One of my favorite parts of being a librarian is doing book displays at my library! Here on my blog, I love sharing the behind the scenes of my displays, including everything you need to recreate the displays. If you’re a library worker, teacher, or bookseller, feel free to use this to make a display of your own!
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Hi friends! March is Women’s History Month, so I of course had to do a display at my library.
Women’s History Month is a great chance to highlight a diverse range of books in your collection. I like to make my display a mix of non-fiction about women’s history, books about feminism, and YA fiction about girls & women making waves or fighting for change. Because women’s history isn’t only a thing of the past–we are making history every single day that we fight, resist, thrive, and exist.
What is most important to me is making sure my display isn’t merely focused on white cishet women’s history, which tends to dominate historical narratives. I want to make sure my display highlights queer & trans women, Muslim women, BIPOC women, and other experiences outside of the dominant narrative.
My display includes a letter-sized flyer in an acrylic sign holder, accompanied by a wide selection of YA books. Want to recreate it? You can download my flyer below for free, and you can resize it and print larger to work for your library space.
But also, remember that you can & should celebrate Women’s History all year round! Don’t wait until March to hype these books up. Include them in other displays, reading lists, and book clubs–because these stories are important every day of the year.
(Alphabetical by author or editor)
- Internment by Samira Ahmed
- Mad, Bad & Dangerous To Know by Samira Ahmed
- Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Pénélope Bagieu
- Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron
- Jane Against the World: Roe V. Wade and The Fight for Reproductive Rights by Karen Blumenthal
- Saving Savannah by Tonya Bolden
- #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women edited by Lisa Charleyboy & Mary Beth Leatherdale
- Rules for Being a Girl by Katie Cotugno & Candace Bushnell
- Lifting as We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box by Evette Dionne
- Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen by Jazz Jennings
- Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World edited by Kelly Jensen
- This Is My America by Kim Johnson
- The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
- Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
- On Top of Glass: My Stories as a Queer Girl in Figure Skating by Karina Manta
- Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
- Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
- We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
- So Many Beginnings by Bethany C. Morrow
- Proud: Living My American Dream (Young Readers Edition) by Ibtihaj Muhammad
- Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
- The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed
- Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA authors get real about injustice, empowerment, and growing up female in America edited by Amy Reed
- Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera
- You Truly Assumed by Laila Sabreen
- History Vs Women: The Defiant Lives That They Don’t Want You to Know by Anita Sarkeesian & Ebony Adams
- Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History edited by Kate Schatz
- Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World by Ann Shen
- The Radical Element: 12 Stories of Daredevils, Debutantes, and Other Dauntless Girls edited by Jessica Spotswood
- Running by Natalia Sylvester
- Girls on the Verge by Sharon Biggs Waller
- Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson & Ellen Hagan
- I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb
This list is just a small selection; there are so many others that fit the theme! There are so many incredible books out there about Women’s History & feminism for teens (but we still need more, of course!).