Top Audiobooks for Women's History Month
March 5, 2021
Celebrate Women’s History Month with some of our favorite titles written by women, narrated by women, about fierce women. 💎
Written by Jennifer Mathieu
Narrated by Suzy Jackson
Now a Netflix Original Film directed by Amy Poehler!
“Moxie is sweet, funny, and fierce. Read this and then join the fight.”―Amy Poehler
An unlikely teenager starts a feminist revolution at a small-town Texas high school in this novel from Jennifer Mathieu, author of The Truth About Alice.
Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics
Written by Dolly Parton
Narrated by the author
Dolly Parton, Songteller is a landmark celebration of the remarkable life and career of a music and pop culture legend. In this exclusive audio performance, the ten-time Grammy Award-winning artist weaves her words with music and memories to give listeners the stories behind her most cherished songs.
Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret
Written by Catherine Coleman Flowers
Narrated by Karen Chilton
Flowers’s book is the inspiring story of the evolution of an activist, from country girl to student civil rights organizer to environmental justice champion at Bryan Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative. It shows how sanitation is becoming too big a problem to ignore as climate change brings sewage to more backyards, and not only those of poor minorities.
Dear Miss Kopp (Kopp Sisters #6)
Written by Amy Stewart
Narrated by Christina Moore
Split apart by the war effort, the indomitable Kopp sisters take on saboteurs and spies and stand up to the Army brass as they face the possibility that their life back home will never be the same. Told through letters, Dear Miss Kopp weaves the stories of real-life women a century ago, proving once again that “any novel that features the Kopp sisters is going to be a riotous, unforgettable adventure” (Bustle).
Written by Kaitlyn Greenidge
Narrated by Channie Waites
Coming 3.30 21 Preorder now
Named One of the Most-Anticipated Books of 2021 by:
O, The Oprah Magazine, The Millions, Refinery29, Garden & Gun, Publishers Lunch, BuzzFeed, The Rumpus, BookPage, Harper’s Bazaar, Ms. Magazine, and more
The critically acclaimed and Whiting Award–winning author of We Love You, Charlie Freeman returns with Libertie, an unforgettable story about one young Black girl coming of age in Brooklyn. Inspired by the life of one of the first Black female doctors in the United States and rich with historical detail, Kaitlyn Greenidge’s new and immersive novel will resonate with readers eager to understand our present through a deep, moving, and lyrical dive into our complicated past.
Written by Shirley Hazzard
Narrated by Susan Lyons
Collected Stories includes both volumes of the National Book Award–winning author Shirley Hazzard’s short-story collections―Cliffs of Fall and People in Glass Houses―alongside uncollected works and two previously unpublished stories. Shirley Hazzard’s Collected Stories is a work of staggering breadth and accomplishment. Taken together, these twenty-eight short stories are masterworks in telescoping focus, ranging from quotidian struggles between beauty and pragmatism to satirical send-ups of international bureaucracy, from the Italian countryside to suburban Connecticut.
Truth Be Told: Three Classic Black Women’s Narratives
Written by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Narrated by the author and Robin Miles
Coming 3.30.21 Preorder now
An audio original collection of compelling primary source documents written by 19th-century Black women along with bestselling author Erica Armstrong Dunbar’s own context, insights, and storytelling talent. This audiobook comprises three powerful narratives written by formerly enslaved women who lived long past emancipation.
A Blessing: Women of Color Teaming Up to Lead, Empower and Thrive
Written by Bonita C. Stewart and Jacqueline Adams
Narrated by Janina Edwards
“A group of unicorns is called ‘a blessing.’ And so are we.”
A Blessing presents a fresh, bold analysis of African-American female leadership. An unapologetic look at our often-overlooked role in America’s social, political, psychological, and economic history, it is armed with data that should be empowering for today’s “unicorns.” The audiobook offers a “playbook” to help Black unicorns “team up” and find innovative ways to support one another as they climb what research shows are lonely, stressful, jagged yet ultimately rewarding ladders of opportunity.