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Read to Lead the World: 5 Must Read Women’s Day 2021
This Women’s Day 2021, let us remember that “women hold up half the sky”.
Women empower and inspire each other and the whole society every day. There are so many important things that women have said and done that we don’t have enough fingers to count them all! Women have been rocking the world all the way from health, beauty, science, art, sports, and much more. Today, we take the time to show every girl and lady how special, valuable, and limitless she is. That’s why BagMyBook has brought specially curated list of Top 7 Books for Women’s Day 2021 for our dear readers, and especially for the awesome ladies in the room.
Let us celebrate the strength, works, and achievements of women all around the world. As a leading bookseller, we know the power of books to change lives. For all wonder women out there, this is our way of showing that you are awesome not just one this day but throughout the year!
Malala Yousafzai had almost met a tragic fate in 2012 after being shot (along with two other girls) by Taliban terrorists for daring to study and campaign for female education in the Swat region of Pakistan. This book tells the story of the groundwork laid by her father who has campaigned fearlessly for girls’ right to education. Dubbed as possibly the “Most Famous Teenager in the World” following the dastardly attack, she went on to become the youngest Nobel Laureate in 2014.
This book is a heartwarming, inspiring, and sometimes even disturbing account. It shows that men can, and must, play their part in the fight for gender equality. No kind of terrorism or pressure can diminish the dedication of this family to create a world where all girls can learn and reach their full potential.
Bhakti Mathur has created a delightful illustrated world for children in her “Amma, Take Me” series. These books engage and fascinate children about the different monuments in India and the culture and history of the place it is located in. Gathering around our mom to huddle over a book or listen to a long-ago story is one of the most precious memories for anyone. As kids, we got lost in imagination and wowed by our mom’s knowledge. This book is a chance to recreate that magic, either with your mom or as a mother.
Bhakti Mathur is a talented creative artist whose children’s titles are a treat for the whole family and an excellent place to bond and learn together. This Women’s Day, let us appreciate and support the work of remarkable creators like her working every day to make our kids’ world charming and curious.
Maria Sharapova (b. 1987) is one of the most recognized athletes in world tennis. Sports is often seen as a doman of men only, but there are many hard-hitting sportswomen, particularly tennis players out there who can give the best a run for their money. Maria Sharapova is definitely one of them, standing tall in women’s tennis with 5 Grand Slam titles and 36 WTA titles. She disrupted Serena Williams’ unchallenged supremacy in 2004 by winning the Wimbeldon Women’s Singles Tournament at just 17! It hasn’t been an easy road to get here, though. We see her relentless struggle and the unique way in which she chooses to approach and remember her career-defining matches and rivalries. Opening up about her personal life and relationships, this book also includes a frank confrontation of the ‘doping’ scandal that hit her in 2016, and how she has emerged stronger, driven by a headstrong will and determination.
Hers is a story that shows that women are just as capable and worthy of excelling in sports, a professional arena with one of the toughest conditions of mental strength, physical durability, and the spirit to accept and beat any challenge.
This title is an excellent reference book, and also accessible enough for general readership. It compiles a host of readings from a wide range of authors and time periods. It deals systematically with the contemporary and long-standing issues and themes in women’s and gender studies.
As the women’s movement picks up momentum throughout the world, it faces challenges, setbacks, and victories. Can web design and social media be made more feminist? How have women done cyberactivism? How do women relate to media, arts, health, religion, and science? What are the modern challenges of being a woman, and what is the importance of “intersecting” identities of women? Free of jargon or dense language, it curates a wide variety of stimulating, enlightening, hopeful, and sometimes even upsetting situations and realities. It is a rich and stimulating read and is a must-have for all women (and men) who wish to sensitized and become proactive in their understanding and practice of gender equality.
Rape and sexual assault is one of those realities which is as pervasive as it is stigmatized. Crimes like these hang over many women as an everyday possibility. Due to the work of feminist scholars, researchers, and resilient survivors of such crimes, our society has been forced to come to terms with the existence of ‘rape culture’— an overall ethos in which the subordinated and objectified position of women is normalized and enforced.
Yet, there is no question of defeat. Articulate and dedicated survivors like the author of this book are leading the way towards rehabilitation and change. In the wake of the horrible ‘Nirbhaya’ tragedy of 2013 in Delhi, the urgency around many fundamental questions have gained a renewed energy. Rape is a difficult and traumatic experience, but women like Sohaila Abdulali won’t ever take it lying down nor let it reduce anything about themselves. It is time for everyone to stop and listen to women’s voices as they push not just for change but for a renewed and deeper understanding of the central gendered faultiness that contradict the egalitarian goals of a civilized society.
To all the amazing girls and ladies who create brilliant written worlds, we say Happy Women’s Day!
Women’s perspectives and stories is more important than ever in today’s world. Their struggles, successes, and determination inspire and motivate everyone to fight like a girl!
BagMyBook’s specially curated titles for Women’s Day 2021 bring you the best books written by, for, and about women. This is your must-read bucket list to make this day fun-filled, engaging, and meaningful for all women and girls who shine with a brilliance that lights up the world
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