Commemorate Women's History Month with Electronic Resources

In honor of Women's History Month, here is a selection of electronic books and films celebrating women's achievements in and contributions to society.

Black & white image of civil rights activist Angela Davis

As we shelter in place during this global health emergency, let's not forget the contributions of women out there who keep us safe, directed, inspired, and moving forward. It's Women's History Month, after all! In this unpredictable time, I'm thinking about the nurses, doctors, home health workers, domestic workers, agricultural workers, and government officials who are holding it down every day for family and community.

You can celebrate women's important societal contributions and learn about our ongoing struggles by checking out these e-books available through the Oakland Public Library.

A Black Women's History of the United States/ by Daina Ramey Berry

Betraying big brother: The Feminist Awakening in China / Leta Hong Fincher

Code girls : The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II / Liza Mundy

Double Victory : How African American Women Broke Race and Gender Barriers to Help Win World War II / Cheryl Mullenbach

Down girl: The Logic of Misogyny / Kate Manne

Native country of the heart: A Memoir / Cherrie Moraga

No stopping us now: The Adventures of Older Women in American History / Gail Collins

The periodic table of feminism / Marisa Bate

Rad women worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History / Kate Schatz

She caused a riot: 100 Unknown Women Who Built Cities, Sparked Revolutions, and Massively Crushed It / Hannah Jewell

Unbound Feet: a social history of Chinese women in San Francisco / by Judy Yung

The white devil's daughters: The Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco's Chinatown / Julia Flynn Siler

The library also offers Kanopy, the movie streaming service which offers an excellent selection of films directed by and featuring women. Some of my favorites:

Be Natural: the untold story of Alice Guy-Blache

The Beaches of Agnes

Birthright: a war story (women's reproductive health)

Freedom for Birth: women's right in childbirth

Apache 8: Apache women firefighters

Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising's Image of Women

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Regarding Susan Sontag

She's Beautiful When She's Angry

Standing on My Sister's Shoulders: women of the Civil Rights Movement

I am a Girl: girls around the world

Enjoy! And remember to stay safe!

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