Celebrating Women's History Month
We’re reaching the end of Women’s History Month, dedicated to providing education on how women have helped shape the world throughout history and today. To celebrate the integral strength and contributions of women, we take a look at our three favourite books featuring inspirational heroine characters.
Little Women - Lousia May Alcott
The four March sisters, all with their different dreams and aspirations, have inspired generations of girls and women to follow their goals. Meg’s dream of marriage and children is shown to be no better or worse than Jo’s dream of becoming a famous writer. Their friendship, strength and kindness throughout the trials and tribulations of life is one of the essential stories of womanhood for our times.
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
Liesel, the heroine of this bestselling tale, lives for the power of the written word. Enduring the horror of the second world war and the cruelty of politics, she escapes through fictional worlds both in books and in her own head. She is one of the bravest characters in literature, and a true testament to the power of the human spirit.
The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
Vianne and Isabelle, two sisters stuck in German-occupied France during WW2, must entirely rely on one another to survive. This book is at once haunting and romantic, inspiring and heart-breaking. It delves into a war we don’t often talk about: the women’s war, and all they experienced behind the closed doors of home. You’ll be unable to put this book down!