Friday, March 06, 2020

From the KLIC Shelf Elf -- Discover more about women in these KLIC books

March Madness, Mid-semester, Spring Break, an election year, Leap Year – MUCH going on this spring.  Do not let all that is happening to distract from the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, women’s suffrage.   On the KLIC shelves, discover more about women in a variety of fields highlighted by some of the newer KLIC books.

Geek Girls Don’t Cry: Real-life Lessons from Fictional Female Characters by Andrea Towers HQ1206 .T69 2019  
With the aid of Hermione Granger or Princess Leia, fans can find inspiration to overcome their own problems and be brave. Andrea Towers outlines some of the primary traits heroic women can rely upon, like resilience, self-acceptance, and confidence. Also included are insights from psychologists and personal anecdotes from courageous real-life women involved in pop culture.

200 Women who Will Change the Way You See the World created by Geoff Blackwell and Ruth Hobday; photographs by Kieran E. Scott HQ1154 .B54 2017
Beautiful photographs combine with brief interviews of women all over the world and in a wide variety of professions – film directors, actors, social activists, politicians, and writers explain their journeys in one page interviews.

Hollywood Heroines: the Most Influential Women in Film History edited by Laura L.S. Bauer PN1995.9.W6 H68 2019
Individual, signed essays cover a wide range of women in film making; includes cast directors, costume designers, animators, makeup, and musicians. 
Tigerbelle: the Wyomia Tyus Story by Wyomia Tyus and Elizabeth Terzakis GV697.J69 T977 2018
Wyomia Tyus, a Tennessee State University graduate, earns the gold medal at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City and is the first person to achieve this; but remains relatively unknown.  Her memoir helps to inspire and inform about women in sports as well as close the gap about an important athlete.

Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black & White, Body and Soul in American Music by Ann Powers ML3477 .P69 2017
In light of the #MeToo movement and more women in the political arena, Ann Powers shows how music is constantly involved for centuries with gender, sex, love, freedom, and expression. Explore the various decades which show influencers of Britney and Beyoncé as well as learn more about these contemporary artists.  

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky    JUV Q141 .I33 2016  
Throughout history, women risk all for scientific endeavors in the areas of math, entomology (insects), astronomy, medicine, biology, and information technology.  This book uses colorful and quirky illustrations to highlight these trail-blazing women, mention current women as well as list films, websites, and other books to explore.

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