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Kern County Library Staff Suggests...: Women's History Month 2009 Recommendations

Monday, March 2, 2009

Women's History Month 2009 Recommendations

33 Things Every Girl Should Know About Women’s History, edited by Tonya Bolden -
Uses poems, essays, letters, photographs and more to present the actions and achievements of women in the United States, from its beginnings up through the twentieth century.

The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls by Joan J. Brumberg - Barnes & Noble: "The Body Project is an extraordinary culmination of a decade of historical and contemporary research on American girlhood. . . . Brumberg is masterful at combining historical archival scholarship with lively insights from past and recent personal diaries and memoirs."

The Essential Feminist Reader, edited by Estelle B. Freedman - Barnes & Noble: "The Essential Feminist Reader is the first anthology to present the full scope of feminist history. Prizewinning historian Estelle B. Freedman brings decades of teaching experience and scholarship to her selections, which span more than five centuries. Moving beyond standard texts by English and American thinkers, this collection features primary source material from around the globe, including short works of fiction and drama, political manifestos, and the work of less well-known writers."

Get to Work: A Manifesto for Women of the World by Linda R. Hirshman - Library Journal: "In this new feminist manifesto, in which she asserts that the women's movement was not radical enough, Hirshman, a former practicing attorney and former visiting professor at Brandeis University, issues a resounding call to all women that the time has come to restart the revolution."

Women’s Rights by Natasha Thomsen - Barnes & Noble: "The issues women face at the dawn of the 21st century are as daunting and complex as ever, covering the range from affirmative action and service in active combat, to educational rights, reproductive rights, sexual harassment, religious leadership roles, and more. Women's Rights examines the history and the current status of women's rights in the United States and abroad, namely Denmark, China, Afghanistan, and Kenya."


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