12 Must Listen Audiobooks for Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month—the perfect opportunity to celebrate the vital roles that women have played in shaping our country and our world.

Check out our recommended listens for Women’s History Month, and see the full Women’s History Month playlist.


By Michelle Obama • Narrated by Michelle Obama
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.


By Tara Westover • Narrated by Julia Whelan
An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.

She Came to Slay

By Erica Armstrong Dunbar • Narrated by Erica Armstrong Dunbar & Robin Miles
“Excellent audio book that tells the heart breaking trials and Harriet Tubman from her early days to her last. She fought all the way to achieve Firefox for some and equally for all.” —Mollie, HearthFire Books and Treats

Know My Name

By Chanel Miller • Narrated by Chanel Miller
Know My Name will forever transform the way we think about sexual assault, challenging our beliefs about what is acceptable and speaking truth to the tumultuous reality of healing

Why They Marched

By Susan Ware • Narrated by Bernadette Dunne

Looking beyond the national leadership of the suffrage movement, an acclaimed historian gives voice to the thousands of women from different backgrounds, races, and religions whose local passion and protest resounded throughout the land.

My Life on the Road

By Gloria Steinem • Narrated by Debra Winger & Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem—writer, activist, organizer, and one of the most inspiring leaders in the world—tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of how her early years led her to live an on-the-road kind of life, traveling, listening to people, learning, and creating change.

The Last Girl

By Amal Clooney & Nadia Murad • Narrated by Ilyana Kadushin
In this intimate memoir of survival, a former captive of the Islamic State tells her harrowing and ultimately inspiring story.

Little Women

By Louisa May Alcott • Narrated by C. M. Hebert
The story explores their domestic adventures, their attempts to increase the family’s small income, their friendship with the neighboring Laurence family, and their later love affairs and destinies as women.

I Am Malala

By Malala Yousafzai & Patricia McCormick • Narrated by Neela Vaswani & Malala Yousafzai
The bestselling memoir by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.

Brown Girl Dreaming

By Author Jacqueline Woodson • Narrated by Author Jacqueline Woodson
Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of Another Brooklyn, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.

The Hate U Give

By Angie Thomas • Narrated by Bahni Turpin
“This bestselling, powerful young adult novel about social justice and one teen girl’s effort to fight for what is right, will leave you breathless. The narration by Bahni Turpin is hands down the best I’ve ever heard. This is such an important book it should be required reading for life in general. Or listening. Definitely listening.” —Kristen, Tattered Cover

Such a Fun Age

By Kiley Reid • Narrated by Nicole Lewis
“When I attempted to write a review for Such a Fun Age, I was at a loss for words. How could I encapsulate how Kiley Reid’s startling debut perfectly captured what it means to be a woman? The societal pressure, the self-doubt, the perseverance, the constant comparison—all of it was perfectly represented through Reid’s two wonderfully flawed and captivating leads.” —Gennifer Eccles, Flyleaf Books

Explore more recommended reads on the full Women’s History Month playlist.

Jenna Homen works on all things related to social media and the Libro.fm community. When not reading and listening to books, she is probably painting or hiking.

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