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International Women’s Day 2019

International Women’s Day 2019 – Celebrate Women’s Achievement!

8 March 2019

This year we are celebrating International Women’s day by highlighting some great Calibre audio books on the theme of fighting inequality, and focusing on the experiences of women in a male dominated world.

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft   12705

The first feminist treatise written by the mother of Mary Shelley. Wollstonecraft tackles the wasted potential she sees in women, refusing to see them as inferior to men; she decries their limitations and suggests that they are worthy of an equal standard of education, and that they should be taught to develop their own reason.

Becoming by Michelle Obama   13137

The runaway bestseller from the former US First Lady.

Michelle Obama helped to create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, whilst also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls around the world. Here she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo   617454

A collection of stories featuring one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives, from Ada Lovelace to Malala, Amelia Earhart to Michelle Obama. Empowering, moving and inspirational, these are true fairy tales for heroines who definitely don't need rescuing.

Make More Noise by Miscellaneous authors   617499

An incredible collection of short stories from ten of the UK's very best storytellers, celebrating inspirational girls and women. Authors include Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Patrice Lawrence and Sally Nicholls. Published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the UK.

The Century Girls by Tessa Dunlop   12947

Sub-titled the final word from the women who've lived the past hundred years of British history. In 2018 Britain, six female centenarians described their lives since the time women were first given the vote.

The Suffragettes by Miscellaneous authors   12501

A potted history of the women who pioneered feminism and changed the world.

Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls   12646

Through rallies and marches, in freezing prison cells and the poverty-stricken slums of the East End, three courageous young women join the fight for the vote. But the fight for freedom will challenge Evelyn, May and Nell more than they ever could believe. As war looms, just how much are they willing to sacrifice?

Woman's Hour – foreword by Jenni Murray   12590

A collection of quotes and extracts from 70 years of the Woman’s Hour archive. Charting the social and political revolution that has taken place in women’s lives, these stories share fascinating insights and sage advice from the wise and wonderful women that have graced the Woman’s Hour airwaves.

Women and Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard   12633

Britain's best-known classicist Mary Beard, is also a committed and vocal feminist. With wry wit, she revisits the gender agenda and shows how history has treated powerful women. Her examples range from the classical world to the modern day, from Medusa and Athena, to Theresa May and Hillary Clinton.