As part of the celebration marking its 100th anniversary, the Women’s National Book Association will send a book a day throughout March to President Trump that the organization believes sheds light on many of the critical issues faced by the country. The books have been taken from a list of the top 100 books in both fiction and nonfiction compiled by the WNBA to reflect, in its estimation, the most influential books written by women.
According to Jane Kinney-Denning, WNBA president, the books selected to be sent to President Trump are nonpartisan in nature and are grouped around themes. (As a nonprofit, the WNBA cannot take a political stance.) The book set to be delivered March 1 is Miracle at Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention by Catherine Drinker Bowen. That book will be followed by Willa Cather’s My Antonia, The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson, Barbara Tuckman’s The Guns of August, and The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt.
On March 7, President Trump will receive two further books: Madame Secretary: A Memoir by Madeline Albright and Hard Choices by Hillary Clinton.
In addition to delivering a book a day to Trump in March, which is Women’s History Month, the WNBA will send the list of books to members of Congress, other government officials, and libraries. The full list can be seen here.
“We feel sending these books fits our mission of showing the power that books have,” said Kinney-Denning.
See the full list here.