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Marching Women’s History: Moses of her People

March 29, 2011

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title: Biography: Harriet Tubman author: Kem Knapp Sawyer date: DK Publishing; 2010 “There was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; If I could not have one, I would have the other.” ~Harriet Tubman I love DK books and will buy just about anything they publish. Buying the Biography of […]

Marching Women’s History: While at war

March 24, 2011

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Tasting the sky: a Palestinian childhood by: Ibtisam Barakat Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2007 from the flap In this powerful, groundbreaking memoir, Ibtisam Barakat captures what it is like to be a child whose world is shattered by war. With candor and courage she stitches together memories: fleeing from her home and becoming separated from […]

Making History

March 24, 2011

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The Feminist Texan has been celebrating women’s history month with really nice giveaways. Right now, it’s Anne Moody’s Coming of Age in Mississippi. Zetta Elliott expounds on her experience as a Black feminist in publishing on Women Doing Literary Things. KidLitCelebrates Women’s history is full of great book related posts for this month included Doret’s […]

Marching Womens History: Almost

March 21, 2011

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Almost A Woman by Esmeralda Santiago Viking Books, 1998 from the back of the book: In this memoir, the acclaimed author of When I Was Puerto Rican continues the riveting chronicle of her emergence from the barrios of Brooklyn to the theaters of Manhattan. Negi, as Santiago’s family affectionately calls her, leaves rural Macun in […]

Marching Womens History: Profiles in Fashion

March 16, 2011


Before I start today’s feature, please let me mention two ways to help Japan that my interest you. If you visit PaperTigers blog, you can find out a couple of very creative sites that are raising money for Japan via artwork, books donate by authors and author thoughtful initiatives.         Profiles in […]

Marching Womens History: Speak!!!!

March 14, 2011

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Speak so you can speak again: The life of Zora Neale Hurston by Lucy Ann Hurston and the Zora Neale Hurston Estate; 2004 Doubleday “That hour began my wanderings. Not so much in geography, but in time. Then not so much in time as in spirit.” This biography of Zora Neale Hurston was written by […]

Marching Womens History: Birthdays

March 12, 2011


Happy 12 March birthday to Virginia Hamilton and Naomi Shihab Nye I really needed a smile today. It’s beginning to feel like this world is falling apart and I just wanted a feel good kind of thought. So, I found some really nice things by these wonderful ladies. I hope they make you feel good, […]

Marching Womens History: Headwraps

March 12, 2011


In, 2000, Georgia Scott became fascinated with the fad in the US Black community of wearing headwraps. Her passions overtook her, she re-arranged her life and parted for a year-long voyage to discover why women in various parts of the globe cover their heads, who wears headwraps and what they have in common. She seemed […]

Marching Women’s History

March 8, 2011

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book feature: The Good Women of China author: Xinran Pantheon Books, 2002   One of the first things Deng Xiaoping did to open up China was to open up the airways. Rather than having radio shows that dictated the party line, journalists such as Xinran began exploring new territories, still within dictated parameters but offering […]