In celebration of Women’s History Month, this week’s installment of McCain Reads highlights books written by women. These selections are all perfect reads for Peak Week and Spring Break. From various topics and genres, check out the list below to learn more about each title.
1) All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister explores the role of marriage in society and how the idea of the independent woman has changed throughout the years.
2) This Will Be My Undoing by Morgan Jerkins is a collection of essays that focus primarily on what it means to be a black woman in American today and her experiences as a black woman seeing the world.
3) Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel follows a theater troupe that has banded together after the collapse of civilization to share the importance of the arts with those they come across. This novel is vivid, fun, and hard to put down.
4) Visionary Women Writers of Chicago’s Black Arts Movement by Carmen L. Phelps showcases several incredible women artists whose work has often been overshadowed by their male counterparts.