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By Elizabeth B Jenkins. 1997
Memoir of an American woman's mystical odyssey in the Peruvian Andes. Describes her encounters with mountain spirits, her spiritual awakening…under the guidance of Q'eros priests, and her initiation into the religious tradition of the Incas. 1997.
By Lois Nicholson. 1996
Biography of Helen Keller, who became blind and deaf at nineteen months as a result of illness. Covers her birth…in 1880 through her death in 1968. Describes her education under her private teacher Anne Sullivan, her formal schooling, and her career. Includes an introduction by Jerry Lewis. Junior and Senior High. c1996.
By Angela Shelf Medearis, Anna Rich. 1994
Medearis uses Mrs. King's autobiography as the main source for this account. She discusses Mrs. King's early childhood, school days,…and ambition to be an opera singer; her marriage to Martin Luther King Jr.; their work in the civil rights movement; and finally Mrs. King's continuation of that work after Dr. King was killed. For grades 3-6
By Simone De Beauvoir, Simone De Beauvoir. 1985
Ironically titled, the book describes the author's mother's last thirty days, spent in a hospital. She suffers from cancer, a…disease she has always feared, but she dies thinking otherwise. The book deals with her reactions and those of the author and her sister
By Tiffany Philippou. 2022
&‘If Dolly Alderton, Glennon Doyle and Elizabeth Day had a love child, this is the writer they&’d produce.&’ Laura Jane…Williams, author and journalist Stylist&’s Must Read Book for 2022 Evening Standard&’s Faces to Watch in 2022 Do you have a story that you are scared to tell? A story that you&’ve spent your life trying to escape. I&’m going to tell you mine. One day, in the summer of 2008, I was travelling back to London when I received a phone call that suddenly changed everything. I was told my boyfriend Richard was in hospital. He died seven days later. I spent most of my twenties pretending this never happened. I was trapped within my own silence, left alone to absorb the discomfort, blame and judgement of others that I felt after Richard&’s suicide. I was suffering, but telling everyone that I was totally fine. The shame consumed me and I desperately wanted to find love again, but the rejection and heartbreak that followed proved to me, yet again, that I wasn&’t worthy of love and belonging. In our twenties, we are thrown into the adult world without a guidebook. I experienced a turbulent decade with what felt like catastrophic failures. Then one day, I started to speak about my shame, and once I started, I couldn&’t stop. And I&’ve come to realise that shame is like a monster – one that can grow so large that it can hold us back from a life worth living. And that it is only by sharing our stories that we can give a voice to what is unspoken. A voice to the stories that we don&’t want to tell. So whatever pain you&’re holding on to, whatever story you&’re scared to tell, I&’m writing this for you. &‘I wish I'd had this book to guide me into adulthood.&’ Sathnam Sanghera, bestselling author of Empireland and The Boy with the Topknot &‘Will go a long way to helping those struggling with the stigma and shame that, sadly, persistently surrounds mental health.&’ Vicky Spratt, Refinery29
By Mary Anne Chambers. 2022
A refreshing memoir that challenges readers to make the most of life’s opportunities.After moving to Canada from Jamaica in 1976,…a colleague at Scotiabank told Mary Anne Chambers not to be surprised if she didn’t get very far. The overlapping characteristics of her identity — Caribbean immigrant, Black businesswoman, Catholic, wife, and mother—were expected to hinder her both personally and professionally. Yet, against all odds, she went on to attain senior roles in both business and politics.In her inspiring memoir, Chambers shares lessons from the moments that challenged and defined her. From the Heart encourages us to be our authentic selves, to embrace curiosity, to find value in our life experiences and those we meet along the way.
By Smriti Prasadam-Halls. 2022
A commemorative picture book celebrating the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, ideal for sharing with readers aged 8+.…Follow Her Majesty's journey from a young princess growing up in wartime to an extraordinary leader - the longest-reigning British monarch in history. This very special illustrated book is the perfect way to share the Queen's life story with younger readers - from her childhood and service during the Second World War to the magnificent coronation and even a daredevil stunt at the London Olympics. Climb aboard the royal yacht Britannia, meet the 15 prime ministers she counselled and remember her wisdom to the nation and the whole Commonwealth through her Christmas broadcasts.And that's not all: during her seventy-year reign, Her Majesty truly witnessed it all - from colour television and Beatlemania to the birth of the internet. This commemorative book records not just the royal spectacles, but the entire Elizabethan age.From award-winning, bestselling author Smriti Prasadam-Halls, with beautiful illustrations from Josie Shenoy and Kim Geyer, this is a stunning tribute to the remarkable legacy of a much-loved queen. With a shimmering gold foil cover and plenty of quotes from the Queen herself, you'll treasure the book for years to come - in the reign of King Charles III.
By Tina Gaudoin. 2022
Debutante of the year. Able politician. Femme fatale. Just some of the many labels attached to the irrepressible, controversial Raine…Spencer: Countess, socialite and stepmother to Diana, Princess of Wales. But who was the real Raine? What was hidden behind the immaculately manicured public façade and her overwhelmingly negative tabloid image? From her childhood days as daughter of romantic novelist powerhouse, Barbara Cartland, to Westminster councillor and wife of Earl Spencer, Three Times a Countess recounts Raine's compelling and glamorous life, revealing her to be a powerful, accomplished woman who, after a tumultuous relationship, reconciled with Diana to become the Princess's closest confidante and a key witness at the inquest into her death. To her friends, Raine was shrewd, intelligent, witty and loyal; to her enemies, pushy, overly flamboyant and ruthless. From a career spanning local politics to dealing with the fortunes of Althorp; from taking on the Spencer family estate to her final role as a board member at Harrods, Raine's life was, by any standards, a success . Yet she could not sway the powerful media narrative which pitted her as 'the evil stepmother' at every turn. A societal whirl of London Seasons, family feuds, politics, pomp and 'big hair', Gaudoin's vibrant history of the Countess sets the record straight once and for all, drawing insight from those who knew Raine most. Three Times a Countess reveals a sophisticated, determined woman whose loyalty knew no bounds and whose cache of secrets would have worried even the most upright of royals.
By John F Marszalek, John F. Marszalek. 1997
1829. An account of Washington society centered around the vivacious Margaret O'Neale Timberlake and her husband, John Henry Eaton, Andrew…Jackson's secretary of war. When the wives of the president's cabinet members try to exclude Margaret--a "loose woman"--Jackson fuels the scandal of the "Eaton affair" by dismissing their husbands from office
By Pat Schroeder. 1998
The congresswoman from Colorado, who was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1972, reminisces about her personal life…as well as the political and social issues in which she was involved. She concludes with advice to all Americans: work toward better government
Florence Harding: the first lady, the Jazz Age, and the death of America's most scandalous president
By Carl Sferrazza Anthony. 1998
In this biography Florence Harding is portrayed as an immensely popular first lady. During the 1920s she championed women's rights,…helped establish the Veterans Bureau, welcomed African American women to the White House, and was her husband's political partner. She also endured his adulterous affairs and numerous scandals
By Sara M Evans. 1989
Traces the role of women in the United States, highlighting the contributions of individuals of Native American, African, and European…ancestry. Portrays the daily life and struggles of women, as well as their achievements, in the context of historical developments from the earliest continental settlements through the 1980s. For senior high and older readers
By Elizabeth Warnock Fernea, Elizabeth W. Fernea. 1998
An American professor of Middle Eastern studies presents the results of a two-year trip researching the status of women in…Muslim societies. After conducting interviews in Uzbekistan, Morocco, Kuwait, Turkey, Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Palestinian settlements, she finds that women's rights are interpreted differently in each region
Creme de la femme: a collection of the best contemporary women writers, lyricists, playwrights and cartoonists
By Nancy Davis, Anne Dalin, Sybil Adelman. 1997
By Loree Boyd. 1996
An account of the author's matrilineal family beginning with Bird Song, her grandmother's grandmother. Portrays women overcoming obstacles--abusive men, family…patterns of alcoholism, and the barriers created by a prejudiced society--to create meaningful lives for themselves. Some violence and some descriptions of sex
By Russell Freedman. 1998
Biography of a modern dance pioneer who died in 1991 at ninety-six. Details her career as dancer, choreographer, and teacher.…Also describes her personal life, including her relationship with older musician Louis Horst and her marriage to much younger dancer Erick Hawkins. Junior and Senior High. c1998.
By Sonsyrea Tate. 1997
Autobiography of an African American woman who was raised as a Muslim during the 1960s and 1970s. After being insulated…by the Nation of Islam as a child, Sonsyrea is shocked when she has to transfer to a public school. She also describes everyday life for women and children in a culture that is outside the mainstream. c1997.
By Rita Mae Brown. 1997
Autobiography of the openly lesbian novelist who has co-authored mysteries with her cat, Sneaky Pie. Describes her illegitimate birth, adoption…by relatives, and southern childhood; how she became an advocate for women's rights; and her relationships with tennis star Martina Navratilova and author Fannie Flagg. Some strong language. c1997.
By Judy Mozersky. 1996
The author describes her experiences since 1990, when as a nineteen-year-old Cornell undergraduate she was "locked in" by a stroke,…leaving her unable to move or speak but able to communicate by eye blinks. She and others detail her progress from hospital care to a more stimulating environment in her own apartment, where she continues her studies
By Phyllis Campbell. 1996
Totally blind since birth, the author tells of growing up on a small Virginia farm and going away to a…residential school with her older sister (who is also blind) and becoming a church organist. She describes in loving detail the animals and other friends she meets along the way. c1996.