Writers League of Texas Discover Award Finalist Pirate s Alley PEN Faulkner, May Sarton Award, Chautauqua Prize a Redbook Magazine and Good Housekeeping Best Book of 2015 2016 Wordwrite Award for memoir Uncovered is the first memoir to tell of a gay woman leaving the Hasidic fold Told in understa
Some people had rights, while others had none.Why shouldn t they have them, too Two friends, Susan B Anthony and Frederick Douglass, get together for tea and conversation They recount their similar stories fighting to win rights for women and African Americans The premise of this particular excha
Esther is a Ugandan teenager abducted by the Lord s Resistance Army and forced to witness and commit unspeakable atrocities, who is struggling to survive, to escape, and to find a way to live with what she has seen and done Jane is an American journalist who has traveled to Africa, hoping to give a
On June 29, 2009, Air National Guard Major Mary Jennings MJ Hegar was shot down while on a Medevac mission on her third tour in Afghanistan Despite being wounded, she fought the enemy and saved the lives of her crew and their patients But soon she would face a new battle to give women who serve
From United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand comes an inspiring picture book about ten suffragists who fought for women s right to vote Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was inspired by her own great grandmother, grandmother, and mother to be bold and brave to stand up and fight for what she believes in
On 6 February 1918, after campaigning for over 50 years, British women were finally granted the vote In November 1919, Lady Nancy Astor, took her seat in the House of Commons History was made A hundred years on, it is time to reflect on the daring and painful struggle women undertook to break int
Bloomsbury has acquired world rights to Jessica Rinker s debut picture book What Gloria Heard, a biography of Gloria Steinem, to be illustrated by Daria Peoples Publication is scheduled for winter 2019, in time for Women s History Month and Steinem s 85th birthday.
The author of Mesmerized delivers another fascinating glimpse into history, this time the story of two brave suffragists on a trek across America to spread the word Votes for Women In April 1916, Nell Richardson and Alice Burke set out from New York City in a little yellow car, embarking on a bumpy
In 1966, the world believed it was impossible for a woman to run the Boston Marathon Bobbi Gibb was determined to prove them wrong She said she would do it, she wasn t a liar she d show them by running like the wind in the fire.
Celebrate the 2017 Women s March with this charming and empowering picture book about a pink hat and the budding feminist who finds it Here is a clever story that follows the journey of a pink hat that is swiped out of a knitting basket by a pesky kitten, blown into a tree by a strong wind, and use
Unafraid to take to the floor and speak her mind, lawyer, activist, and presidential candidate Belva Lockwood devoted her life to overcoming obstacles and demanding equality for women Activist Belva Lockwood never stopped asking herself the question Are women not worth the same as men She had big
A Woman in the House (and Senate): How Women Came to the United States Congress, Broke Down Barriers, and Changed the Country
For the first 128 years of our country s history, not a single woman served in the Senate or House of Representatives All of that changed, however, in November 1916, when Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to Congress even before the Nineteenth Amendment gave women across th
Cast your vote for Alice Paul The story of a tireless suffragette and the president she convinced to change everything When Alice Paul was a child, she saw her father go off to vote while her mother had to stay home But why should that be So Alice studied the Constitution and knew that the law
She couldn t go to college.She couldn t become a politician.She couldn t even vote.But Elizabeth Cady Stanton didn t let that stop her.She called on women across the nation to stand together and demand to be treated as equal to men and that included the right to vote It took nearly seventy five yea
Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world and it is now the newest Oprah s Book Club 2.0 selection Hetty Handful Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth