Women's History Month: Suggested Reading

Don’t Stop Now

Continue the journey celebrating women who have made a difference. The Irving Public Library (IPL) compiled this list of materials available to cardholders that highlight notable women in Texas history. 

IPL cardholders can visit the Online Catalog and reserve materials or check out online resources.

Herstory: Notable Women in Irving's History
  1. Adult Nonfiction
  2. Juvenile Nonfiction
  3. Film
  • The Lady Cannoneer: A Biography of Angelina Belle Peyton Eberly, by Richard C. King (Call number B 976.4 EBE).
  • The Second Battle of the Alamo: How Two Women Saved Texas's Most Famous Landmark, by Judy Alter (Call number 976.4351 Alt).
  • Happy Trails: The Story of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, by Roy Rogers (Call number 790.20922 Rog).
  • My Extraordinary Ordinary Life, by Sissy Spacek (Call number B 791.43028 Spa).
  • On the Road with Janis Joplin, by John Byrne Cooke (a CD Audiobook, Call number CD 782.42166 Jop).
  • To Selena, with Love, by Chris Perez (Call number B 782.42164 Sel).
  • Full Bloom: The Art and Life of Georgia O'Keeffe, by Hunger Drohojowska-Philp (Call number B 759.13 Oke).
  • Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias, by Don Van Natta (Call number 796.092 Zah).
  • Miriam: The Southern Belle Who Became the First Woman Governor of Texas, by May Nelson Paulissen (Call number B 976.4061092 Fer).
  • Lady Bird: A Biography of Mrs. Johnson, by Jan Jarboe Russell (Call number B 973.923092 Joh).
  • Barbara Jordan: American Hero, by Mary Beth Rogers (Call number B 328.73092 Jor).
  • Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards, by Jan Reid (Call number 976.4063 Ric).
  • The Texas Legacy of Katherine Anne Porter, by James T. F. Tanner (a NetLibrary eBook).
  • Miss Ima and the Hogg Family, by Gwendolyn Cone Neeley (Call number B 976.406092 Hog).
  • Black Texas Women: 150 Years of Trial and Triumph, by Ruthe Winegarten (305.48 Win).
  • Texas Ranch Women: Three Centuries of Mettle and Moxie, by Carmen Goldthwaite (Call number 976.4 Gol)
  • Women in Texas History, by Angela Boswell (Call number 305.409764 Bos).
  • Texas Through Women's Eyes: The Twentieth-Century Experience, by Judith N. MacArthur (Call number 305.4209764 Mca).