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Equal Means Equal by Jessica Neuwirth

Equality Now

The struggle for equal rights

The struggle of American women to achieve equality with men has been long and hard. These important titles document the history of this noble cause.  Divided We Stand by Marjorie Spruill

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"Cite Black Women"

Celebrate Women's History Month

Dr. Christen Smith, former D.C. resident and associate professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, designed T-shirts emblazoned with “Cite Black Women.” The message reminds others to value and accredit the ideas, words and work of black women. Dr. Smith posted five resolutions that define the project:   Read black women’s work. 

The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan

Mothers Tell Your Daughters

Telling Life Stories in Novels

So many great novels that pass the Bechdel Test (two female characters discussing topics other than men) are about mothers and daughters. Mothers sharing their lives and long lost secrets with their daughters and surrogate daughters. The story describing the bond between two or more women from different generations has been told in many different ways. Whether those women are related by blood or by common experience, each of these novels comes from a different perspective.

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#QuirkyWomenOfColor

Sisters who are smart, silly and social-media savvy.

These women of color are taking the world (wide web) by storm and unapologetically telling their stories.  The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae

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Historical Mysteries with Female Protagonists

Fiction Picks for Women's History Month

Celebrate Women's History Month with a few historical mysteries featuring smart, independent women making their way in a man's world.  And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

True Comics Starring Women

In Celebration of Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month, and to celebrate, I thought I'd make a list of some of my favorite graphic novels featuring women. These all happen to be biographies.  Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Divided We Stand by Marjorie Spruill

"Divided We Stand" by Marjorie Spruill

Southwest Library Book Discussion, 1 p.m., Sat., March 31

You are cordially invited to attend the next Southwest Library book discussion on Saturday, March 31 at 1 p.m. The March title, Divided We Stand, deals with the history of the equal rights amendment. Copies are available at the Information Desk.

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Author Talk: Rebecca Bogg Roberts

On March 3, 1913, a large procession of women marched down Pennsylvania Avenue with Capitol Hill as the backdrop. The Great Suffrage Parade was planned by Alice Paul, a prominent suffragist of the day. The parade was covered in the newspapers and many turned out to watch. Although events didn't go as planned that day, the Great Suffrage Parade was the first civil rights march to occur in the nation's capital.

The Wolves

Join the Pack

Susan DeLappe's The Wolves - A Reading List

As part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival, D.C.'s own Studio Theater is presenting The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe. With an ear for the bravado and empathy of the teenage years, The Wolves explores the violence and teamwork of sports and adolescence, following a pack of 16-year-old girls who turn into warriors on the field.

We should all be feminists

You Go, Girl!

Books to inspire girls and women to reach their full potential

Feeling dissatisfied with the obstacles that prevent women from reaching their full potential? Looking for a way to make a difference and inspire your child and the world around you to appreciate the contributions women make in society? Use these splendid resources as a tool to build confidence and gain a deeper understanding of women in the world. For Young Readers (Pre-K to 3rd Grade)

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