Book-A-Day Women's History Month Program
During this March—Women’s History Month—we are putting our Celebrating Women's Voices lists to work in the WNBA's Book-A-Day Women’s History Month Program: sending a book for each day to the president and his staff. Selected based on their literary importance and their cultural and social impact, the list will also be sent to members of Congress and other key officials.
The program is a reflection of a 1955 WNBA initiative, when we sent a book a day to President Dwight D. Eisenhower—a gesture to the president who was recovering from heart attack. This January 1956 WNBA newsletter shows the president's thank-you letter and other historical documents.
The aim of the WNBA's Centennial Book-A-Day program is to help enlighten our new leaders as they seek to address the broad themes and complex issues that make up the landscape of the United States and the world. A PDF of the list is available here.
Book Plate, WNBA Book-a-Day Program, 2017. Designed by Cheyenne Yousuf.
Selection committee: Anne Boyd Rioux, Marie Breaux, Jane Kinney-Denning, Brenda Knight, Rosalind Reisner, and Valerie Tomaselli.