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Books to Check Out from the Methacton HS Library

The Hill We Climb

POETRY: Amanda Gorman's electrifying and historic poem "The Hill We Climb," read at President Joe Biden's inauguration, captivated the nation and brought hope to viewers around the globe with her call for unity and healing.

Because I Was a Girl

NONFICTION: A collection of true, personal stories from girls and women of all ages -- about the barriers they've faced, the battles they've fought, and the dreams they've brought to life.


GRAPHIC NONFICTION: In graphic novel format looks at the lives of twenty-nine charismatic women in history, including Josephine Baker, Betty Davis, Cheryl Bridges, and many others.

Women of Courage

NONFICTION: Women of Courage shares an intimate look at the inspiring women who are forging a new future in Afghanistan and playing a crucial role in the changing landscape of this turbulent nation.


POETRY: A collection of poetry and prose about women, their strengths and beauty. 

Watch Us Rise

FICTION: Frustrated by the way women are treated--even at their progressive New York City high school--two best friends start a Women's Rights Club, post their essays and poems online, and watch it go viral, attracting positive support as well as trolls.

Code Name Badass

BIOGRAPHY: A riotous, spirited biography of the most dangerous of all Allied spies, courageous and kickass Virginia Hall. When James Bond was still in diapers, Virginia Hall was behind enemy lines, playing a dangerous game of cat and mouse with Hitler's henchmen.

I Am Malala

EBOOK: Malala Yousafzai's describes her fight for education for girls under Taliban rule, the support she received from her parents to pursue an education, and how the Taliban retaliated against her by trying to kill her.

Jane Against the World

NONFICTION: A deep and passionate look at the riveting history of the fight for reproductive rights in the United States--and how Roe v. Wade was only the beginning. 

Dissenter on the Bench

BIOGRAPHY: Explores the life and career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, discussing her landmark cases that impacted the legal protection of human rights.

Call Us What We Carry

POETRY: The breakout poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, who captures a shipwrecked moment in time and transforms it into a lyric of hope and healing.

Atomic Women

NONFICTION: Meet the World War II female scientists who worked in the secret sites of the Manhattan Project and helped in the development of the atomic bomb.


AUTOBIOGRAPHY: An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by lawyer and former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era.

Votes for Women!

NONFICTION: The story of the American women who demanded, fought for, and finally won the right to vote and whose tireless battle still inspires political, human rights, and social justice activism.

One Life

AUTOBIOGRAPHY: The Olympic gold medalist and Women's World Cup champion describes her childhood in a conservative California town, her athletic achievements, and her public advocacy of civil rights and social change.

A Phoenix First Must Burn

FICTION: Black girls, including gender non-conforming individuals, star in this collection of sixteen stories of fantasy, science fiction, and magic.

Hood Feminism

NONFICTION: A potent and electrifying critique of today's feminist movement announcing a fresh new voice in black feminism who calls all would-be feminists to live out the true mandate of the movement in thought and in deed. 

Ms. Gloria Steinem

BIOGRAPHY: Throughout the years, Gloria Steinem is perhaps the single-most iconic figure associated with women's rights, her name practically synonymous with the word "feminism." 

Fighting for Space

NONFICTION: Spaceflight historian Amy Shira Teitel tells the riveting story of the female pilots who each dreamed of being the first American woman in space. 

In Good Hands

NONFICTION: Profiles nineteen female politicians from around the world who share their wisdom and offer practical advice; and presents a playbook for how to run a campaign.

Harriet Tubman

BIOGRAPHY: Recreates the life of escaped slave Harriet Tubman, portraying her life as a slave, lumberjack, laundress, raid leader, nurse, Underground Railroad organizer, and abolitionist.

Yes She Can

NONFICTION: An anthology for young women by young women, featuring stories from ten inspiring young staffers who joined the Obama administration in their 20s with the hope of making a difference.

Girls Burn Brighter

FICTION: Tells the story of a bond between two girls from India who are driven apart by circumstances but relentless in their search for one another.


EBOOK: Looks at the history of women's suffrage, focusing on leaders such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul, Carrie Chapman Catt, and others.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

EBOOK: Examines the experiences of the family of Henrietta Lacks, who, 20 years after her death from cervical cancer in 1951, learned doctors took cells from her cervix without consent which were used to create the immortal cell line known as the HeLa cell.

Girl Rising

NONFICTION: Follows girls who are coming of age in the developing world and confronting barriers to their education.

Why We March

NONFICTION: A collection of hundreds of provocative, clever, and creative signs from January 21, 2017, the day millions of people gathered worldwide for the Women's March, one of the largest demonstrations in political history.

Girls Running

NONFICTION: A guide for girls and parents that offers the guidance and tools girls need to strive, thrive, and create a positive, lifelong relationship with the sport of running.

Teen Trailblazers

BIOGRAPHY: True stories of young women who made a big difference -- from authors to activists, painters to politicians, inventors to icons, these inspiring teenagers are proof that girls can change the world.

Borrowing Books from the Library

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Must-see Videos

VIDEO (4:09)  Rosalind Franklin: DNA's unsung hero from TED-Ed

VIDEO (2:55)  100 Years of Incredible Women from YouTube

VIDEO (5:52) The National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gordon, reading her poem  "The Hill We Climb" at the inauguration.

VIDEO (2:59)  Honoring Women's History Month from the Heritage Foundation

Women's History Online Resources

Virtual Picture Books: Open the slide, then click on each book cover to hear a read aloud featuring great women in history.

Features an amazing collection of online exhibitions with photographs, video and audio, scrapbooks, and more. Sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and six other American museums and foundations.

Gale's Women's History Month resources, featuring images, videos, articles, primary sources, and more. Password: methacton

National Women's History Museum: Features numerous resources for Women's history month, including this toolkit.