Have You Heard? Women’s History Audiobooks

Listen to women’s stories across the ages and spaces in Plano Public Library’s audiobook collection.

Are you a spy stranded in enemy territory? Or maybe you’ve become the first woman in the Supreme court? Perhaps, you just have something real interesting to say. You might not be any of those, but you can live it through their stories.

For Women’s History Month, explore some of these stories:

Memoirs/Biographies

Juniors

Dreaming in Code Ada Byron Lovelace, Computer Pioneer written and narrated by Emily Arnold McCully Overdrive / Print

Danza!: Amalia Hernández and Mexico’s Folkloric Ballet by Duncan Tonatiuh and narrated by Adriana Sananes CD/Playaway / Print

The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor by Sonia Sotomayor Overdrive / Print / Spanish

Young Adult

Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard written and narrated by Echo Brown. While this is fictional, it is autobiographical and with a nice dose of magical realism Overdrive / Print

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe and narrated by Marisa Calin. It is a beautifully written rendition of Dita Kraus’ life as she kept books safe as a prisoner in Auschwitz Overdrive / CD/Playaway / Print

Adult

Cuando era Puertorriquena (When I Was Puerto Rican) by Esmeralda Santiago Overdrive / Print

Becoming by Michelle Obama narrator, Jane Santos Overdrive / CD/Playaway / Print / Spanish

She Come by It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs written and narrated by Sarah Smarsh Overdrive / Print

Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life written and narrated by Ali Wong. This audiobook is just as humorous and out of this world as her standup Overdrive / Print


Non-fiction

Juniors

How Women Won the Vote: Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and Their Big Idea by Susan Campbell Bartoletti and narrated by Sandy Rustin Overdrive / Print

She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton and narrated by Alexandra Boiger Overdrive / Wonderbook / Print

Adult

Code Name Lise: The True Story of the Spy Who Became WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Woman by Larry Loftis and narrated by Kate Reading Overdrive / CD/Playaway / Print

Women Warriors An Unexpected History by Pamela D. Toler and narrated by Rosemary Benson Overdrive / Print

Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power written and narrated by Pam Grossman Overdrive / Print

Sharp: the Women who Made an Art of Having an Opinion by Michelle Dean and narrated by Bernadette Dunne CD/Playaway / Print


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