Summary: Reveals the little-known story of Elizabeth Jennings, a young African American woman whose refusal to leave a segregated Manhattan streetcar in 1854 led to a court case that marked a victory in the fight to desegregate New York's public transportation.
Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 JEN
Summary: "In this sequel to Hearth's debut novel, MISS DREAMSVILLE AND THE COLLIER COUNTY WOMEN'S LITERARY SOCIETY, the characters reunite one year later (late summer 1964) to fight a large development along the tidal river where book club member Robbie-Lee grew up and where his mother, Dolores Simpson, a former stripper turned alligator hunter, still lives in a fishing shack. The developer is Darryl...
Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Paperback 2015
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HEA
Summary: Warm, feisty, and intelligent, the Delany sisters speak their mind in a book that is at once a vital historical record and a moving portrait of two remarkable women who continued to love, laugh and embrace life after over 100 years of living side by side. Their sharp memories show readers the post-reconstruction south and Booker T. Washington; Harlem's Golden age and Langston Hughes, W.E.B....
Publisher / Publication Date: Kodansha International 1993
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 DEL
Summary: When Nancy Pelosi became the first woman Speaker of the House, she made history. She gavelled the House to order that day on behalf of all of America's children and said, "We have made history, now let us make progress." Now she continues to inspire women everywhere in this thought-provoking collection of wise words--her own and those of the important people who played pivotal roles in her...
Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2008