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Celebrating Women’s History Month

“When, however, one reads of a witch being ducked, of a woman possessed by devils, of a wise woman selling herbs, or even of a very remarkable man who had a mother, then I think we are on the track of a lost novelist, a suppressed poet, of some mute and inglorious Jane Austen, some Emily Bronte who dashed her brains out on the moor or mopped and mowed about the highways crazed with the torture that her gift had put her to. Indeed, I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.”
(Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own)

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. (womenshistorymonth.gov)

“Monday, January 28, was a remarkable day for the children’s literature community. Yes, the ALA Youth Media Award Winners were announced, bringing surprise and joy to many. But it was remarkable for another reason: all the Newbery Medal and Honor winners were women. All the Printz Medal and Honor winners were women. Except for one Honor recipient, all the Caldecott winners were women. The Pura Belpré Medal? Women. Coretta Scott King Medal? Women!” (Grace Lin for ShelfAwareness)

NEW

Michelle Obama Becoming
Tara Westover Educated
Mary Pipher Women Rowing North
Barbara Kingsolver Unsheltered
Melinda Gates The Moment of Lift (April 2019)

LOCAL INTEREST

Elizabeth Bishop Words in Air : the complete correspondence
between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell
Mary McCarthy Between Friends: the correspondence of
Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy, 1949-1975
Deborah Corey Settling Twice, lessons from then and now
Louise Wheeler Bartlett Tenant at Will
Elizabeth Hardwick Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick

IN THE COLLECTION

Jhumpa Lahiri In Other Words
Jane Austen Sense and Sensibility
Virginia Woolf A Room of One’s Own
Alice Walker Color Purple
Judy Blume Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret
Margaret Atwood The Handmaid’s Tale
Ursula K. LeGuin Wizard of Earthsea
Sylvia Plath The Bell Jar