You learn something new every day. At least you should. The new thing I learned yesterday is that the term suffragette was seen as a derogatory term by the suffrage movement. The correct term is suffragist. I heard it on the radio but here is a link to more information from The National Park Service – Did You Know? Suffragist vs Suffragette






Our favorite suffragist. She resided in the library in 2020 to help us celebrate the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution


March is Women’s History Month so I’m taking the opportunity to highlight some relevant books in the Kirkwood Library collection. The books cover many topics, ranging from great women in history to 20th century women’s history to women at work to inspirational women, and even a couple books from our Children’s Literature collection. Click the title for a catalog link for more information and to see if the book is currently available for checkout.

Personal History by Katharine Graham, Call Number: 070.5 G739p

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates, Call Number: 305.42 G259m

Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions by Gloria Steinem, introduction by Emma Watson, Call Number: 305.42 S822o  I consider this a classic. It was originally published in 1983 and reprinted in 2019 with a new introduction.

A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry & Kali Nicole Gross, Call Number: 305.48 B534b

No One Tells You This: A Memoir by Glynnis MacNicol, Call Number: 306.7 M169n

Ida: A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching by Paula Giddings, Call Number: 323.092 W454g

Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote by Ellen Carol DuBois, Call Number: 324.623 D815s

My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Call Number: 347.73 G493m

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore, Call Number: 363.17 M822r

Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science– and the World by Rachel Swaby, Call Number: 509.252 S971h

The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel, Call Number: 522.197 S677g

Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in that order) by Bridget Quinn, Call Number: 709.2 Q73b

Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History by Kate Schatz, Call Number: Children’s Literature 305.409 S312r

Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote by Susan Zimet, Call Number: Children’s Literature 324.623 Z71r