans, one of the titans of English literature. Despite the limited opportunities for women, she wrote some of the most enduring masterpieces of fiction.

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    The Warmth of Other Suns

    This Pulitzer Prize-winning history is a fascinating look at the migration of black Americans from the South to northern and western cities.

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    All the Birds, Singing

    Jack Whyte is a female sheep farmer forging a life for herself far away from home, in England. A flawed, dark, character, Jack is fascinating, scrappy and independent.

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    My Beloved World

    A frank and intimate memoir from the first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court.

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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Movie Tie-In Edition)

    This award-winning, page-turning book is part science-writing, part historical investigation. Skloot researches the late woman whose cells have been integral to countless scientific discoveries…  and the injustice lurking just behind those experiments.

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    An unlikely CEO, Sophia Amoruso’s book is all about finding a unique path to success, working hard, and taking chances.

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    The Awakening

    A classic novel exploring one woman’s struggle for personal freedom. Hugely controversial and far ahead of its time.

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    Chiamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novels have become hugely influential –  she explores race and gender in America through fiction and nonfiction.

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