Did you know it’s been 90 years since women gained the right to vote in the United States? The 19th Amendment passed August 18, 1920, and the amendment was certified August 26, 1920. Women’s Equality Day is celebrated August 26th to mark this event.
History is full of the stories of men, their wars, and conquests, but less often does one hear of the women who have helped to mold history. From Angels to Hellcats, tells the stories of some of Texas’ legendary women, both famous and infamous. The first woman’s life to be examined is Susanna Dickinson, who, along with her fifteen-month old daughter, survived the Alamo.
Take a trip back in time to the year 1962 and look at life through the eyes of two black maids. How can life be so complicated and filled with incongruence's in the rules that define their town and their times?
Ever wanted to read about strong female characters that you can live vicariously through? Here are a few series that create strong female characters, interesting settings, and a host of situations to get in and out of.
The Mid-Continent Public Library has Harlequin romances for you to check out. There are several series of romances, like Harlequin Romances, Harlequin Presents, and Silhouette Romance listed in the library catalog. The Dearborn Branch gets new Harlequin Presents paperbacks every month. Your favorite romance authors, like Penny Jordan, can always be delivered to your library branch by request.
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is one of my favorite books, and Scarlett O’Hara is hands down my favorite literary character. She’s spunky, smart, shrewd, and stylish. Granted, she can also be selfish, rude, and downright mean, but she is also a survivor. She endures hardships and struggles, but makes it through it all to do it all again with the hope that tomorrow it will get better. Because, "After all... tomorrow is another day."
Women's History Month is observed every March in the United States, and the theme for 2011 is “Our History is Our Strength.” How well do you know women's history? Try these questions below from the National Women's History Project to see!
Today, I got to work and was greeted with a jovial, "Happy International Women's Day!" I was totally excited to discover that every year on March 8th, countries around the world honor and celebrate the achievements of women both in the present and from history. International Women's Day has been recognized since 1911, which makes today its 100TH ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!! Wow. As a woman who absolutely supports and delights in the empowerment of other women, I couldn't be happier about this news.