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review 2018-03-12 00:00
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black Hist... Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History - Vashti Harrison I know I'm an adult and this is a kids book but that didn't matter to me.

This is an amazing book on 40 of the most amazing black women leaders in history. Covering everything from astronauts and jazz singers, to doctors and ballet dancers. The illustrations are beautiful and the information about each of the leaders is inspiring. This book is a great reference source for people of all ages, as it offers a rich history about the strong women who were leaders in their chosen fields many years ago and how their contributions helped with shaping this country.
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review 2017-11-23 20:21
DNF @ 16%
The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II - Svetlana Alexievich,Larissa Volokhonsky,Richard Pevear

This just wasn't what I was expecting. It's just a bunch of snippets of women telling their war stories without any kind of overarching narrative or background. Not a bad book in itself, but I'm not interested in reading 300 pages of this.

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review 2017-08-05 02:40
A woman's worth..
The Hidden Lives of Tudor Women: A Social History - Elizabeth Norton

Take a step into the lives of Tudor women. From Elizabeth of York to Elizabeth I, this book dives into the lives of not only the nobility, but some of the more notable names of the day. 

Most women were seen as quiet and "homemakers" some women in the Tudor ages made a name for themselves. Nuns, queens, and members of the working class, all of them had one thing in common.. they were women trying to survive in a male dominated world. They were not written into history of their own accord, but we can learn quite a bit about them from some of the surviving documents of the time, and through the lives of their husbands (of course). While some male figures, such as Henry VIII thrust many women into the spot light that might have had their names lost to time, there are others that made a splash into the spotlight owing to some very daring behavior. Anne Askew, Elizabeth Barton, Jane Dormer, and Cecily Burbage are just a few that are named in this commentary. 

This was an interesting read, and one that I enjoyed. While most of the names were familiar through other readings, there were a few that I had not heard much on before. This read is worth the time that it takes to get through it.

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text 2017-05-23 21:09
The Next Stack of Library Books
The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer
Heartthrobs: A History of Women and Desire - Carol Dyhouse
Jane Steele - Lyndsay Faye
New Boy (Hogarth Shakespeare) - Tracy Chevalier
Murder at the Vicarage - Agatha Christie
Player Piano - Kurt Vonnegut
The Palace - Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

After a four day weekend, it's back to the salt mines today.  But these beauties are waiting for me to come home to them!

 

Have a good week, everyone.

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review 2016-06-04 21:57
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Women in Modern India (The New Cambridge History of India) - Geraldine Forbes

A little dry, but very informative. I particularly like how she traces the history of some of the feminist and political groups.

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