Celebrate Women’s History Month with Books and Movies

March is Women’s History Month, so we’re celebrating inspiring, world-changing women in this month’s online book display. If you’re wondering where to start with important art by women, we’ve got you covered! Our librarians have put together a list below of books and movies by inspiring female authors and directors. Obviously there are many, many more books and movies by women; you can find more by browsing our catalog.

Browse and borrow the materials below by clicking the titles and placing them on hold for curbside pickup. If you’d like more information about any of these titles, call Adult Services at (423) 434-4454.


A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

The Awakening and selected short stories by Kate Chopin

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare

The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

A Well-Behaved Woman: a novel of the Vanderbilts by Therese Fowler

You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks

The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell

Something Worth Doing by Jane Kirkpatrick

Luster by Raven Leilani

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

My Dark Vanessa by Kate E. Russell

The Majesties by Tiffany Tsao

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

Minor Dramas & Other Catastrophes by Kathleen West



Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait? Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson and the fight for the right to vote by Tina Cassidy

Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America by Gilda Daniels

Well-Read Black Girl by Glory Edim

The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

Warriors, Witches, Women: mythology’s fiercest females by Kate Hodges

Finding My Voice: my journey to the West Wing by Valerie Jarrett

Untold Story of Women of Color in League of Women Voters by Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins

The Genius of Women: from overlooked to changing the world by Janice Kaplan

Cassandra Speaks by Elizabeth Lesser

Sister outsider (poetry) by Audre Lorde

No More Nice Girls: gender, power, and why it’s time to stop playing by the rules by Lauren McKeon

Becoming by Michelle Obama

She Proclaims: our declaration of independence from a man’s world by Jennifer Palmieri

She Votes: how women won suffrage and what happened next by Bridget Quinn

All the Single Ladies: unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation by Rebecca Traister

Believe Me: how trusting women can change the world by Jessica Valenti

Forget “having it all”: how America messed up motherhood and how to fix it by Amy Westervelt

The Good Women of China: hidden voices by Xinran


Daughters of the Dust directed by Julie Dash

Fish Tank directed by Andrea Arnold

Lady Bird directed by Greta Gerwig

A League of Their Own directed by Penny Marshall

Leave No Trace directed by Debra Granik

Lore directed by Cate Shortland

Miss You Already directed by Catherine Hardwicke

Monster directed by Patty Jenkins

Queen & Slim directed by Melina Matsoukas

The Piano directed by Jane Campion

The Prince of Tides directed by Barbara Streisand

The Rider directed by Chloe Zhao

The Secret Life of Bees directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood

Selma directed by Ava DuVernay

The Virgin Suicides directed by Sofia Coppola

If you need something new to read or watch, let us know and we’ll help find books and movies that are perfect for you. Visit our website or call (423) 434-4450 for book recommendations and to place items on hold for curbside pickup. Follow Johnson City Public Library on FacebookInstagram, and YouTube for daily updates on your Library’s collections and services.

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