Tuesday, March 24, 2015

[News and Notes] March is Women's History Month

Women’s History Month takes place throughout the month of March. Today's News and Notes updates are all about the women.

Bertrice Small

O'Malley Saga author Bertrice Small passed away February 24 at the age of 77. Born in 1937 and the author of 56 novels, she was best known for “bodice-ripping” historical romances, fantasy romances, and erotic novels. (Source: New York Times Obituary) (Bertrice Small--library catalog)

Louise Erdrich won this year's Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. Erdrich's novel, The Round House, won the National Book Award in 2012. (Source: New York Times)

Carol Berkin (Revolutionary Mothers) and Ida B. Wells (Crusade for Justice), and Wilma Mankiller (Mankiller: A Chief and Her People) were among the powerful women profiled in BookRiot's So You Want to Properly Celebrate Women's History Month

African American authors Harriet E. Wilson and Toni Morrison made Flavorwire’s list of Female Firsts in the Arts  

OpenCulture shares 74 Essential Books for Your Personal Library: A List Curated by Female Creatives

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