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Yesterday, March 8th, was International Women’s Day. As stated on the International Women's Day website, the day “..is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.”

Today, more than ever before, the publishing industry seeks books with strong female characters, women who don’t rely on a man to save them or solve their problems, women breaking free from typical gender roles, basically women living (or trying to live) their best lives.

Here are some novels found at TSPL featuring strong female characters:


Photo Gallery: Fiction to Celebrate International Women's Day will appear here on the public site.