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Summary: "An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature. Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives--but not everyone regularly sees...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2018

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 1995

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Showalter, Elaine.

Summary: In a narrative of immense scope and fascination--spanning nearly 400 years and brimming with Showalter's characteristic wit and incisive opinions--readers are introduced to more than 250 female writers, both famous and little known.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2009

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 1997

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Summary: "A landmark collection documenting the social, political, and artistic lives of African American women throughout the tumultuous nineteenth century. The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers is the most comprehensive anthology of itskind: an extraordinary range of voices offering the expressions of African American women in print before, during, and after the Civil War....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2017

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 810.8 HAR

Denise, Anika

Summary: "From the author of MONSTER TRUCK and STARRING CARMEN comes a gorgeous and lyrical story about Pura Belpré, a Puerto Rican librarian who changed the world"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BEL

Summary: Masterpieces of Women's Literature features critical summaries and descriptions of the greatest works of literature by women authors. All the important facts and dates of authorship, along with analyses of characters, settings, themes, and plots, are included for works in every genre, including autobiographies, novels, poetry, plays, essays, and short stories. Containing works by women of all...

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 809.8928 MAS

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of Utah Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 810.8 SWE

Dean, Michelle

Summary: Dorothy Parker, Rebecca West, Hannah Arendt, Mary McCarthy, Susan Sontag, Pauline Kael, Joan Didion, Nora Ephron, Renata Adler, and Janet Malcolm—these brilliant women are the central figures of Sharp. Their lives intertwine as they cut through the cultural and intellectual history of America in the twentieth century, arguing as fervently with each other as they did with the sexist attitudes of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 DEA

Allen, Paula Gunn.

Summary: This pioneering work, first published in 1986, documents the continuing vitality of the American Indian tradition and of women's leadership within that tradition. In her new preface to this edition, Allen reflects on the remarkable resurgence of American Indian pride and culture in recent times.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 1992

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970.1 ALL

Summary: An anthology of poetry and fiction by American women canvasses three hundred fifty years of writing to include the works of Puritan-era through contemporary authors.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 2011

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Summary: Stories, poems, and personal essays by more than 40 contemporary writers speak directly to the conflicting, often painful, and sometimes liberating emotions of childless women.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Feminist Press at the City University of New York 2000

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pocket Books 1999

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Summary: A collection of women's writing on nature---poems, essays, stories and journal entries.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1991

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 810.8 SIS

Giovanni, Nikki.

Summary: Collection of 80 new poems and prose pieces including some about slavery, Rosa Parks, Hurricane Katrina, Emmett Till, Nina Simone, Dorothy Height, Mari Evans, Gwendolyn Brooks, June Jordan, Richard Fewell, the Ishley Brothers, Jackie Robinson, librarians, and libraries.

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Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2007

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperPerennial 1994

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1992

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920.72 WRI

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.54 SIS

Miller, Jane

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 1986

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 823.09 MIL

Grimes, Nikki

Summary: "Growing up with a mother suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and a mostly absent father, Nikki Grimes found herself terrorized by babysitters, shunted from foster family to foster family, and preyed upon by those she trusted. At the age of six, she poured her pain onto a piece of paper late one night - and discovered the magic and impact of writing. For many years, Nikki's notebooks were her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: WordSong, an imprint of Highlights 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 GRI

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 Grimes 2019

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

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Publisher / Publication Date: Michigan State University Press 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 810.9 Fresh

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 810.9977 FRE

Farrell, Mary Cronk

Summary: Shares the story of the African American women who enlisted in the newly formed Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in World War II, centering the story around Charity Adams, the woman who commanded the only black WAAC battalion sent overseas.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 FAR

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