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You can check out books from both of our center libraries.


Women's History Month Reading List 2023

Four Pages! With a little space to add your own!

Some Incredibly Cool Friends helped us make a Reading List for Women's History Month!

This nonfiction comes highly recommended by:

Kelly Benkert (Leadership & Community Engagement), Sarah Brown (WC/OIDI), Ruth Curry (Civic Engagement), Kamaria Excel (CARE), Jessica Galanos (Equity), Joanna Gaines (Legal Studies), Jasmine Gurneau (NAIA/OIDI), Leslie Harris (History), Missy Isaacson (Medill), Soo La Kim (SPS), Michelle Manno (OIDI), Kate Masur (History), Mary Patillo (African American Studies/ Black Studies), Pam Silas (CNAIR), Charla Wilson (University Library), Paola Zamperini (Asian Languages & Cultures)

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Print them out, check them off, and let us know what you've read and loved on the list!   

(Printing your list: The below image links to PDF you can print on standard copy paper, cut into four sheets and staple together. Too much trouble? We have copies ready for you at both our centers!)     


A few notes:
1) some of these titles are available in our own WC libraries (more info. below).
2) some subtitles are absent to fit it all in.
3) some staff and faculty provided beautiful descriptions along with their recommendations. With permission, we will be adding those descriptions to our libraries’ page as we acquire the books.

Featured Titles

Drop by in person to see our Staff Picks and check out what's new!

photo of Black Feminism Reimagined: After Intersectionality by Jennifer C. Nash

New Arrival! - Black Feminism Reimagined: After Intersectionality by Jennifer C. Nash

Northwestern's own or check out at both Women's Centers. Winner of the 2019 Gloria E. Anzaldúa Prize, Black Feminism Reimagined is a thought-provoking look at the modern state of lived and discussed intersectionality.

Women's Center Graduate Liason Hannah holds a copy of The 1619 Project

The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones

A photo of Hannah Simmons, sitting on a yellow couch in the Evanston Women’s Center Community Room and displaying a new copy of The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones. She has brown skin and brown ear-length curly hair falling around her face. She smiles widely and is wearing round wire-rimmed glasses, a bright red sweater, and light denim pants.

photo of  Having and Being Had by Eula Biss

Having and Being Had by Eula Biss

"Somewhere around the middle of Eula Biss’ Having and Being Had is an extended metaphor about deceit and exploitation in the workplace. It’s devastating ." -Sarah Brown, Director

The Body Keeps the Score by Sonya Renee Taylor

The Body Is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor

Check out our growing social justice children's book section!

Image of Children's Books

We have titles available in multiple languages to create discussions with young people about disability, activism, ancestry, gender, and more.

pictured: Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love, Cannonball by Sacha Cotter, Sofía Valdez, Future Prez, Pink is For Boys by Robb Pearlman, and more.
Image of Children's Books
Image of Children's Books
pictured: The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, We are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom, and more.
see also: our Accessible Storytime featuring Aaron Slater, Illustrator by Andrea Beaty and Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor.


Think a title should be available through the Women's Center? Let us know.