Women's History Month, Biblio File
WOW @ The Library in Celebration of African-American Heritage
Wonders Of Women (WOW) features a mosaic of selected titles including recent resources on self-help, as well as powerful narratives by and about extraordinary African-American women, will submerge the reader into a journey of discovery from the past to the present.
By Danielle L. McGuire
Reveals stuning new accounts of the civil right movements, the courage of women who stood up against social injustice and the success of their struggles.
By Ann Nixon Cooper
The memorable life story of an amazing 107 years old African-American woman who never thought she would live to cast her vote for the first African-American president of the United States.
By Martha Ackmann
The intrepid and inspiring story of the first woman to play professional baseball in the men’s team, including legendary leagues.
By Karyn Langhorne Folan
Addresses questions of interracial relationships and challenge readers to reconsider taboos that restrain women from engaging outside their ethnic circle and expanding their dating world.
By Condoleezza Rice
Remarkable Secretary of State and National Security Advisor for two consecutive terms under the Bush administration tells her family's tale .
By Sheri Parks
An overview at the role of women of color throughout history, including their image in popular culture, stereotypes, working conditions and enduring challenges.
By Michele Norris
Co-host of National Public Radio All Things Considered realized that she couldn’t fully talk about racial issues, until she came to terms with her own racial roots and family secrets.
By Shoshana Johnson
A story of valor and victory that vividly recounts the struggles of a female veteran and first African-American woman held prisoner of war, and the courage and compassion of her rescuers, including some of her captors.
By Whoopi Goldberg
Multitalented comedienne, actress and talk show host, Whoopi, has noticed a few funny but interesting curiosities influencing the quality of our daily life.
By Maya Angelou
The fourth in the author’s autobiographical series describes her life as a writer and activist, and reminds the reader of what every woman has in common regardless of race or color.
By Jacqueline Jones
A refreshing view at history with a focus on justice and equality that offers an new in-depth interpretation of the African-American female experience, myths, stereotypes, and social differences.
By Elaine Brown, Marsha Haygood, and Rhonda Joy McLean
Life-skills instructions and professional advice to help create and maintain a profitable career.
By the editors of Life Magazine
An illustrated biography of one of the most influential First Ladies in history.
By Terri Laschober Robertson
Empowering articles, essays and stories selected from a wide spectrum of word-class writers, artists, and other great personages.
By Iyanla Vanzant
A classic inspirational work to comfort the spirit and enhance wisdom.
By Stephanie Li
The outstanding life story of critically acclaimed, bestseller and first African-American woman honored with the Nobel Prize in Literature.
by Valerie Boyd
Chronicles the life of the great author of the classic Their Eyes Were Watching God.
These and other titles in different formats are available at your local library. For information about programs in celebration of African-American Heritage please visit: Bronx Library Center, Schomburg Center, Countee Cullen Library, and others.