Women Who Rocked — Happy International Women’s Day!

In honor of the holiday … Oh, hadn’t you heard? Saturday, March 7 is International Women’s Day! That’s right folks, Better World Books is keepin’ you up to date on the obscure but AWESOME holidays.

Anyway, in honor of the holiday, the Better World Books team has narrowed our list of most amazing, substantial and generally badass women (and through thorough debate and numerous arm-wrestling tournaments) down to 10.  We’ll be the first to admit that it is not all inclusive, but it’s a start … Just in case you don’t feel comfortable conversing on any of these fine women, we’ve included book suggestions:

(Listed in NO particular order … seriously, that would be impossible)


Dian Fossey – Gorillas in the Mist


Maria Faustina Kowalska – Diary of…


Mother Teresa – In My Own Words


Princess Diana by Richard Buskin


Jehan Sadat – A Woman of Egypt


Eleanor Roosevelt by Russell Freedman


True Devotion to Mary by St. Louis deMontfort


Lynne Cox – Swimming to Antarctica


Jane Goodall – In the Shadow of Man


Rosa Parks – My Story

So get reading and here’s your excuse to worship the ladies in your life (as if you don’t all the time)

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