International Women’s Day 2018: Alpha’s Gender Equality Committee Recommendation List

As part of our International Women’s Day celebrations we have asked our people at Alpha to recommend their favourite books, films, events, podcasts and more:

Novels

  • A Good Time to Be a Girl – Helena Morrissey
  • Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights – Then and Now – Helen Pankhurst
  • Half the Sky: How to Change the World – Nicholas Kristof
  • Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot
  • Life Lessons from Remarkable Women: Tales of Triumph, Failure and Learning to Love Yourself – Stylist Magazine
  • Men Explain Things to Me – Rebecca Solnit
  • Of Women – Shami Chakrabarti
  • The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  • The Power – Naomi Alderman
  • The Sun & Her Flowers – Rupi Kaur
  • The War on Women – Sue Lloyd Davis
  • We Should All be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body – Sara Pascoe
  • The Invisible Heart: Economics and Family Values – Nancy Folbre’s
  • Eliza Grace – Margret Atwood
  • A Room of One’s Own – Virgina Woolf
  • Middlemarch – George Eliot
  • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

Books for the Little Ones

  • Goodnight stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women – Elena Favilli
  • Malala’s Magic Pencil – Malala Yousafzai
  • She Persisted – Chelsea Clinton
  • Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World – Kate Pankhurst
  • Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History – Vashti Harrison
  • Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves – Kate T. Parker
  • Rosie Revere, Engineer – Andrea Beaty
  • The Paper Bag Princess – Robert Munsch
  • Hidden Figures Young Readers’ Edition – Margot Lee Shetterly
  • The Story of Tracy Beaker – Jacqueline Wilson
  • No Difference Between Us – Jayneen Sanders
  • Pearl Fairweather – Pirate Captain – Jayneen Sanders
  • Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code – Laurie Wallmark

Films / TV

  • Hurdles, 2016 (short film) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R51ijgtRqZU
  • The Handmaid’s Tale, 2017
  • A Quiet Passion, 2017
  • Hidden Figures, 2016
  • Ladybird, 2017
  • Seeing Allred, 2018 (Netflix documentary)
  • Wonder Woman, 2017
  • The Hunger Games, 2012
  • Alien, 1979
  • Kill Bill, 2003
  • Joy, 2015

Films for the Little Ones

  • Mulan, 1998
  • Anastasia, 1997
  • Moana, 2016
  • Brave, 2012
  • Billy Elliot, 2000

Podcasts

Events

 

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