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Durrani, Pashtana

Summary: "Inspired by generations of her family's unwavering belief in the power of education, Pashtana Durrani recognized her calling early in life: to educate Afghanistan's girls and young women, raised in a society where learning is forbidden. In a country devastated by war and violence, heeding that call seemed both impossible and dangerous. Pashtana founded the nonprofit LEARN and developed a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Citadel Press, Kensington Publishing Corporation 2024

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LoMenzo, Angela

Summary: "Writer, makeup artist, and creative director Angela LoMenzo combines stunning photography and powerful real stories to shine a light on the wild and wondrous journeys of twenty-five extraordinary and deeply creative women." -- Back cover.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mango Publishing 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.0925 LOM

Richardson, Edmund

Summary: "Impeccably researched, and written like a thriller, Edmund Richardson's The King's Shadow is the extraordinary untold and wild journey of Charles Masson -- think Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid meets Indiana Jones -- and his search for the Lost City of Alexandria in the 'Wild East' during the age of empires, kings, and spies. For centuries the city of Alexandria Beneath the Mountains was a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MASSON, CHARLES RIC

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Summary: "On September 13, 2022, a young Iranian student, Mahsa Amini, was arrested by the morality police in Tehran. Her only crime was that she wasn't properly wearing the headscarf required for women by the Islamic Republic. At the police station, she was beaten so badly she had to be taken to the hospital, where she fell into a deep coma. She died three days later. A wave of protests soon spread...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2024

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Ditum, Sarah

Summary: A scathing reexamination of the lives of nine female celebrities in the 2000s, and the sexist, exploitative culture that took them down. Welcome to celebrity culture in the early aughts: the reign of Perez Hilton, celebrity sex tapes, and dueling tabloids fed by paparazzi who were willing to do anything to get the shot. It was a time when the Internet was still the Wild West, and when...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Press 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 302.23 DIT

Adams, Khristi Lauren

Summary: "Young Black leaders have always been at the forefront of the fight for justice, freedom, and equity. And Black girls today are stepping up and leading in bold, creative ways. In a world overrun by power and greed, now is the time to look to Black girls for lessons in resilience, leadership, tenacity, spirit, and empathy. From Khristi Lauren Adams, author of the celebrated Parable of the Brown...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beaming Books, an imprint of 1517 Media 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 ADA

Censer, Jane Turner

Summary: "Tells the life of Amelie Rives, a talented, privileged young woman who was one of the most famous women in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century. This account of Rives's substantial literary career and her personal saga provides insights into the limits imposed on and actions taken by ambitious, elite young women in the late nineteenth-century South. Censer contextualizes...

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of Virginia Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RIVES, AMELIE CEN

Summary: Trail of tears : Cherokee legacy: Documents the forced removal in 1838 of the Cherokee Nation from the southeastern United States to Oklahoma. Shows the suffering endured by the Cherokees as they lost their land and the difficult conditions they endured on the trail. Describes how thousands of Cherokees died during the Trail of Tears, nearly a quarter of the nation, including most of their...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mill Creek Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TRA

Garcia, J. Malcolm

Summary: "Collection of literary reportage from Afghanistan: stories that go unreported, the lives of people not usually considered newsworthy or important, people who struggle just to survive"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.104 GAR

Bosah, Chukwuemeka

Summary: In this collection of art, artists' statements, and essays by and about 75 Nigerian women artists, Bosah reveals a rich diversity in the media, techniques, iconography, and ideas of established and emerging visual artists. Whether reputable installation sculptors, painters, digital photographers, textile designers, or performing artists in Nigeria and the global Nigerian diaspora, or emerging...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ben Bosah Books 2017

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 709.669 BOS

Veit, Quentin F.

Summary: "Part memoir, part how-to manual, The Bumpy Road paints a vivid picture of life on the farm during the Great Depression. The author, recounting stories from his boyhood, brings to life the everyday trials and tribulations of his family and neighbors as they struggle to survive under daunting economic conditions. The hard work they put in was a given (to them), and their solutions to everyday...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Willow Bend Press 2020

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B VEIT VEI

Robbins, Trina

Summary: The world of comic strips always reflected the fashion of the time-- from R.F. Outcault's nightie-clad 'Yellow Kid' to Grace Drayton's 'Campbell Kids'. By the 1920s all the little roly-poly girls depicted in those early strips had grown up, bobbed their curls, and become flappers. Women got the vote in 1920, and suddenly they were equal to the boys-- at least in the voting booth. They smoked...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Fantagraphic Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 ROB

Oneill, Therese

Summary: Slut. Shrew. Sinful. Scold. The 19th- and early 20th-century American women profiled in this collection were called all these names and worse when they were alive. And that's just fine. These glorious dames earned those monikers, and one hundred years later they can wear them proudly! They refused to conform to societal standards. They bucked everyday niceties and blazed their own trails. They...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Element 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42 ONE

Ryan, Hugh

Summary: "The Women's House of Detention, a landmark that ushered in the modern era of women's imprisonment, is now largely forgotten. But when it stood in New York City's Greenwich Village, from 1929 to 1974, it was a nexus for the tens of thousands of women, transgender men, and gender-nonconforming people who inhabited its crowded cells. Some of these inmates--Angela Davis, Andrea Dworkin, Afeni...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bold Type Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 365.43 RYA

Burke, Jill

Summary: "Plunge into the intimate history of cosmetics, and discover how, for centuries, women have turned to make-up as a rich source of creativity, community and resistance. The Renaissance was an era obsessed with appearances. And beauty culture from the time has left traces that give us a window into an overlooked realm of history - revealing everything from 16th-century women's body anxieties to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2024

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Kleypas, Lisa

Summary: Four young ladies enter London society with one common goal: they must use their feminine wit and wiles to find a husband. So a daring husband-hunting scheme is born. Annabelle Peyton, determined to save her family from disaster, decides to use her beauty and wit to tempt a suitable nobleman into making an offer of marriage...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2021

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Vaughn, Sarah

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Summary: For fans of Bridgerton comes a Regency-era romance graphic novel about the unexpected passion that blooms from a marriage of convenience. The whole town is whispering about how Catherine Benson lost her virtue, though they can never agree on the details. Was it in the public garden? Or a moving carriage? Only a truly desperate man would want her now -- and that's exactly what Andrew Davener is....

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Publisher / Publication Date: First Second, an imprint of Roaring Books Press 2023

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Targoff, Ramie

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Summary: "A remarkable work about women writers in the Renaissance explodes our notion of the Shakespearean period and brings us in close to four women who were committed to their craft before there was any possibility of "a room of one's own." In a sparkling and engaging narrative of everyday life in Shakespearean England, Ramie Targoff carries us from the sumptuous coronation of Queen Elizabeth in the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2024

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Rose, M. J.

Summary: "New York, 1910: A city of extravagant balls in Fifth Avenue mansions and poor immigrants crammed into crumbling Lower East Side tenements. A city where the suffrage movement is growing stronger every day, but most women reporters are still delegated to the fashion and lifestyle pages. But Vera Garland is set on making her mark in a man's world of serious journalism. Shortly after the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2020

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC ROS

Mercieca, Jennifer R.

Summary: "Political communication expert Jennifer Mercieca shows how the Trump campaign expertly used the common rhetorical techniques of a demagogue, a word with two contradictory definitions--"a leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power" or "a leader championing the cause of the common people in ancient times" (Merriam-Webster, 2019). These...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Texas A&M University Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.933 MER

Faruqi, Reem

Summary: "From the author of Lailah's Lunchbox and Unsettled comes a powerful picture book biography about Maryam Faruqi, the founder of the Happy Home Schools, which provided education to thousands of girls across Pakistan at a time when girls weren't encouraged to go to school. Milloo lives in a time when school is considered unnecessary for girls. But to Milloo, education is essential. When Milloo...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: J 921 FAR

Feinberg, Leslie

Summary: Jess Goldberg decides to come out as a butch in the bars and factories of the prefeminist '60s and then to pass as a man in order to survive when she is left without work or a community in the early '70s.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Firebrand Books 1993

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FEI

Grim, Ryan

Summary: "A riveting insider account of the progressive movement in Congress centering Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Jamaal Bowman, Cori Bush, Ayanna Pressley, and Ilhan Omar-their rise, their efforts to set an ambitious agenda for the country, and their struggle to find their footing within the Democratic party"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.973 GRI

Turner, Myra Faye

Summary: "In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that schools had to allow Black students to attend previously all-white schools. On September 4, 1957, nine Black students were set to attend Little Rock Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas. But when they arrived, an angry mob of white people spat at them and hurled racist insults. They were also prevented from entering the school by the National Guard....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 379.2 TUR

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