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Reading Women's Voices

March is Women's History Month—a time to learn about the contributions, achievements, and resilience of women throughout history and across the globe. One powerful way to pay lean more about women's voices is through literature. Literature by and about women offers a rich tapestry of stories, experiences, and perspectives that can enrich our understanding of the world and ourselves.

Exploring Women's Stories
Literature by women spans genres and time periods, offering a diverse array of narratives that reflect the complexities of women's lives. From classic works penned by trailblazing authors to contemporary voices breaking new ground, there is no shortage of stories waiting to be discovered. Whether it is the poignant exploration of identity in "The Color Purple" Alice Walker or the empowering journey of self-discovery in "Heart Berries"  by Terese Marie Mailhot, women's literature provides a window into the multifaceted experiences of womanhood.

Diversifying Your Perspective
Reading literature by and about women is not just about celebrating their achievements; it is also an opportunity to diversify our own perspectives. By immersing ourselves in narratives that center women's voices, we gain insight into their struggles, triumphs, and unique viewpoints. This expanded understanding fosters empathy, compassion, and a deeper appreciation for the diverse tapestry of human experiences. 

Staff Picks to Read for Women’s History Month
These are just a few examples of the countless literary treasures waiting to be explored. Whether you are drawn to fiction, memoirs, poetry, or essays, there is something for everyone to discover and celebrate during Women's History Month.

As we commemorate Women's History Month, let us diversify our reading lists and embrace stories by and about women! 

- Contributions made by Crystle Ardoin, Elizabeth Page, Stephanie Scherer, Erin Gaines, Jenniffer Hentzen, Jerizette Rivera, and Natalie Alvara 

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