We kick off Women’s History Month with a pile of books designed to empower female-gendered persons to see the Divine within themselves; empower Black girl activists; inspire young female leadership; affirm our bisexual sisters coming of age; trace the arc of misogyny through history; and ward it off in the here and now.

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Teresa Kim Pecinovsky (author) and Khoa Le‘s (illustrator) gorgeous picture book Mother God (Beaming) welcomes children into a fuller, more diverse understanding of what it means to be made in the image of God.

Find additional resources for Exploring God in our lib guide.

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In Black Girls Unbossed: Young World Changers Leading the Way (Beaming), Christi Lauren Adams, shares profiles of eight young Black women currently engaged in social change-making to encourage today’s Black girls (and all young people) to join together in saying, “enough is enough” and build a better world.

Find more inspiring Perspectives and Stories in our lib guide.

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Inspire your littlest Littles with current history-maker, I Am Malala Yousafzai (Dial), the latest in the Ordinary People Change the World Series.

Support Developing Young Leaders in your community with resources from our lib guide.

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Delight in discovering how people with all sorts of interests can be change-makers with Harriet’s Ruffled Feathers (Atheneum).

Find more resources for talking about Creation Care and doing Climate & Sustainability work in our lib guides.

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Affirm young people coming out as bisexual with Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew’s stunning, Swinging on the Garden Gate: A Memoir of Bisexuality and Spirit, Second Edition (Skinner).

Find additional support for LGBTQIA+ youth and their caregivers in our lib guide.

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And if you’re ready to really take a critical look at history, you might find yourself In Defense of Witches: The Legacy of Witch Hunts and Why Women Are Still on Trial (St Martin’s), a celebration of the witch as a symbol of female rebellion and independence in the face of misogyny and persecution.

Find more resources for Confronting Misogyny in our lib guide.

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Sharing our history and learning from current leaders is a great way to inspire the leaders we’ll be talking about in the future! Happy Women’s History Month!