New Books: Celebrating Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month was enshrined in law as an annual, month-long celebration on March 12, 1987, noting that “despite these contributions [by women], the role of American women in history has been consistently overlooked and undervalued in the body of American history.”

Who reading this can say they’ve done their studies and can score an A+ on NCpedia’s Quiz of North Carolina Women’s History? I like to brush up on my knowledge with their excellent Women’s History materials.

This year, however, Durham Tech got an up-and-close brush with Women’s History. The first woman Vice President, Kamala Harris, visited the school’s apprenticeship program and gave Durham Tech the opportunity to showcase its economic opportunities for students.

We see you asking, and the answer is yes: Durham Tech Library does have a copy of the Vice President’s memoir and her children’s book available for checking out!

Vice President Kamala visited Durham Tech’s Apprenticeship Program

Continue this celebratory spirit with the library’s resources from the comfort of your own home. Students and staff can start with Film-On-Demand’s “Women In Science Series” to keep in theme with the Vice President’s visit. For those seeking women’s history non-fiction ebooks, our Digital Dogwood Library offers a massive list of options.

Keep reading to see a gallery of new physical books available at the library to continue celebrating Women’s History Month! This week we’re highlighting the history of immigrant women and food, a vivid collection of interviews with women over 50, and so much more:

To explore these great new reads, click on the book cover and you will be taken to our catalog where you can request the title to be held for you at one of our library locations. As always, you can also ask us to locate materials by email (, by phone at 919-536-7211, or through our online chat.

Please pay special attention to the inclusion of two children’s books—if you are an early education student, parent, or simply know of a child in need of a good book for a week or two, please know these are available for check out!

We look forward to checking these out for you!

Finding Latinx In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity by Paola Ramos
Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity
(E 184 .S75 R37 2020)

Spanish Edition:
E 184.S75 R3718 2020

Gender Swapped Fairy Tales by Karrie Fransman & Jonathan Plackett
Gender Swapped Fairy Tales
(GR 552 .F73 2020)

Edible Wild Plants of the Carolinas: A Forager's Companion by  Lytton John Musselman and Peter W. Schafran
Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who revolutionized Food In America
(TX 649 .A1 S46 2022)

Martita, I Remember You - A Story in English and Spanish by Sandra Cisneros, Author of The House on Mango Street
Martita, I remember you = Martita, te recuerdo
(PS 3553 .I78 M3718 2021)
Bending the Arc: My Journey From Prison To Politics by Keeda J. Haynes
Bending The Arc: My Journey from Prison to Politics
(HV 9955 .T2 H38 2021)
Collective Wisdom: lessons, inspiration, and advice from women over 50 by Grace Bonney, New York Times Bestselling Author of In the Company of Women
Collective Wisdom: Lessons, Inspiration, and Advice from Women over 50
(HQ 1221 .C65 2021)
all about love: new visions by bell hooks, new york times bestseller
All About Love: New Visions
(QH 331 .N87 2021)

The 1619 Project: Born on the Water by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson, illustrated by Nicholas Smith
The 1619 Project – Born on the Water
(PZ 7.1 .H36378 Bo 2021)

Standing On Her Shoulders: A Celebration of Women by Monica Clark-Robinson, art by Laura Freeman
Standing on Her Shoulders: A Celebration of Women
(PZ 8.3 .C5482 St 2021)