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Hopkinson, Deborah

Summary: Chronicles the women's rights movement in the United States, from the beginning of the movement in the nineteenth century and the fight for equal rights in the 1960s to such present-day events as the Women's March in 2017.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.4 HOP

Summary: Actress/advocates and New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof meet individuals who are doing work to empower women and girls everywhere. These are stories of challenge, transformation and hope.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docuramafilms 2012

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

Wollstonecraft, Mary

Summary: First published in 1792, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman created a scandal in its day, largely, perhaps, because of the unconventional lifestyle of its creator. Today, it is considered the first great manifesto of women’s rights, arguing passionately for the education of women: "Tyrants and sensualists are in the right when they endeavor to keep women in the dark, because the former want...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dover Publications 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 WOL

Okamoto, Nadya

Summary: "This is a book about gender equality in the United States and how to engage in activism to get there"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2018

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Stern, Scott W.

Summary: In 1918, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, Nina McCall was told to report to the local health officer to be examined for sexually transmitted infections. Confused and humiliated, Nina did as she was told, and the health officer performed a hasty (and invasive) examination and quickly diagnosed her with gonorrhea. Insisting she could not possibly have an STI, Nina was coerced into...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.74 STE

Pollack, Pam

Summary: Profiles the life and accomplishments of the schoolteacher who became the most famous leader of the women's rights movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula (Closed until September 7th)

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET ANTHONY

Summary: It is set in Switzerland in 1971 where, despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade, women, were still denied the right to vote. When unassuming and dutiful housewife Nora is forbidden by her husband to take a part-time job, her frustration leads to her becoming the poster child of her town's suffragette movement. Her newfound celebrity brings humiliation, threats, and the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2018

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF DIV

Robbins, Dean

Summary: This story imagines what it was like when Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass got together for a cup of tea and discussed their struggle for civil rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE ROB

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE ROB

Carter, Jimmy

Summary: "The world's discrimination and violence against women and girls is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: This is President Jimmy Carter's call to action. President Carter was encouraged to write this book by a wide coalition of leaders of all faiths. His urgent report covers a system of discrimination that extends to every nation. Women are deprived of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula (Closed until September 7th)

1 available in Adult, Call number: 323.3 CAR

Hirsi Ali, Ayaan

Summary: Muslims who explore sources of morality other than Islam are threatened with death, and Muslim women who escape the virgins' cage are branded whores. So asserts Hirsi Ali's meditation on Islam and the role of women, the rights of the individual, the roots of fanaticism, and Western policies toward Islamic countries and immigrant communities. This controversial book is a call to arms for the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 297.082 Hirsi Ali

Klein, Linda Kay

Summary: From a woman who has been there and back, the first inside look at the devastating effects evangelical Christianity's purity culture has had on a generation of young women--in a potent combination of journalism, cultural commentary, and memoir. In the 1990s, a "purity industry" emerged out of the white evangelical Christian culture. Purity rings, purity pledges, and purity balls came with a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 261.8 KLE

Summary: Documents the 72-year struggle for women's suffrage which culminated in the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. It illuminates the alliances, infighting, betrayals and defeats that paved the way for victory in the battle for women's right to vote. Historical footage is enhanced with vocal performances, and interviews with historians provide the viewer with both current and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by PBS Home Video 2005

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ONE

Grimes, Nikki.

Summary: In this imaginative biographical story, Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony sit down over a cup of tea in 1904 to reminisce about their struggles and triumphs in the service of freedom and women's rights.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

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1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: CD J Fiction Grimes 2015

Kops, Deborah

Summary: Describes the life and accomplishments of the women's rights activist, from her youth to the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights 2017

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

Kristof, Nicholas D.

Summary: "With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet the extraordinary women struggling there, among them a Cambodian teenager sold into sex slavery and an Ethiopian woman who suffered devastating injuries in childbirth. Drawing on the breadth of their combined reporting experience, Kristof and WuDunn depict...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.83 Kristof 2009

Summary: Chronicles the birth of the modern women's liberation movement in the 1960s and early 1970s, covering the emergence of the National Organization (NOW), as well as more radical factions such as WITCH (Women's International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell!). Includes new and archival interviews with feminists of that era.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Zumas, Leni

Summary: In this ferociously imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, in vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surrounding motherhood, identity, and freedom.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC ZUM

McDonald, Megan.

Summary: In 1974, after Julie's parents divorce, she moves to a new San Francisco neighborhood where the school does not have a girls' basketball team, so she fights for the right to play on the boys' team.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: American Girl Pub. 2007

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC MCD

McDonald, Megan.

Summary: In 1974, after Julie's parents divorce, she moves to a new San Francisco neighborhood where the school does not have a girls' basketball team, so she fights for the right to play on the boys' team.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: American Girl Pub. 2007

Copies Available at Peninsula (Closed until September 7th)

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC McD

Paisley, Erinne

Summary: "This work of nonfiction in the PopActivism series for teens looks at the importance of talking about feminism and continuing to fight for equal rights."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orca Book Publishers 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 305.4 PAI

Barber, Terry

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grass Roots Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FAMOUS FIVE BAR

Summary: Nineteen graduates of the Class of '69 of the all women's Skidmore College discuss what it was like to live through the tumultuous era of the late '60s and how the experience defined and empowered them as women.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Lerner, Gerda

Summary: "A landmark work of women's history originally published in 1967, Gerda Lerner's best-selling biography of Sarah and Angelina Grimke explores the lives and ideas of the only southern women to become antislavery agents in the North and pioneers for women's rights. This revised and expanded edition includes two new primary documents and an additional essay by Lerner. In a revised introduction...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of North Carolina Press 2004

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Slaughter, Anne-Marie

Summary: "When Anne-Marie Slaughter accepted her dream job as the first female director of policy planning at the U.S. State Department in 2009, she was confident she could juggle the demands of her position in Washington, D.C., with the responsibilities of her family life in suburban New Jersey. Her husband and two young sons encouraged her to pursue the job; she had a tremendously supportive boss,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2015

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