List: Books on Women in Mathematics

Books on Women in Mathematics

Here’s a list of books — in no particular order — about women in mathematics (broadly interpreted) largely taken from this thread. The links are mostly to versions of the books on Amazon India. Unfortunately many of them are rather expensive, but hopefully it’s a handy list to share with a librarian you know! Do leave a comment below if you have any additions.

I’ll also leave this relatively sobering thought (or this one) here with no further comment.


  1. Complexities – Women in Mathematics
  2. Women in Mathematics – The Addition of Difference
  3. How to Free Your Inner Mathematician: Notes on Mathematics and Life
  4. Ada's Algorithm: How Lord Byron's Daughter Launched the Digital Age Through the Poetry of Numbers
  5. Women Who Count: Honoring African American Women Mathematicians
  6. Women Becoming Mathematicians – Creating a Professional Identity in Post–World War II America
  7. Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics
  8. My Remarkable Journey: A Memoir (Katherine Johnson)
  9. Proving It Her Way: Emmy Noether, a Life in Mathematics
  10. Emmy Noether’s Wonderful Theorem
  11. Love and Mathematics: Sofya Kovalevskaya (alternate link)
  12. Einstein's Wife: The Real Story of Mileva Einstein-Maric
  13. Inventing the Mathematician: Gender, Race, and Our Cultural Understanding of Mathematics
  14. In Code: A Mathematical Journey
  15. Against All Odds: Women’s Ways to Mathematical Research Since 1800: 6 (Women in the History of Philosophy and Sciences)
  16. The Ascent of Mary Somerville in 19th Century Society
  17. Julia: A Life in Mathematics (ebook only)
  18. Women of Mathematics: A Bio-Bibliographic Sourcebook
  19. A Celebration of the EDGE Program's Impact on the Mathematics Community and Beyond
  20. Those Magnificent Women and their Flying Machines: ISRO'S Mission to Mars
  21. Girls Coming to Tech!: A History of American Engineering Education for Women
  22. Fifty Years of Women in Mathematics
  23. x+y: A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender

Illustrated Books:

  1. Maryam’s Magic: The Story of Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani
  2. Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain
  3. Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code
  4. Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine
  5. The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer
  6. The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague
  7. Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race
  8. Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Put Astronauts on the Moon
  9. Emmy Noether: The Most Important Mathematician You've Never Heard Of


  1. A Tribute to Professor Helena Rasiowa (PDF)
  2. A Groundbreaking Mathematician on the Gender Politics of Her Field (New Yorker)

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