March is Women's History Month!

National Women's History Month 2017
"Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business"
 
Celebrate Women's History Month this March with The Doylestown Bookshop! Our booksellers are pulling their favorite books celebrating women throughout history, including trailblazers in art, science, business, politics, and more.
 
 
What we're reading
For adults
Book Cover of The Heart of a Woman Book Cover of Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History Book cover of Flying Couch: A Graphic Memoir Book cover of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
Book Cover of Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World Book Cover of Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Book Cover of Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History Book Cover of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Book cover of Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire Book Cover of In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from Over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs Book cover of Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep Book Cover of Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World
Book Cover of The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II Book cover of My Life, My Love, My Legacy Book cover of Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color Book cover of Hard Choices
 
For young adults
Book Cover of Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World Book Cover of I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) Book cover of Brown Girl Dreaming Book cover of Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, a Life in Balance
 
For the kids
Book cover of Amelia Earhart Book cover The Book of Heroines: Tales of History's Gutsiest Gals Book cover of Poetry for Young People: Maya Angelou Book cover of Hillary
 
 
For more information, visit The Women's History Month Project: “From the first settlers who came to our shores, from the first American Indian families who befriended them, men and women have worked together to build this nation. Too often the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength and love of the women who built America was as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well. As Dr. Gerda Lerner has noted, 'Women’s History is Women’s Right.' – It is an essential and indispensable heritage from which we can draw pride, comfort, courage, and long-range vision.” -President Jimmy Carter, Presidential Message, 1980
 
Women's History Month actually began as Women's History Week, which was passed each year by Congress starting in 1982 and continued for the next five years. The National Women's History Project petitioned Congress, prompting Congress to designate the full month of March 1987 as Women's History Month. Congress continued passing resolutions each year requesting and authorizing the President to make March Women's History Month until 1994. In 1995, President Clinton began the current policy of issuing an annual proclamation designating the month of March as Women's History Month, which has been continued by Presidents Bush and Obama.