Legends 2

Author : John Miller
ISBN : 1577314395
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 85.44 MB
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Celebrating fifty of the most influential women living today, the editors compile full-page duotones of such women as Joan Didion, Terry Gross, and Zelda Fitzgerald accompanied by an essay or article on the featured woman.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Virginia Woolf Icon

Author : Brenda R. Silver
ISBN : 0226757463
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 60.20 MB
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The proliferation of Virginia Woolfs in both high and popular culture, she argues, has transformed the writer into a "star" whose image and authority are persistently claimed or challenged in debates about art, politics, gender, the canon, class, feminism, and fashion."--Jacket.
Category: Fiction

Girls Like Us

Author : Gina Misiroglu
ISBN : 9781577310846
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 77.5 MB
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We all have moments from childhood that have molded our perceptions of ourselves and our lives. In Girls Like Us forty accomplished and influential women share these tender and uplifting moments from their own childhoods and teenage years. Isabel Allende tells of her parents' priceless gift in encouraging her to express her creativity; Faye Wattleton describes how a checkered and difficult childhood shaped her into the determined leader she is today; novelist Amy Tan explores the life of a young girl and her relationship to her mother in The Joy Luck Club. The book includes photographs of some of the contributors at the age they appear in their stories, as well as brief biographies of each. Girls Like Us celebrates the poignant coming-of-age moments experienced by prominent women of this century. This book is a great anthology for everyone wishing to cultivate and remember what it is to be young again.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Harriet Tubman

Author : Milton C. Sernett
ISBN : 9780822390275
Genre : History
File Size : 74.17 MB
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Harriet Tubman is one of America’s most beloved historical figures, revered alongside luminaries including Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Harriet Tubman: Myth, Memory, and History tells the fascinating story of Tubman’s life as an American icon. The distinguished historian Milton C. Sernett compares the larger-than-life symbolic Tubman with the actual “historical” Tubman. He does so not to diminish Tubman’s achievements but rather to explore the interplay of history and myth in our national consciousness. Analyzing how the Tubman icon has changed over time, Sernett shows that the various constructions of the “Black Moses” reveal as much about their creators as they do about Tubman herself. Three biographies of Harriet Tubman were published within months of each other in 2003–04; they were the first book-length studies of the “Queen of the Underground Railroad” to appear in almost sixty years. Sernett examines the accuracy and reception of these three books as well as two earlier biographies first published in 1869 and 1943. He finds that the three recent studies come closer to capturing the “real” Tubman than did the earlier two. Arguing that the mythical Tubman is most clearly enshrined in stories told to and written for children, Sernett scrutinizes visual and textual representations of “Aunt Harriet” in children’s literature. He looks at how Tubman has been portrayed in film, painting, music, and theater; in her Maryland birthplace; in Auburn, New York, where she lived out her final years; and in the naming of schools, streets, and other public venues. He also investigates how the legendary Tubman was embraced and represented by different groups during her lifetime and at her death in 1913. Ultimately, Sernett contends that Harriet Tubman may be America’s most malleable and resilient icon.
Category: History

Pagan Degrees For Children

Author : Shanddaramon
ISBN : 9780557098675
Genre : Paganism
File Size : 20.42 MB
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This book provides a system of learning Pagan and good living concepts just for children and young adults through three main degrees. Children from the ages of 5 ' 18 can work on obtaining the Neophyte, Apprentice, and Mage Degrees by meeting specific goals designed for children and by completing the requirements for earning Achievement Awards. The Neophyte Degree is subdivided into several Levels to help give young children small and easily obtainable goals. Provided with each Degree and Award is a great deal of information and sources for learning and for exploring.
Category: Paganism

Displays

Author : Susan P. Phillips
ISBN : 9780786487073
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 87.42 MB
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Just about any librarian needs new ideas for dynamic, topical library displays. This new second volume offers ideas on a wide range of subjects including women of note, news-worthy events, Mother Nature, great moments in time, prominent figures in history, global cultures and more. Each display topic includes a comprehensive background discussion along with detailed assembly instructions, an explanation of the genesis of the idea and suggestions on ways to adapt these designs to fit into larger spaces. The author includes everyday items, prized collectibles and authentic antiques in each of the 45 displays featured.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Women Who Changed The World

Author : Smith Davies Publishing
ISBN : 1905204043
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 63.33 MB
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Progressing through history, from Cleopatra and Mary Magdalene to Madonna and Diana, Princess of Wales, each of these exceptional women's stories is told against the backdrop of the events of their time. For each, we learn of their achievements, backgrounds, characters and little-known details that make them ever more remarkable.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Friendship

Author : Big Fish
ISBN : 0688172733
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 45.28 MB
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Friendship-that special bond based on trust and affection, understanding and devotionis the strongest connection between people. Even when the fire of romance and marriage dwindles, it is friendship that sustains. A collection of contemporary and classic stories, essays, poems, and letters about this unique intimacy, Friendship looks at the relationship in all its forms: among children, between women and men, mothers and daughters, even between a man and his bike. From Anne Lamott to Walt Whitman, from Sark to Jack London, Friendship speaks of first friends, new friends, and old friends, of the devotion of friends who are family, of best friends, of companionship, and of the defining grace of all friendships-alliance. This inspirational collection expresses the paradoxes and truths-things felt but often unspoken-between friends, Profound, entertaining, and eccentric, Friendship celebrates and embraces the stages and diversities of this golden bond.
Category: Family & Relationships

Wise Women

Author : Joyce Tenneson
ISBN : 0821228013
Genre : Photography
File Size : 56.45 MB
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In ancient times older women were the keepers of primal mysteries and were revered for their special wisdom: today there is a feeling that our culture is reawakening to the power of our elders. Joyce Tenneson presents 80 portraits of women aged 65 to 100, who comment on their experiences of ageing.
Category: Photography

Feminist Bookstore News

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ISBN : UOM:39015046428275
Genre : Women's bookstores
File Size : 51.28 MB
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Category: Women's bookstores