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Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color

Interweaves intricate broadside art with archival photographs and ephemera. This book brings feminist history to life, profiling 27 unforgettable forebears of the modern women’s movement such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Gwendolyn Brooks, Rachel Carson, and more. Across eras and industries, passions and geographies, this collection of diverse, progressive, and perseverant women faced what looked like insurmountable odds—and yet, still, they persisted.

Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color

Chandler O'Leary
Adult Nonfiction - 305.42 Ole

Interweaves intricate broadside art with archival photographs and ephemera. This book brings feminist history to life, profiling 27 unforgettable forebears of the modern women’s movement such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Gwendolyn Brooks, Rachel Carson, and more. Across eras and industries, passions and geographies, this collection of diverse, progressive, and perseverant women faced what looked like insurmountable odds—and yet, still, they persisted.

Bad Feminist: Essays

Even though she loves pink, feels nostalgic about the Sweet Valley High series, and lets degrading rap lyrics blast from her car stereo, Gay is passionately committed to feminist  issues, such as equal opportunity and pay and reproductive freedom.

Bad Feminist: Essays

Roxane Gay
Adult Nonfiction - 814.6 Gay

Even though she loves pink, feels nostalgic about the Sweet Valley High series, and lets degrading rap lyrics blast from her car stereo, Gay is passionately committed to feminist  issues, such as equal opportunity and pay and reproductive freedom. Writing about race, politics, gender, feminism, privilege, and popular media, she highlights how deeply misogyny is embedded in our culture, the careless language used to discuss sexual violence (seen in news reports of sexual assault), Hollywood’s tokenistic treatment of race, the trivialization of literature written by women, and the many ways American society fails women and African-Americans. —Publishers Weekly

Sisters: The Lives of America's Suffragists

A lively overview  of the period between the 1840s and the 1920s that saw numerous victories for women's rights. Essays with a perfect blend of personal narrative and historical analysis, exploring the lives of Lucy Stone, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frances Willard and Alice Paul.

Sisters: The Lives of America's Suffragists

Jean H. Baker
Adult Nonfiction - 324.623 Ba

A lively overview  of the period between the 1840s and the 1920s that saw numerous victories for women's rights. Essays with a perfect blend of personal narrative and historical analysis, exploring the lives of Lucy Stone, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frances Willard and Alice Paul.

Remembering Inez: The Last Campaign of Inez Milholland, Suffrage Martyr

New York suffragist Inez Milholland journeyed west in October 1916 to harness the new political power of the western women voters by passing the 19th Amendment enfranchising all women. Remembering Inez recalls Inez's final campaign and pays tribute to her importance as a symbol and inspiration to generations of women.

Remembering Inez: The Last Campaign of Inez Milholland, Suffrage Martyr

edited by Robert P. J. Cooney, Jr.
Adult Nonfiction - 921 Milholland Rem

New York suffragist Inez Milholland journeyed west in October 1916 to harness the new political power of the western women voters by passing the 19th Amendment enfranchising all women. Remembering Inez recalls Inez's final campaign and pays tribute to her importance as a symbol and inspiration to generations of women.

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color

A classic anthology of feminist writings, this collection is centered around the experiences of women of color and underscores the need for intersectionality in modern feminism. Through personal essays, criticism, interviews, testimonials, poetry, and visual art, the collection explores, as co-editor Cherríe Moraga writes, “the complex confluence of identities—race, class, gender, and sexuality—systemic to women of color oppression and liberation.”

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color

Cherríe Moraga, Gloria Anzaldúa
Adult Nonfiction - 810.8092 Thi

A classic anthology of feminist writings, this collection is centered around the experiences of women of color and underscores the need for intersectionality in modern feminism. Through personal essays, criticism, interviews, testimonials, poetry, and visual art, the collection explores, as co-editor Cherríe Moraga writes, “the complex confluence of identities—race, class, gender, and sexuality—systemic to women of color oppression and liberation.”

Sally Heathcote, Suffragette

The story of Sally Heathcote, a maid who joined the women's suffrage movement during the changing political climate of early-twentieth-century Edwardian England. Sally becomes involved in some of the movement's more dangerous activities—including burning down Labor Party leader David Lloyd-George’s house, and enduring forced feeding when she goes on a hunger strike in prison.

Sally Heathcote, Suffragette

Mary M Talbot
Graphic Novels - Talbot

The story of Sally Heathcote, a maid who joined the women's suffrage movement during the changing political climate of early-twentieth-century Edwardian England. Sally becomes involved in some of the movement's more dangerous activities—including burning down Labor Party leader David Lloyd-George’s house, and enduring forced feeding when she goes on a hunger strike in prison.

Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements

Traces the origins of the feminist movement to the 1920s and follows the post-Suffrage movements, which exposed the exploitation of women in the workplace and fought for sexual rights and freedoms. —Novelist

Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements

Dorothy Sue Cobble
Adult Nonfiction - 305.4209 Cob

Traces the origins of the feminist movement to the 1920s and follows the post-Suffrage movements, which exposed the exploitation of women in the workplace and fought for sexual rights and freedoms. —Novelist

Why We March: Signs of Protest and Hope: Voices from the Women's March

One January 17, 2017, millions of people gathered worldwide for the Women's March. A collection of 500 inspiring, uplifting, clever, and creative signs from across the United States and around the world.

Why We March: Signs of Protest and Hope: Voices from the Women's March

Artisan Books, publisher
Adult Nonfiction - 305.42 Why

One January 17, 2017, millions of people gathered worldwide for the Women's March. A collection of 500 inspiring, uplifting, clever, and creative signs from across the United States and around the world.

A Place of Remembrance: Official Book of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

The story of the World Trade Center buildings: the earthshaking attack; the aftermath, as anxious rescue efforts became months-long recovery; the public debate over how to commemorate those lost; the plans finally approved for a plaza and museum. Also a chapter dedicated to the remarkable nine-story underground 9/11 Memorial Museum. —Publisher

A Place of Remembrance: Official Book of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

Allison Blais
Adult Nonfiction – 974.71 Bla

The story of the World Trade Center buildings: the earthshaking attack; the aftermath, as anxious rescue efforts became months-long recovery; the public debate over how to commemorate those lost; the plans finally approved for a plaza and museum. Also a chapter dedicated to the remarkable nine-story underground 9/11 Memorial Museum. —Publisher

Memorial Day

Bloomington's Beauty—Indiana Limestone : a Factual and Pictorial Tour of Bloomington, Indiana's Limestone Architecture

Limestone Stories

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