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A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: A History of American Women Told Through Food, Recipes, and Remembrances
A stunningly illustrated book, featuring more than 50 recipes and 130 images, celebrating the power of food throughout American history and women's lives.


America's Women: Four Hundred Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates and Heroines
By Gail Collins: America's Women tells the story of more than four centuries of history. It features a stunning array of personalities, from the women peering worriedly over the side of the Mayflower to feminists having a grand old time protesting beauty pageants and bridal fairs. Courageous, silly, funny, and heartbreaking, these women shaped the nation and our vision of what it means to be female in America.


The American Women's Almanac: An Inspiring and Irreverent Women's History
An Inspiring and Irreverent Women's History by Louise Bernikow (Berkley Publishing Group, March 1997)


Blown Away: American Women and Guns
by Caitlin Kelly offers the first national, neutral, nuanced examination of the intersection of American women and firearms: recreational, political, economic, professional, cultural, social and criminal. Critics praise it for its diversity, fairness and in-depth examination of a complex, divisive issue.


Devices and Desires: A History of Contraceptives in America

A down-and-out sausage-casing worker by day who turned surplus animal intestines into a million-dollar condom enterprise at night; inventors who fashioned cervical caps out of watch springs, and a mother of six who kissed photographs of the inventor of the Pill -- these are just a few of the fascinating individuals who make up the history of contraceptives in America.


Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures
is an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, transhistorical encyclopedia, focusing on women and Islamic cultures. As a free publication, this searchable online database will connect scholars, students, planners, and activists with each other and with NGO s, governmental agencies, and potential employers seeking researchers whose work specifically covers issues on women and gender related to Islamic cultures.


In Eye of My Heart
twenty-seven smart, gutsy writers explode myths and stereotypes and tell the whole crazy, complicated truth about being a grandmother in today's world.


The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women
Since the 1960s, women's health icon Barbara Seaman has been one of the lone voices in journalism to question whether doctors have sufficient justification to be writing so many estrogen prescriptions, or whether it is the pharmaceutical industry that is driving the research, marketing, and use of hormone replacement therapy. In 2002, several important women's health studies revealed that estrogen may cause more problems in patients than it is correcting or preventing, and that in fact it has a dismal record in terms of prevention.


Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. When the Bush Administration decided to withhold $34 million from a U.N. agency focused on reproductive health, Jane Roberts and Lois Abraham took matters into their own hands.
Two Moved Mountains of Money for Global Health


How To Avoid The Mommy Trap

Typically, when a woman gets pregnant, she considers whether to give up or cut back on her career. Now families have other alternatives. Fathers can stay home, work flexibly, go part-time, or help out so stay-at-home-mothers enjoy personal fulfillment too. Prepared women can choose the lives they want by following the common sense prescriptions in How to Avoid the Mommy Trap.


Women Who Write Plays: Interviews with American Dramatists
I Can Write a Play and See an Idea Flicker By
by Alexis Greene.


Killed Cartoons: Casualties from the War on Free Expression
Think you live in a society with a free press? These celebrated cartoonists and illustrators found out otherwise. Whether blasting Bush for his "Bring 'em on!" speech, spanking pedophile priests, questioning capital punishment, debating the disputed 2000 election, or just mocking baseball mascots, they learned that newspapers and magazines increasingly play it safe by suppressing satire.


The Woman's Advantage: 20 Women Entrepreneurs Show You What It Takes to Grow Your Business
Author and leading womens business expert Mary Cantando shows you how to harness often-overlooked resources certification, referrals, and mentorshipand achieve lasting rewards by learning the lessons of top women entrepreneurs.


Just Ask a Woman: Cracking the Code of What Women Want and How They Buy
"Just when you think you know it all, Mary Lou Quinlan helps you with your thinking in a new and wonderful way. If you want to capture a larger piece of your market, read this book."


MANIFESTA: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future
0The first book that positions what a new generation of feminism Third Wave feminism is all about. By Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards; Published October 2000 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux


Math Doesn't Suck
"This groundbreaking book is just what this country needs: a fun and accessible resource to help spark undiscovered math abilities in girls, and to inspire the next generation of female scientists, mathematicians, and astronauts." Dr. Sally Ride, first American woman in space


Missing Sarah: a Vancouver Woman Remembers Her Vanished Sister
Maggie de Vries's story of her search for her sister who disappeared from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. In 1978, women--most of them sex workers and drug addicts--began to vanish and their collective fate was all but ignored by the authorities. These women had families. They were loved, they had friends. Sarah was Maggie de Vries's sister and, from the moment Sarah disappeared, Maggie never stopped looking for her.


Murder in the Name of Honor: The True Story of One Woman's Heroic Fight Against an Unbelievable Crime
A hard-hitting and controversial examination of honor crimes. Common in many traditional societies around the world, as well as in migrant communities in Europe and the USA, they involve a 'punishment' — often death or disfigurement — carried out by a relative to restore the family's honor.
Murder in the Name of Honor: The True Story of One Woman's Heroic Fight Against an Unbelievable Crime


Myths of Gender: Biological Theories About Men And Women
Professor Fausto-Sterling examines numerous scientific claims about biologically-based sex differences between men and women.


"No Place Left to Bury the Dead: Denial, Despair and Hope in the African AIDS Pandemic."
Released by Atria Books in the United States on Nov. 20, the book shows how the AIDS epidemic has disproportionately affected women in the southern African countries of Lesotho, South Africa and Botswana. Itano shares the stories of three women and their communities over a period of more than a year and reveals different aspects of this plague.


"Not Part of My Sentence: Violations of the Human Rights of Women in Custody"
Amnesty USA--This report describes violations of the internationally guaranteed human rights of women incarcerated in the United States.

Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The Frightening New Normalcy of Hating Your Body
is a wake-up call to women of all ages and races to recognize the epidemic of eating disorders and what it's doing to them, their daughters, friends, and relatives.


Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World Is Still the Least Valued
The Price of Motherhood, a widely acclaimed bestseller, argues that although women have been liberated, mothers have not. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, and the latest research in economics, family law, sociology, history, and child development, this provocative book shows how mothers are uniquely disadvantaged economically. Unlike most other nations, the United States systematically refuses to value or support unpaid caring labor. As a result, mothers, children, and society as a whole pay an enormous price. Crittenden makes a forceful argument that the anachronistic, dependent status of mothers and other caregivers is the finished business of the woman's movement. By Ann Crittenden Metropolitan Books; (February 2001)


The Margaret Sanger Papers
A historical editing project sponsored by the Department of History at New York University.

Our Bodies Ourselves for the New Century

Now in its fifth edition, the book has empowered millions of women to take charge of their health and their sexuality.


Puppet Child
A stunning family legal drama about a brave mother who defies the court to save her daughter from its "justice." By Talia Carner Mecox Hudson with PageFree Publishing, 2002


Quiet Strength: The Faith, the Hope, and the Heart of a Woman Who Changed a Nation
She tells her story quite simply as she recalls events in her life, the importance of religion, and her inborn belief in freedom. Now living in Detroit, Michigan, for many years, she has continued to work for the cause of civil rights. By Rosa Parks with her attorney, Gregory J. Reed; Zondervan; (January 1995)


Reader Girlz
Reading a book isn't the same thing as experiencing a book. You know what we mean. There's a reason why we readergirlz are known to shove books at our best friends: books that have rocked our world, books that have revealed our souls, books that are gifts of the heart. We want you to read, reflect, and reach out.

Send Yourself Roses
Kathleen Turner's best selling memoir by Kathleen Turner and Gloria Feldt


Shifting - The Double Lives of Black Women in America: Based on the African American Women Voices Project.
Through the centuries, to cope with racial and gender discrimination, African American women have at times altered their speech, appearance, and behavior. They have shifted emotionally as they struggled to feel good about themselves in a hostile world. And often, in myriad ways, they have fought back.


Same Difference: How Gender Myths Are Hurting Our Relationships, Our Children, and Our Jobs
A landmark demonstration of how groundless beliefs about "natural" differences between the sexes have harmed both women and men-with a hopeful vision based on up-to-the-minute research.


Taking Their Place: a Documentary History of Women and Journalism
is an innovative, highly regarded history of U.S. women in journalism to the present time--told, in part, in their own words.


TELLING: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery
Patricia Weaver Francisco tells of her fifteen-year journey to recognize and overcome the effects of a violent rape. In so doing, Francisco explores key aspects of a woman's life in the aftermath of rape -- passion, marriage, solitude, childbirth, motherhood.


"The War on Choice: The Right-Wing Attack on Women's Rights and How to Fight Back"
. . .turns personal journeys into political action and affirms the fundamental human right to control our bodies, our destinies, and our dreams.


War Torn: Stories of War from the Women Reporters Who Covered Vietnam
The women who made journalism history speak candidly about their professional and deeply personal experiences as young reporters and the defining moments that changed their lives forever.


When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present Gail Collins recounts the sea change women have experienced since 1960. A comprehensive mix of oral history and Collins's keen research, this is the definitive book about five crucial decades of progress, told with the down-to-earth, amusing, and agenda-free tone this beloved New York Times columnist is known for.


Women at Ground Zero
A powerful collection of first-person stories told by 30 female firefighters, police officers, paramedics, EMTs, and others who responded to the World Trade Center tragedy on September 11, 2001. In response to the media s portrayal of rescue workers as firemen, policemen, brothers, and our brave guys, Northern California authors Susan Hagen and Mary Carouba pooled their credit cards and set out for Manhattan shortly after the World Trade Center attack to find and interview women rescue workers and tell their stories.


Women of Discovery; A Celebration of Intrepid Women Who Explored the World
Polk chronicles the stories of 84 women in her book. Though many of their names and stories may be unfamiliar, she writes that "the story of women explorers is as old as time, as old as myth, and as real as memory." By Milbry Polk and Mary Tiegreen, Clarkson Potter, Publishers, 2001


Women for Afghan Women: Shattering Myths And Claiming The Future
This groundbreaking collection traces the history of women's rights and roles in Afghanistan over the past 30 years; it examines the current human rights crisis, and suggests realistic solutions for post-war Afghanistan.