Recommended Reading for Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month formally recognizes women’s contributions to history, culture, and society in America. Observed each year since 1987, the event grew out of “Women’s History Week,” which Congress established as a national observance holiday under President Ronald Reagan in 1982. Today, seven leading institutions in the U.S. – The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum – organize programs to commemorate and encourage the study “of the vital role of women in American history” each March. To help celebrate Women’s History Month, here are three essential books written by female authors. Enjoy! Continue reading “Recommended Reading for Women’s History Month”