Harper Lee, who sadly passed recently, wrote one of history's most important books. To Kill a Mockingbird's vivid storytelling exposed decades of readers to the cruelty of racial intolerance.
Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel peace prize and author of I am Malala who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban.
Patti Smith, the singer-songwriter and poet who influenced the punk movement. Revisit her music in Freegal or read her books Just Kids and and M Train.
Iran Awakening describes the the powerful life of Shirin Ebadi, female judge and Nobel Prize winner, before, during and after the revolution in Iran.
Enjoy these and countless other stories of female achievement in the Library's digital and printed collections.
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