What We’re Reading: Women’s History Month 2023

Women authors have played a crucial role in broadening the scope of literature. They have often had to overcome significant obstacles to have their voices heard. Their efforts have led to the creation of iconic literary works that have inspired readers for generations. In honor of Women’s History Month, please join us in celebrating and supporting women authors!

Our Stories, Our Voices
by Amy Reed

An anthology of essays that explore the diverse experiences of injustice, empowerment, and growing up female in America.

Why We Cook: Women on Food, Identity, and Connection
by Lindsay Gardner

A powerful book that brings together stories, essays, kitchen profiles, interviews, and more, featuring 112 inspiring women who are dedicated not only to their craft, but to changing the world of food.

The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet
by Kristin Ohlson

This book explains how taking care of our soil may be the answer to many of today’s environmental issues. Ohlson takes a deep dive into the science of soil health and its connection to the carbon cycle at a macro level.

Sustainable Impact: How Women Are Key to Ending Poverty
by Laina Greene, Audrey Tan, and Lizzy Hawkins

An inspiring book that speaks on alleviating poverty through the empowerment of women.

As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock
by Dina Gilio-Whitaker

This book tells a story of Native peoples’ resistance to environmental injustice, and calls for environmentalists to learn from the Indigenous community’s history of activism for a sustainable future.

Krystal is the WhyHunger Communications intern. She has a background in nutrition and dietetics and previously worked as a school dietitian in Union City, NJ.  She is interested in social media marketing and graphic design. When she’s not working, Krystal spends her time cooking or looking for the best restaurants to eat at!