"From Roxane Gay comes this collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation. 'Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool, but it is pink--all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I'm not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.' ...
Brower draws on a wide array of untapped, candid sources to tell the stories of the ten remarkable women who have defined the role of First Lady of the United States since 1960. From Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama, she offers new insights into this privileged group, and shares stories exploring everything from the first ladies' political crusades to their rivalries with Washington figures; from their friendships with other first ladies to their...
 DEY ST., an Imprint of William Morrow Publishers
ix, 227 pages : illustrations (mainly coloured) ; 24 cm
 Harper Audio
Unabridged; [Retail edition].
5 audio discs (5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Young readers' edition.
3 audio discs (3 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 computer disc (PDF ; 4 3/4 in.)
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg never asked for fame -- she was just trying to make the world a little better and a little freer. But along the way, the feminist pioneer's searing dissents and steely strength have inspired millions. Notorious RBG takes you behind the myth for an intimate, irreverent look at the justice's life and work. As America struggles with the unfinished business of gender equality and civil rights, Ginsburg stays fierce....
Alice Munro's central characters range from 14-year-old Lauren in "Trespass," through the young couple in "Runaway," whose helpful older neighbour intervenes to help the wife escape, all the way to a 70-year-old woman meeting a friend of her youth on a Vancouver street and sitting with him to recall their tangled lives fifty years earlier, through a web of cheerful lies. Three of the stories, "Chance," "Soon," and "Silence," are linked, showing us...
 Sourcebooks, Inc
xvi, 479 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered from head to toe with the glowing dust. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" were considered the luckiest alive--until they began to fall mysteriously...
"Explores the lives of six remarkable female pharaohs, from Hatshepsut to Cleopatra--women who ruled with real power. What was so special about ancient Egypt that provided women this kind of access to the highest political office? What was it about these women that allowed them to transcend patriarchal obstacles? What did Egypt gain from its liberal reliance on female leadership, and could today's world learn from its example?"-- Provided by publisher....
2019. Mariner Books
First Mariner Books edition.
xiv, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
2018. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
xiv, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
 HighBridge Audio
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
2018. Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company
Large print edition.
589 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
2019. Large Print Press
Large print edition.
587 pages (large print), 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
 Findaway World, LLC
1 audio media player (5 hr., 15 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to multi-day events, and cities vied with one another to host them. The pilots themselves were hailed as dashing heroes who cheerfully stared death in the face. Well, the men were hailed. Female pilots were more often ridiculed than praised for what the press portrayed as silly efforts to horn in on a manly, and deadly, pursuit. Keith...
 Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group
190 pages ; 22 cm
"Through the lives of Elizabeth Freeman, Nannie Helen Burroughs, Mamie Till, and others, Jasmine Holmes shares the significant role that Black women have played in the formation of our faith. As these historical figures take the stage, you will be inspired by what the stories of these women can teach us about education, birth, privilege, and so much more"--
"From disability advocate with a PhD in disability studies and creative nonfiction, and creator of the Instagram account @sitting_pretty, an essay collection based on a lifetime of experiences in a paralyzed body, tackling themes of identity, accessibility, bodies, and representation"-- Growing up as a paralyzed girl during the 90s and early 2000s, Taussig only saw disability depicted as something monstrous, inspirational, or angelic. She longed...
In 1916, a young Quaker schoolteacher and poetry scholar named Elizebeth Smith was hired by an eccentric tycoon to find the secret messages he believed were embedded in Shakespeare's plays. She moved to the tycoon's lavish estate outside of Chicago expecting to spend her days poring through old books. But the rich man's close ties to the U.S. government, and the urgencies of war, quickly transformed Elizebeth's mission. She soon learned to apply her...
"Growing up with a kind but alcoholic father and a suspicious, passive aggressive mother, the Bernal sisters each developed their own way of coping: Dulcina had her art and drugs and alcohol, Claudia plunged into her studies and fled to Princeton, and Maritza watched one Disney movie after another in between devouring romance novels. Now all grown up, the sisters are reunited at last for Maritza's dream wedding. But they are no less different than...
 William Morrow
xviii, 346 pages ; 24 cm
2016. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
First William Morrow movie tie-in trade paperback edition.
xviii, 349 pages ; 21 cm
2017. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
First William Morrow paperback edition.
xviii, 346 pages, 14 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the civil rights movement, and the space race, [this book] follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA's greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances, and used their intellect to change their own...
13) Lab girl
"An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world,"--Amazon.com. Jahren has built three laboratories in which she's studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. She tells about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged hours of play in his classroom's labs; about how...
1983. North Point Press
293 pages ; 21 cm
2013. North Point Press, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux
xv, 293 pages ; 21 cm
1987. North Point Press
Ill. [gift] edition.
261 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
2010. Martino Pub
ix, 293 pages ; 23 cm
West with the Night is the story of Beryl Markham--aviator, racehorse trainer, beauty--and her life in the Kenya of the 1920s and '30s.
"The never-before-told story of four real-life women who risked everything to take on a life of espionage during the Civil War"--Provided by publisher.
First paperback edition.
xiv, 381 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
2010. Thorndike Press
Large print edition.
619 pages, 13 pages of unnumbered plates, (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer and viruses; helped lead to in vitro...
"Across the globe, women are embracing the entrepreneurial spirit and starting creative businesses. In the Company of Women profiles over 100 of these influential and creative women from all ages, races, backgrounds, and industries"--Amazon.com.
Arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time now gives us a new nonfiction collection--a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades. "One of the most celebrated and revered writers in the history of American literature gives us a new nonfiction collection--a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades. The...
"Minority Leader is a guide to harnessing the strengths of being an outsider by Stacey Abrams, slated to become the first black female governor in the U.S. Networking, persistence, and hard work are the crucial ingredients to advancing a career, but for people like Stacey Abrams, and many in the New American Majority, it takes more than that to get ahead. Stacey, who grew up in a working poor family in Gulfport, Mississippi, rose from humble roots...
2014. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
230 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 22 cm
 Little, Brown and Company
Young Readers Edition, First Paperback Edition.
240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
"I Am Malala. This is my story. Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life...