Saturday, March 6, 2010

Diversity Roll Call: Celebrating Women's History

March is Women's History Month. To celebrate I am asking you to provide a short annotated bibliography of reference or history titles. Call me a geek, but I enjoy reading them. I hoard reference books. Our girls and we, women, are bombarded with narrow, stifling images of ourselves. There is a lack of positive imaging. However, rather than simply complain, let us educate ourselves and take on the responsibility of promoting and supporting women. And there are those men who love and respect us who celebrate us as well so the question is, who and what should we be reading in honor of women?

If you don't own or haven't read any reference titles, what memoirs, autobiographies or biographies do you recommend? What women's book impacted you in an indelible way? Do you have any favorite books by women about women?

Post your links here. Each month, I'll draw a random name among the participants to win a book from our Prize Bucket. Please join us. And read to your favorite girl.


Anonymous said...

TAHNKS FOR YOUR SHARING~~~VERY NICE ........................................

Kristi's Book Nook said...

I love Maya Angelou, "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings"

Jean Mendoza said...

I enjoy & take many good things from the work by many amazing Indigenous women writers in Reinventing the Enemy's Language: Contemporary Native Women's Writings of North America, edited by Joy Harjo and Gloria Bird.

evelyn.n.alfred said...

Annotated bibliography??? I'm much too lazy for that, but I can tell you some of the non-fiction books I have.

Longing to Tell by Tricia Rose
Wrapped in Rainbows by Valerie Boyd
Several books by bell hooks, like Killing Racism and her memoir Bone Black
Sister Outsider, The Cancer Journals, and Zami by Audre Lorde
Black Queer Studies by E. Patrick Johnson and Mae G. Henderson
Homegirls by Barbara Smith
The Black Feminist Reader by Joy James and T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting

...and a bunch of others, but I'm sure that was more than you wanted to know.

Color Online said...

Thanks for the early responses.

The upside of participating in the meme with a blog post on your own blog promotes the meme and informs more readers. Don't you want your readers to enjoy this as much as you do?

There are no hard rules. You don't have to annotate your list.

Mrs. Pilkington said...

When & Where I Enter, by Paula Giddings, is an old favourite.

susan said...

Please tell me we are going to have real participation. We can't celebrate ourselves?

Simplify this however you see fit but please consider informing and educating us about women who made or are making history.

susan said...

Zetta's post is a must-read.