IWD book list

Top books for International Women's Day 2018

Schools, universities, community libraries - step up! We want to know what books you'll be celebrating in your International Women's Day displays.

From old classics championing female icons and role models, to more contemporary non-fiction espousing controversial feminist theory for their time, through to exciting newly published books - we want to know what are some of the key literary pieces that will inform, engage and inspire avid readers this International Women's Day. What books do you think will best contribute to the #PressforProgress campaign theme?

We're looking for an overall TOP 10 books to promote ​for this International Women's Day 2018. Contact us with your suggestions.


International Women's Day book launches

In the meantime as the IWD Top 10 Book List for 2018 is developed, here's some exciting news.

Welcome to Little Miss engineer​

​​International Women's Day 2018 sees a new character joining the Mr Men and Little Miss series - and she​ ​just so happens to be a female engineer. Her story will be released on 8 March 2018 - tying in with International Women's Day and British Science Week ... more

Bold Girls Reading Guide​

Inspired by the 2017 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

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 2018​ also sees 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


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