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The following titles and topics represent just some of the many available item within our library system.

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Biographies of Women

First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies - Kate Andersen Brower Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life - Ruth Franklin Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power - Neal Gabler My Own Words - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography - Edmund Gordon Not Pretty Enough: The Unlikely Triumph of Helen Gurley Brown - Gerri Hirshey Lab Girl - Hope Jahren Settle for More - Megyn Kelly

My Life, My love, My Legacy - Coretta Scott King Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast - Megan Marshall Born Bright A Young Girl's Journey From Nothing to Something in America - C. Nicole Mason Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography - at Her Zenith in London, Washington and Moscow - Charles Moore

Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair that Shaped a First Lady - Susan Quinn Dust Bowl Girls: The Inspiring Story of the Team that Barnstormed Its Way to Basketball Glory - Lydia Reeder The Civil Cars of Julia Ward Howe: A Biography - Elaine Showalter Not Just Jane: Rediscovering Seven Amazing Women Writers Who Transformed British Literature - Shelley DeWees

Ada's Algorithm: How Lord Byron's Daughter Ada Lovelace Launched the Digital Age - James Essinger All the Single Ladies - Rebecca Traister America's Women - Gail Collins American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country - Kay Bailey Hutchison

The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story - Lily Koppel Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth - John Szwed Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance, and Hope - Wendy Holden The Bronte Cabinet: Three Lives in Nine Objects - Deborah Lutz

Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington - Cokie Roberts A Century of Women: The Most Influential Events in Twentieth-century Women's History - Deborah G. Felder Civil War Women: Their Quilts, Their Roles, Activities for Re-enactors - Barbara Brackman A Cool and Lonely Courage: The Untold Story of Sister Spies in Occupied France - Susan Ottaway

Daring Women of the Civil War - Carin T. Ford Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back - Janice P. Nimura Dear Abigail: The Intimate Lives and Revolutionary Ideas of Abigail Adams and Her Two Remarkable Sisters - Diane Jacobs Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis - Alice Yaeger Kaplan

Excellent Daughters - Katherine Zoepf Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press - James McGrath Morris A Fighting Chance - Elizabeth Warren Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation - Judith Mackrell

Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation - Cokie Roberts Funny Ladies: The New Yorker's Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons - Liza Donnelly Hard Choices - Hillary Rodham Clinton Headstrong - Rachel Swaby

Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science - and the World - Rachel Swaby Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement - Premilla Nadasen I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban - Malala Yousafzai Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation - Cokie Roberts

Leading Ladies: American Trailblazers - Kay Bailey Hutchison Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War - Karen Abbott The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science - Julie des Jardins Malinche, Pocahontas, and Sacagawea: Indian Women as Cultural Intermediaries and National Symbols - Rebecca Jager

Mary McGrory: The First Queen of Journalism - John Norris Michelle Obama: A Life - Peter B. Slevin The New York Public Library Amazing Women in American history: A Book of Answers for Kids - New York Public Library The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News - Sheila Weller

Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: An Illustrated History - Geoffrey C. Ward Our Auntie Rosa: The Family of Rosa Parks Remembers Her Life and Lessons - Sheila McCauley Keys Pioneer Women: The Lives of Women on the Frontier - Linda Peavy, Ursula Smith Rebels at the Bar: The Fascinating, Forgotten Stories of America's First Women Lawyers - Jill Norgren

Remarkable Women of New England - Carole Owens Rise of the Rocket Girls - Nathalia Holt Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's First Female Rocket Scientist - George D. Morgan Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space - Lynn Sherr

The Secret History of Wonder Woman - Jill Lepore Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World - Linda Hirshman Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War - Helen Thorpe Stars Between the Sun and Moon: One Woman's Life in North Korea and Escape to Freedom - Lucia Jang

Stealing Secrets: How a Few Daring Women Deceived Generals, Impacted Battles, and Altered the Course of the Civil War - H. Donald Winkler Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story - Mollie Gregory We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Women of the Catskills: Stories Of Struggle, Sacrifice, and Hope - Richard R. Heppner

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See also: Historic & Famous Women in the Library Catalog
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Children's Books
on Women's History

Click any subject link below to search the library system catalog
for children's items on women's history.

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eBooks & eAudiobooks
History, Memoirs, Women's Studies, & More

American Rose: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee - Karen Abbott Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman - Robert K. Massie Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child - Bob Spitz

Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch - Sally Bedell Smith Fifth Avenue, 5 A. M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman - Sam Wasson Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation - Cokie Roberts

The Heart of a Woman - Maya Angelou The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle - The Countess of Carnarvon

Louisa May Alcott - Kathleen Burke My Life with the Chimpanzees - Jane Goodall Phillis Wheatley - Merle Richmond

No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington - Condoleezza Rice On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson - William Souder Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books - William Kuhn

She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems - Caroline Kennedy The Wives: The Women Behind Russia's Literary Giants - Alexandra Popoff A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton - Carl Bernstein

Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business - and Won! - Emily Arnold McCully A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman - Lisa J. Shannon Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies - J. B. West

The following list is a sampling of electronic books and audiobooks available through the library system's eBook service ("OverDrive").

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General History

Not Just Jane: Rediscovering Seven Amazing Women Writers Who Transformed British Literature - Shelley DeWees A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays - Siri Hustvedt Women In Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World - Rachel Ignotofsky

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race - Shetterly Lee The Women Who Made New York - Julie Scelfo Shadow Warriors of World War II: The Daring Women of the OSS And SOE - Gordon Thomas

A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women's Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870 - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich I Loved Her in the Movies: Memories of Hollywood's Legendary Actresses - Robert Wagner Fastpitch: The Untold History of Softball and the Women Who Made the Game - Erica Westly

33 Things Every Girl Should Know about Women's History: From Suffragettes to Skirt Lengths to the ERA - Tonya Bolden The Cowgirl Way: Hats Off to America's Women of the West - Holly George-Warren Encyclopedia of Women's History in America - Kathryn Cullen-DuPont

Encyclopedia of Women in the American West - Gordon Morris Bakken, Brenda Farrington From Eve to Dawn: A History of Women - Marilyn French Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America - Charlotte S. Waisman, Jill S. Tietjen, P.E. Collins

The Heroine's Bookshelf: Life Lessons from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder - Erin M. Blakemore 100 Essential Modern Poems by Women - Joseph Parisi, Kathleen Welton The Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History - Wilma Mankiller and other editors

Scholastic Encyclopedia of Women in the United States - Sheila Keenan What Every American Should Know about Women's History: 200 Events that Shaped Our Destiny - Christine Lunardini Women's Chronology: A History of Women's Achievements - Timothy L. Gall and other editors
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Women's Rights & Equality

The Boundaries of Her Body: The Troubling History of Women's Rights in America - Debran Rowland Fighting Chance: The Struggle over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America - Faye E. Dudden In Pursuit of Equity: Women, Men, and the Quest for Economic Citizenship in 20th century America - Alice Kessler-Harris

The Nineteenth Amendment: Women's Right to Vote - Judy Monroe Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement - Sally Gregory McMillen Tidal Wave: The Story of the Modern Women's Movement and How It Continues to Change America - Sara M. Evans

Two Paths to Women's Equality: Temperance, Suffrage, and the Origins of Modern Feminism - Janet Zollinger Giele Women's Suffrage - Jeff Hill You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton? - Jean Fritz

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Reference Works

Celebrating Women in American History - Facts on File Handbook of American Women's History - Angela Howard A History of the American Suffragist Movement - Doris Weatherford

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History - Bonnie G. Smith Second to None: A Documentary History of American Women - Ruth Barnes Moynihan, Cynthia Russett, Laurie Crumpacker Women and American Religion - Ann Braude, Jon Butler, Harry S. Stout

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Additional Titles to Consider

Daughters of the Declaration: How Women Social Entrepreneurs Built the American Dream - Claire Gaudiani A History of Their Own: Women in Europe from Prehistory to the Present - Bonnie S. Anderson In Our Own Voices: Four Centuries of American Women's Religious Writing - Rosemary Skinner Keller, Rosemary Radford Ruether

A Museum of Their Own: National Museum of Women in the Arts - Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, Philip Kopper Rereading Women: Thirty Years of Exploring Our Literary Traditions - Sandra M. Gilbert A Room of One's Own - Virginia Woolf

Susan B. Anthony Slept Here: A Guide to American Women's Landmarks - Lynn Sherr Victorian to Vamp: Women's Clothing 1900-1929 - Paula Jean Darnell Voices of the Women's Health Movement edited - Barbara Seaman, Laura Eldridge

We Are Our Mothers' Daughters - Cokie Roberts Weaving New Worlds: Southeastern Cherokee Women and Their Basketry - Sarah H. Hill When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present - Gail Collins

The Wisdom Trail: In the Footsteps of Remarkable Women - Janet Lieberman, Julie Hungar A Whole New Ball Game: The Story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League - Sue Macy Women's Letters: America from the Revolutionary War to the Present - Lisa Grunwald, Stephen J. Adler

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Historic & Famous Women
in the Library Catalog

Click any name below to browse the library system catalog
for information on some of the many famous, historic, and influential women in history.

To explore even more women in history, you can also browse by topic or general biographies.

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Topics for Further Exploration
in the Library Catalog

Click any subject link below to search the library system catalog
for a variety of nonfiction and fiction materials.

You may refine your search further once you're in the catalog.

To explore some of the many notable women in history, you can also browse by name.

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Videos / DVDs - Topics
in the Library Catalog

Click any subject link below to search the library system catalog
for a variety of videos.

You can also explore library items (books, videos, etc.) by name or by topic.

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Explore Web Resources
on Women's History

Charlotte Bronte

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See also: For Young Researchers

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Documents, Speeches, Writings, & Photographs

See also: Multimedia

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General History
& Information

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Audio, Photographs, Videos

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OpenCourseWare (OCW)
Free Lectures & Learning Materials

See also: For Teachers - Lessons & Teaching Resources

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Organizations & Associations

See also: Local Women's Groups and Organizations
in our Community Organizations Database,
which includes organizations in/near Orange County, NY.

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For Teachers - Lessons & Teaching Resources

See also: OpenCourseWare (OCW) - Free Lectures & Learning Materials

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Timelines in Women's History

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Women's Rights & Equality

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For Young Researchers

  • Women of Influence
        - Information from Factmonster.com arranged in the following categories: Women Who Left Their "Stamps" on History, Power Points, Women on Pedestals, Guide to Worldwide Goddesses, Women Political Leaders - Historical and Current, Women in the House and the Senate, Women in Congress, Female Ingenuity, Mothers of Invention, Children of Invention, Women Nobel Prize Winners, Women Pulitzer Prize Winners for Letters, Drama, and Music, Women Pulitzer Prize Winners in Journalism, Like Mother, Like Daughter, Follow in Their Footsteps, Crackerjack Kids, The National Women's Hall of Fame, Places Where Women Made History, Women's Halls Of Fame, Firsts in American Women's History, Women and Work
  • Women of the Century
        - From Discovery.com. Described as follows: "Experience the incredible changes of the century, as we look back at the personalities, achievements, and voices that defined each decade. You'll meet some of the extraordinary women who redefined a woman's place in our nation. Then explore a visual timeline of the century, highlighting important events in the march to equality, female celebrities of the day, and the changing roles of everyday women. Finally, test your wits as you match famous words of wisdom with the women who spoke them."

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