Women’s History Month Book List
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Elevating Female Voices and Stories this Women’s History Month

Recommended reading written by or about women, curated by Simon & Schuster, a member of the KKR family. Receive a special offer throughout the month of March on any of the books featured below.
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Career Forward

By Christiana Smith Shi and Grace Puma

Former PepsiCo COO Grace Puma and former Nike President of Consumer Direct Christiana Smith Shi offer a groundbreaking, empowering guide for women that shows how to prioritize a career path, build professional value, and enjoy a full life both in and out of the workplace.

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The Code Breaker 

By Walter Isaacson

An account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies

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The Exceptions 

By Kate Zernike

As late as 1999, women who succeeded in science were called “exceptional” as if it were unusual for them to be so bright. They were exceptional, not because they could succeed at science but because of all they accomplished despite the hurdles.

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The Gift 

By Edith Eva Eger

A practical and inspirational guide to stopping destructive patterns and imprisoning thoughts to find freedom and joy in life—now updated to address the challenges of the pandemic and a world in crisis.

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The Girls of Atomic City 

By Denise Kiernan

An incredible true story of the top-secret World War II town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the young women brought there unknowingly to help build the atomic bomb

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By Angela Duckworth

Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”

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Hang the Moon

By Jeannette Walls

A novel about an indomitable young woman in prohibition-era Virginia.

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The Hard Parts 

By Oksana Masters

An inspirational and powerful memoir from the United States’s most decorated winter Paralympic or Olympic athlete, The Hard Parts is Oksana Masters’ gripping account of overcoming extraordinary Chernobyl disaster–caused physical challenges to create a life that challenges everyone to push through what is holding them back.

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The House of Eve

By Shadeqa Johnson

Set in 1950s Philadelphia and Washington, DC, The House of Eve explores what it means to be a woman and a mother, and how much one is willing to sacrifice to achieve her greatest goal.

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How to Say Babylon 

By Safiya Sinclair

The stunning story of the author’s struggle to break free of her rigid Rastafarian upbringing, ruled by her father’s strict patriarchal views and repressive control of her childhood, to find her own voice as a woman and poet

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I'm Glad My Mom Died

By Jennette McCurdy

A heartbreaking and hilarious memoir by iCarly and Sam & Cat star Jennette McCurdy about her struggles as a former child actor—including eating disorders, addiction, and a complicated relationship with her overbearing mother—and how she retook control of her life.

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Keep Moving

By Maggie Smith

For fans of Glennon Doyle, Cheryl Strayed, and Anne Lamott, a collection of quotes and essays on facing life’s chal lenges with creativity, courage, and resilience.

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Lady Tan's Circle of Women

By Lisa See

An immersive historical novel inspired by the true story of a woman physician in 15th-century China

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Let Us Descend

By Jesmyn Ward

A haunting masterpiece about an enslaved girl in the years before the Civil War

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My Own Words

By Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A comprehensive look into the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Never Caught
By Erica Armstrong Dunbar

A startling and eye-opening look into America's First Family

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Nothing Is Missing 

By Nicole Walters

A profound and gripping memoir by Nicole Walters, the daughter of Ghanaian immigrants who became a self-made multi-millionaire by showing others how to recognize their own strengths—and her own harrowing journey to the discovery that she was worthy all along of the life of her dreams.

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She Came to Slay
By Erica Armstrong Dunbar

A lively, informative, and illustrated tribute to one of the most exceptional women in American history—Harriet Tubman—a heroine whose fearlessness and activism still resonates today

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The Six

By Lauren Grush

The remarkable true story of America’s first women astronauts—six extraordinary women, each making history going to orbit aboard NASA’s Space Shuttle

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The Storm We Made

By Vanessa Chan

A sweeping epic about an unlikely spy, a secret love affair, and the uncontrollable forces that wi ll test even the most unbreakable ties. Set in Malaya (now Malaysia) during World War II, the novel chronicles a mother and her children as they grapple with the consequences of colonial power and the shocking repercussions that follow for their family and their country.

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Walk Through Fire 

By Shella Johnson

The cofounder of BET and first African American woman billionaire shares her deeply personal journey through love and loss, tragedy and triumph—an inspiring story of overcoming toxic influences, discovering her true self, and at last finding happiness in her work and life.

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When Women Lead 

By Julia Boorstin

This groundbreaking, deeply reported work from CNBC’s Jul ia Boorstin reveals the key characteristics that help top female leaders thrive as they innovate, grow businesses, and navigate crises

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While Time Remains

By Yeonmi Park

A North Korean defector's search for freedom in America