Renia Kukielka. Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell. Louise Little. Many may have forgotten their names and deeds, but these strong and influential women have been resurrected in a slate of new nonfiction titles. If your TBR needs a little nonfiction TLC, consider adding one of these seven books that celebrate history's forgotten women to your list.
Women's rights have come a long way in the United States over the last 245 years or so, but they still have a long way to go. Many of the rights we take for granted today — such as a woman's right to equal educational opportunities, or to hold a credit card in her own name — are only about 50 years old. Our right to bodily autonomy has been under constant threat since 1973, and the United States still hasn't ratified the Equal Rights Amendment, which Congress put before state legislatures in 1972.
Because we need to know where we've been to see where we're going, here are seven books you should read to celebrate history's forgotten women:
We only include products that have been independently selected by Bustle's editorial team. However, we may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article.