Celebrate Women’s History Month

March 1, 2011 at 2:29 pm Leave a comment

March is Women’s History Month!   Come by the library’s teen section this month to check out our display of historical fiction featuring strong female characters.  Here’s a preview:

Just Jane by William Lavender

Fourteen-year-old Jane Prentice, orphaned daughter of an English earl, arrives in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1776 to find her family and her loyalties divided over the question of American independence.

Anila’s Journey by Mary Finn

In late eighteenth-century Calcutta, half-Indian half-Irish Anila Tandy finds herself alone with nothing but her artistic talent to rely on, searching for her father who is presumed dead.

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

In 1947, with her jovial stepfather Joe back from the war and family life returning to normal, teenage Evie, smitten by the handsome young ex-GI who seems to have a secret hold on Joe, finds herself caught in a complicated web of lies whose devastating outcome change her life and that of her family forever.

Flygirl by Sherri Smith

During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl “passes” for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots.

Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix

In 1927, at the urging of twenty-one-year-old Harriet, Mrs. Livingston reluctantly recalls her experiences at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory, including miserable working conditions that led to a strike, then the fire that took the lives of her two best friends, when Harriet, the boss’s daughter, was only five years old. Includes historical notes.

   
   
   
   
   
   
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