Women have been making literary history for centuries. The first known novel was written in the early 11th century by a woman, Murasaki Shikibu. Phillis Wheatley’s poetry challenged the historic claim of intellectual inferiority among African Americans. At 18, Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, one of the earliest examples of science fiction. Today, women continue to empower and change the world.
This month, we are celebrating the voices of women past and present in a curated Women’s History Month collection.