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“Remember the Ladies” And Their Novels…

In honor of Women’s History Month, here’s a look at three classic woman-authored novels featuring female lead characters. The Street—–Ann Petry (1946) Ann Petry (1908-1997) was the first African-American woman to write a novel selling over a million copies. The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Monstress by Marjorie Liu

In commemoration of Women’s History Month, I chose to review a graphic novel made by women, of women, and for all.  In a rare team-up, the author (Marjorie Liu), illustrator (Sana Takeda), and editor (Jennifer M. Smith) are all women, … Continue reading

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My teacher was telling our class that there was a time when women couldn’t even vote. I can’t believe girls put up with that. My teacher said I should learn more about women’s history and feminism. Can you show me some books?

Yes! We have books on women’s history, current day gender inequality and all the waves of feminism!  A good place to start is The Feminist Promise: 1792 to the Present by Christine Stansell, which gives a chronological history of the feminist … Continue reading

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I enjoyed Kathryn Stockett’s novel, The Help. Can you suggest other historical fiction by and about women?

That’s a great question…..and right in the middle of National Women’s History Month!                  Here are a few authors to consider: Kathleen Grissom – The Kitchen House (2010) Beth Hoffman – Saving CeeCee Honeycut … Continue reading

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What was the role of women in the Civil War?

 One of the best books written on the subject is by Drew Gilpin Faust, current president of Harvard University, titled Mothers of Invention, a winner of the Francis Parkman Prize in 1997. The subject heading United States — History — … Continue reading

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