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10 books about women
Pick up one of these featured titles on women in May 2021.
The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today by Shannon Bream
Category: Women's Issues
This book was published this year by Broadside Books and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.
The women of the Bible lived timeless stories--by examining them, we can understand what it means to be a woman of faith. People unfamiliar with Scripture often assume that women play a small, secondary role in the Bible. But in fact, they were central figures in numerous Biblical tales. It was Queen Esther's bravery at a vital point in history which saved her entire people. The Bible contains warriors like Jael, judges like Deborah, and prophets like Miriam. The first person to witness Jesus' resurrection was Mary Magdalene, who promptly became the first Christian evangelist, eager to share the news which would change the world forever. In The Women of the Bible Speak, Shannon Bream opens up the lives of sixteen of these Biblical women, arranging them into pairs and contrasting their journeys. In pairing their stories, Shannon helps us reflect not only on the meaning of each individual's life, but on how they relate to each other and to us. From the shepherdesses of ancient Israel who helped raise the future leaders of the people of God, to the courageous early Christians, the narrative of the Bible offers us many vivid and fascinating female characters. In their lives we can see common struggles to resist bitterness, despair, and pride, and to instead find their true selves in faith, hope, and love. In studying these heroes of the faith, we can find wisdom and warnings for how to better navigate our own faith journeys. The Women of the Bible Speak outlines the lessons we can take from the valor of Esther, the hope of Hannah, the audacity of Rahab, and the faith of Mary. In broadening each woman's individual story, Shannon offers us a deeper understanding of each, and wisdom and insights that can transform our own lives today.
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell
This book was published last year by Penguin Books and takes approximately 12.3 hours to read.
Virginia Hall-- rejected from the foreign service because of her gender and her prosthetic leg-- became the first woman to deploy to occupied France, before the United States had even entered the war. At a time when sending female secret agents into enemy territory was still strictly forbidden, Hall coordinated a network of spies to blow up bridges, report on German troop movements, arrange equipment drops for Resistance agents, and recruit and train guerrilla fighters. The Gestapo considered her the most dangerous of all Allied spies. Purnell tells the breathtaking story of how one woman's fierce persistence helped win the war. -- adapted from jacket
In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs by Grace Bonney
This book was published 5 years ago by Artisan and takes approximately 12.0 hours to read.
New York Times Bestseller “I want to rip out every page of this glorious book and hang them on my wall so that I can be surrounded by these incredible women all day long.” —Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author of The Vacationers and Modern Lovers Over 100 exceptional and influential women describe how they embraced their creative spirit, overcame adversity, and sparked a global movement of entrepreneurship. Media titans and ceramicists, hoteliers and tattoo artists, comedians and architects—taken together, these profiles paint a beautiful picture of what happens when we pursue our passions and dreams.
The Book of Awesome Women: Boundary Breakers, Freedom Fighters, Sheroes and Female Firsts (Teenage Girl Book, Feminist Gift for Girls) by Becca Anderson
Category: State & Local
This book was published 4 years ago by Mango and takes approximately 11.4 hours to read.
Rebels, trailblazers, and visionaries who shaped our history . . . and our future!
Herstory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook Up the World (Stories That Shook Up the World) by Katherine Halligan
This book was published 3 years ago by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers and takes approximately 3.7 hours to read.
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Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery
Category: Environmentalists & Naturalists
This book was published 5 years ago by Chicago Review Press and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.
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Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art by Mary Gabriel
This book was published 2 years ago by Back Bay Books and takes approximately 31.5 hours to read.
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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek: A Novel by Kim Michele Richardson
This book was published 2 years ago by Sourcebooks Landmark and takes approximately 10.7 hours to read.
"Cussy Mary Carter is the last of her kind, her skin the color of a blue damselfly in these dusty hills. But that doesn't mean she's got nothing to offer. As a member of the Pack Horse Library Project, Cussy delivers books to the hill folk of Troublesome, hoping to spread learning in these desperate times. But not everyone is so keen on Cussy's family or the Library Project, and the hardscrabble Kentuckians are quick to blame a Blue for any trouble in their small town. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman's determination to bring a little bit of hope to the darkly hollers"--
Self-Love Workbook for Women: Release Self-Doubt, Build Self-Compassion, and Embrace Who You Are by Megan Logan MSW LCSW
This book was published last year by Rockridge Press and takes approximately 5.8 hours to read.
Embark on a journey of self love--a powerful workbook for women In a rapidly changing world full of personal and professional challenges, it's not always easy to treat ourselves with love and compassion--but the Self Love Workbook for Women is a simple first step. It's full of thought-provoking reflection and encouragement for women who want to build the confidence and self-esteem they need to take on the world. Whether you're navigating your own body image, leaving an unhealthy relationship, or are simply trying to embrace who you are, this book provides helpful tools and exercises for developing a better relationship with yourself. Self Love Workbook for Women offers: A two-part approach--Learn what self love really is and why it's so important, then find ways to release self-doubt, practice self-compassion, and create a life filled with meaning and purpose. Proven techniques--Get inspired by quotes, affirmations, powerful exercises, and insightful prompts that are based in positive psychology, mindfulness, and other methods for practicing self love. All you need is love--If you're going through a hard time, or just want to include more loving practices in your life, this workbook will help you reach your full potential and nurture yourself along the way. This workbook is your roadmap to self love and positive change.
The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Category: Social Activists
This book was published 2 years ago by Simon & Schuster and takes approximately 15.5 hours to read.
Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them—women with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done. She couldn’t have been more than seven or eight years old. “Go ahead, ask your question,” her father urged, nudging her forward. She smiled shyly and said, “You’re my hero. Who’s yours?” Many people—especially girls—have asked us that same question over the years. It’s one of our favorite topics. HILLARY: Growing up, I knew hardly any women who worked outside the home. So I looked to my mother, my teachers, and the pages of Life magazine for inspiration. After learning that Amelia Earhart kept a scrapbook with newspaper articles about successful women in male-dominated jobs, I started a scrapbook of my own. Long after I stopped clipping articles, I continued to seek out stories of women who seemed to be redefining what was possible. CHELSEA: This book is the continuation of a conversation the two of us have been having since I was little. For me, too, my mom was a hero; so were my grandmothers. My early teachers were also women. But I grew up in a world very different from theirs. My pediatrician was a woman, and so was the first mayor of Little Rock who I remember from my childhood. Most of my close friends’ moms worked outside the home as nurses, doctors, teachers, professors, and in business. And women were going into space and breaking records here on Earth. Ensuring the rights and opportunities of women and girls remains a big piece of the unfinished business of the twenty-first century. While there’s a lot of work to do, we know that throughout history and around the globe women have overcome the toughest resistance imaginable to win victories that have made progress possible for all of us. That is the achievement of each of the women in this book. So how did they do it? The answers are as unique as the women themselves. Civil rights activist Dorothy Height, LGBTQ trailblazer Edie Windsor, and swimmer Diana Nyad kept pushing forward, no matter what. Writers like Rachel Carson and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie named something no one had dared talk about before. Historian Mary Beard used wit to open doors that were once closed, and Wangari Maathai, who sparked a movement to plant trees, understood the power of role modeling. Harriet Tubman and Malala Yousafzai looked fear in the face and persevered. Nearly every single one of these women was fiercely optimistic—they had faith that their actions could make a difference. And they were right. To us, they are all gutsy women—leaders with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done. So in the moments when the long haul seems awfully long, we hope you will draw strength from these stories. We do. Because if history shows one thing, it’s that the world needs gutsy women.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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