History-Making Women on Audio
History-Making Women on Audio

This Women’s Equality Day, ignite your mind, heart, and spirit with audiobooks—memoirs, essay collections, and poems—featuring women who have made and are currently making and moving history.

Martha Gellhorn was a strong-willed, self-made woman whose work as a journalist cleared a path for those who came after her. Yours, for Probably Always is a curated collection of letters between Gellhorn and the extraordinary personalities that were her correspondents.

“Ellen Barkin’s reading adds another dimension to the words on the page, bringing the letters to life–capturing the rich array of their moods and tones and Gellhorn’s always sharp observations of the world around her.”—Sandra Spanier, The Hemingway Letters Project

Based on years of on-the-ground reporting, The Daughters of Kobani is the unforgettable story of the women of the Kurdish militia that improbably became part of the world’s best hope for stopping ISIS in Syria. Drawing from hundreds of hours of interviews, bestselling author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon introduces us to the women fighting on the front lines, determined to not only extinguish the terror of ISIS but also prove that women could lead in war and must enjoy equal rights come the peace.

A New York Times bestseller. Written and read by Vice President Kamala Harris, this is an audiobook about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them. In The Truths We Hold, Vice President Harris offers a master class in problem solving, crisis management, and leadership in challenging times.

And for younger listeners, be sure to check out the Young Readers edition of The Truths We Hold, read by Robin Miles.

A New York Times bestseller. In this thoughtful and revealing memoir, listeners will accompany one of the world’s most recognizable women on her journey of self-discovery. From her dual-continent, twenty-year-long career as an actor and producer to her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s story in Unfinished will inspire a generation around the world to gather their courage, embrace their ambition, and commit to the hard work of following their dreams.

A New York Times bestseller. In Hood Feminism Kendall has written a clarion call to all feminists to live out the true mandate of the movement in thought and in deed. A potent and electrifying critique of today’s feminist movement.

“Hearing Kendall’s personal stories in her own voice only adds to their power. She speaks familiarly, like she’s having a conversation with a friend; her voice is serious but never guarded, which adds to the accessibility of the book, despite the gravity of the subject matter…this clear-sighted audiobook offers a hopeful vision for what inclusive, intersectional feminism can look like and achieve.”—Booklist

Heart of Fire is the intimate and inspiring life story of Senator Mazie Hirono, the first Asian-American woman and the only immigrant serving in the U.S. Senate.

“One of the finest political memoirs in the history of the genre.”—Library Journal, starred review

On Inauguration Day, January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman took the stage after the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, and captivated the nation with her poem “The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country.” The Hill We Climb can now be cherished in this special audiobook, including a foreword by Oprah Winfrey.

Author: Mary Beard
Read By: Mary Beard

In Women & Power, acclaimed classicist and New York Times bestselling author Mary Beard traces the origins of this misogyny to its ancient roots. Beard asks: If women aren’t perceived to be within the structure of power, isn’t it power itself we need to redefine?

“With insight and humor, [Mary Beard] makes a case for redefining how women should be perceived—and perceive themselves—if they are to coexist with those of other genders on equal terms…the author has a deep, sonorous voice and a wonderful English accent.”—AudioFile

Author: Julie DiCaro
Read By: Julie DiCaro

No one is better equipped to examine sports through a feminist lens than sports journalist Julie DiCaro. Now through candid interviews, personal anecdotes, and deep research, she’s tackling these thorny issues and exploring what America can do to give women a fair and competitive playing field in sports and beyond. Sidelined will illuminate the ways sports present a microcosm of life as a woman in America—and the power in fighting back.

Looking to share women’s history with kids? We’ve got recommendations for little listeners!