Sunday, March 30, 2008

Women-Friendly Books

The Arlington (Virginia) Chapter of the National Organization for Women created a book list to celebrate Women's History Month 2008, and partnered with Arlington Central Library to display the books and ask library customers for additional suggestions.

The books chosen by members of the Arlington NOW Chapter, "do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National NOW or Virginia NOW." For more information, the brochure invites you to contact Julie Noble, VP Action of Virginia NOW at

Women-Friendly Books - The Arlington NOW List:
Cane River by Lalita Tademy
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Nora Zeale Hurston
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Red Azalea by Anchee Min
Feminist Fairy Tales by Barbara G. Walker
Possession: A Romance by A. S. Byatt
The Woman Warrior; China Men by Maxine Hong Kingston
Fat! So? Because You Don't Have to Apologize for Your Size! by Marilyn Wann
Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton
The Triumph of Discovery: Women Who Won the Nobel Prize by Joan Dash
Women Artists: Works from the National Museum of Women in the Arts by Nancy Heller
With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Woman's Right to Vote by Ann Bausum
Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black by Bell Hooks
No Small Courage: A History of Women in the United States edited by Nancy F. Cott
Baghdad Burning II: More Girl Blog From Iraq by Riverbend
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight by Margaret Cho
The Complete Poems of Emily Jane Bronte by Emily Bronte
The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde by Audre Lorde
The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni by Nikki Giovanni
Phenomenal Women: Four Poems Celebrating Women by Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou: Poetry for Young People edited by Edwin Graves Wilson
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Please add to this list. I'll then share it with Ms. Noble.

1 comment:

  1. A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly. Excellent for young adults, too. Should an intelligent young women take her teacher's advice and follow her dreams of advanced education or do what her family culture expects of her.