Top books for International Women's Day

From old classics championing female icons and role models, to contemporary non-fiction espousing controversial feminist theory for their time, through to exciting newly published books - what key literary pieces will inform, engage and inspire you this International Women's Day?

International Women's Day book launches

International Women's Day generally sees fantastic books launched that provide great knowledge and inspiration.

Welcome to Little Miss Inventor​

​​International Women's Day 2018 saw a new character join the Mr Men and Little Miss series - and she​ ​just so happened to be a female engineer. Her story was released tying in with International Women's Day and British Science Week ... more

Bold Girls Reading Guide​

Inspired by a previous International Women's Day campaign - Be Bold for Change - the Bold Girls Reading Guide celebrates strong, confident, intelligent, brave women and girls in children's books, giving them much-needed visibility alongside their male counterparts ... more

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Featuring 40 trailblazing black women in the world's history, this book educates and inspires as it relates true stories of women who broke boundaries and exceeded all expectations. Among these biographies, readers will find heroes, role models and everyday women who did extraordinary things​ ... more

Doctor Who

Penguin Random House Children's will publish ​i​n hardback on International Women's Da​y 2018​ ​what is believed to be the first ever all-female authored Doctor Who collection of short stories with input from writers Jenny Colgan, Dorothy Koomson, Scottish comedian Susan Calman and Doctor Who author Jacqueline Rayner​ ... more

BBC's Stacey Dooley debut book on extraordinary women​

Ahead of International Women's Day, BBC Books publishes BBC presenter Stacey Dooley's debut book about "extraordinary women" titled On The Frontline with the Women Who Fight Back ... more

What My Girlfriends Told Me​ by​ Sonia Bajic​

​​International Women's Day also saw the launch of a beautiful​ly​ illustrated​ book​ featuring insightful quotes of wisdom by diverse women from every continen​t. From the funny to the strident to the profound, this book is full of the best advice for times of heartache or uncertainty, long nights and new beginnings. Wisdom from women who have lived ... more

The Gender Effect: Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development​

​​​Dr Kathryn Moeller's book focuses on how philanthropic, social responsibility and business practices of various corporations use a logic of development that positions girls and women as instruments of poverty alleviation and new frontiers for capitalist accumulation ... more

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked The World

​​​Immerse yourself in the captivating adventures of some of history's unsung heroines, whose stories are told through engaging voices, dazzling drawings and with startling wit. ... more

International Women's Day reading list

We want to give young readers access to new feminist icons and ideas - female authors and artists to be inspired by, women-centred stories to learn from, fantastic heroines to befriend. From time-travellers to detectives, supermodels to superpowers, this diverse collection includes something for everyone. The International Women's Day Reading List is a curated round-up of the best fiction and non-fiction books for raising the next generation of feminists keen to #PressforProgress.

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