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March: OCtech Library's Month to Celebrate Women

March 2019, Tuesday F.O.L.D. Weekly Themes

Book Recs

The Fate of Gender

I Am Malala

Alone

Escape

The Woman Who Would Be King

Fighting for Life

Ladies of Liberty

The Birth of Feminism

The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou

Failure Is Impossible

The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World

Emily Dickinson

The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Black Women in America

Daughters of the Night Sky

Where There Is Love, There Is God

Cleopatra

To Be Young, Gifted and Black

Daughters of the Declaration

Sylvia Plath

Hope for Animals and Their World

They Fought Like Demons

Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History

The Mapmaker's Children

An extraordinary adventure, connecting the lives of a female abolitionist in the time of slavery with a woman from the present day. This book explores bravery, loyalty, and the concept of family in an unforgettable and completely engrossing way.

The Bone Woman

This is a truly gripping narrative of a British-born American-educated forensic anthropologist. The book itself is about Clea's experiences working with international law on identifying victims and causes of death in the genocides of Rwanda, Bosnia, Croatia, and Kosovo. Although her gender is not the focus of this book, it is included in our March "Women's Month Display" because it is a powerful look at a unique, highly-meaningful profession from a strong, professional woman's point of view.

Ravensbrück

We all know the names Auschwitz, Buchenwald, even Bergen-Belsen. All of these concentration camps leave a shiver of unease in the spine just hearing them spoken aloud. Far less known is the story of Ravensbruck; a concentration camp specifically for female prisoners. The reasons for this could be due to a number of factors- the personal nature of indignities the women suffered through, the post-war sheer exhaustion of hearing about mass-scale atrocities, a perceived (if inaccurate) "easier" life in the camp- probably all of these play a part in the wide-spread ignorance of Ravensbruck that permeates our society today. Regardless of why, the many stories of women in Ravensbruck, those who survived and perished, known and unknown, need to be remembered. This book is a testament to them, a difficult and disturbing, but also nearly impossible to stop reading.

The Sound of Wings

Amelia Earhart is one of the most famous women in modern history- a talented and brave pilot, her life was infamously and tragically cut short, leaving America in the grip of sorrow and mystery. While most of us are familiar with the base facts, few of us know the full, rich history that led up to Amelia's daring last flight. This book takes an unflinching look at her life, giving greater insight into the woman behind the mystery that continues to perplex the world today.

March Movie Recommendations (2018)

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