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Book Buzz: “Not Just Jane” Rediscovers Seven Amazing Women Writers Who Transformed British Literature

November 4, 2016 by

While many of us are familiar with British literature’s leading ladies Jane Austen and the Brontës, they weren’t the only writing women of their day. In her new book Not Just Jane, author Shelley DeWees introduces us to seven “long-forgotten” women ... [Read More]

Middle-School Kids Tell The Story Of Henrietta Lacks With Self-Produced Music Video

Middle School Kids Tell The Story Of Henrietta Lacks With Self-Produced Music Video

October 31, 2016 by

Henrietta Lacks was an African American tobacco farmer whose cells were taken for research without her knowledge in 1951 while being treated for cervical cancer. The “immortal cell line” became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the ... [Read More]

Coloring Books To Help Melt That Election Stress Away

October 27, 2016 by

With less than two weeks left until Election Day, nearly half of American voters are experiencing election-related stress. A recent survey by the American Psychological Association (APA) found that regardless of political affiliation, 52% of American adults say the 2016 election is a significant source of stress in their lives. “We’re seeing that it doesn’t matter whether you’re registered as a ... [Read More]

First Look At HBO Adaptation Of ‘Big Little Lies’ Starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley

First Look At HBO Adaptation Of ‘Big Little Lies’ Starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley

October 17, 2016 by

Fans of author Liane Moriarty, rejoice! Her best-selling novel Big Little Lies (July 2014) is being adapted to the small screen as a 7-episode HBO series by the same name. Described as dark comedy, the limited series stars ... [Read More]

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Book Series Tells The Real-Life Adventures Of Constance Kopp, One Of The First Female Deputy Sheriffs In America

October 12, 2016 by

While we know Alice Stebbins Wells was the first woman police officer with arrest powers in the U.S., Constance Kopp (yes that’s her real name) was one of the nation’s first deputy sheriffs, and is the protagonist behind bestselling ... [Read More]

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Sam Maggs Writes 25 Trailblazing ‘Wonder Women’ Back Into History In New Book

October 6, 2016 by

In May 2015, we featured The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy, the debut book turned bestseller from "writer. host. geek." Sam Maggs that offered her fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom. Earlier this week, Sam unleashed more of her brilliance into the world with her second book, which tells the remarkable ... [Read More]

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Rad Women Worldwide: Artists, Athletes, Pirates, Punks, And Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History

September 27, 2016 by

Last year we introduced you to the awesome children’s alphabet book Rad American Women A To Z, by Kate Schatz and illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl. Not surprisingly the book became a New York Times bestseller and had readers clamoring ... [Read More]

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The First Single Working Mother: Christine de Pizan, A Young Widow and Her Quill Make History

This is the story of a young woman named Christine who seemed to have it all. Her father had educated her at a time when that was rare for women. She learned much more than traditional women's work, receiving instruction in classical literature and even in the recent traditions of her native land ... [Read More]

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