Legends 2

Women who Have Changed the World Through the Eyes of Great Women Writers

Author: John Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781577314394

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 127

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Celebrating fifty of the most influential women living today, the editors compile full-page duotones of such women as Joan Didion, Terry Gross, and Zelda Fitzgerald accompanied by an essay or article on the featured woman.

Virginia Woolf Icon

Author: Brenda R. Silver

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226757469

Category: Fiction

Page: 353

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The proliferation of Virginia Woolfs in both high and popular culture, she argues, has transformed the writer into a "star" whose image and authority are persistently claimed or challenged in debates about art, politics, gender, the canon, class, feminism, and fashion."--BOOK JACKET.

Girls Like Us

Reclaiming Our Adolescence Through Poem, Stories, & Words of Wisdom

Author: Gina Misiroglu

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577310845

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

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We all have moments from childhood that have molded our perceptions of ourselves and our lives. In Girls Like Us forty accomplished and influential women share these tender and uplifting moments from their own childhoods and teenage years. Isabel Allende tells of her parents' priceless gift in encouraging her to express her creativity; Faye Wattleton describes how a checkered and difficult childhood shaped her into the determined leader she is today; novelist Amy Tan explores the life of a young girl and her relationship to her mother in The Joy Luck Club. The book includes photographs of some of the contributors at the age they appear in their stories, as well as brief biographies of each. Girls Like Us celebrates the poignant coming-of-age moments experienced by prominent women of this century. This book is a great anthology for everyone wishing to cultivate and remember what it is to be young again.

Displays!

Dynamic Design Ideas for Your Library Step by Step

Author: Susan P. Phillips

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786487070

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

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Just about any librarian needs new ideas for dynamic, topical library displays. This new second volume offers ideas on a wide range of subjects including women of note, news-worthy events, Mother Nature, great moments in time, prominent figures in history, global cultures and more. Each display topic includes a comprehensive background discussion along with detailed assembly instructions, an explanation of the genesis of the idea and suggestions on ways to adapt these designs to fit into larger spaces. The author includes everyday items, prized collectibles and authentic antiques in each of the 45 displays featured.

Harriet Tubman

Myth, Memory, and History

Author: Milton C. Sernett

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822390272

Category: History

Page: 424

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Harriet Tubman is one of America’s most beloved historical figures, revered alongside luminaries including Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Harriet Tubman: Myth, Memory, and History tells the fascinating story of Tubman’s life as an American icon. The distinguished historian Milton C. Sernett compares the larger-than-life symbolic Tubman with the actual “historical” Tubman. He does so not to diminish Tubman’s achievements but rather to explore the interplay of history and myth in our national consciousness. Analyzing how the Tubman icon has changed over time, Sernett shows that the various constructions of the “Black Moses” reveal as much about their creators as they do about Tubman herself. Three biographies of Harriet Tubman were published within months of each other in 2003–04; they were the first book-length studies of the “Queen of the Underground Railroad” to appear in almost sixty years. Sernett examines the accuracy and reception of these three books as well as two earlier biographies first published in 1869 and 1943. He finds that the three recent studies come closer to capturing the “real” Tubman than did the earlier two. Arguing that the mythical Tubman is most clearly enshrined in stories told to and written for children, Sernett scrutinizes visual and textual representations of “Aunt Harriet” in children’s literature. He looks at how Tubman has been portrayed in film, painting, music, and theater; in her Maryland birthplace; in Auburn, New York, where she lived out her final years; and in the naming of schools, streets, and other public venues. He also investigates how the legendary Tubman was embraced and represented by different groups during her lifetime and at her death in 1913. Ultimately, Sernett contends that Harriet Tubman may be America’s most malleable and resilient icon.

American Radical and Reform Writers

Author: Steven Rosendale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787668402

Category: American literature

Page: 502

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Presents career biographies and criticism of American reformers and radicals of the 19th and 20th centuries. Includes a section on major organizations and periodicals of the movements.

Books in Print

Author: R.R. Bowker Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.