Tag: women’s rights

Looking Back on Women in Focus: The 19th in 2020

Looking Back on Women in Focus: The 19th in 2020

Last January, which now feels like approximately 8,000 Januarys ago, we here at Booklist set out to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. The precise date of the historic milestone was August 26, 2020, but our celebration went year-round: we underscored reviews of powerful, female-centered stories with a special “Women […]

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Now Announcing Women in Focus: The 19th in 2020

Now Announcing Women in Focus: The 19th in 2020

This August 26, 2020, will mark the hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. And starting with our January issue—live now!—Booklist will be dedicating the entire year (including all 22 print issues and four major conferences) to not only honor this historic moment in the ongoing fight for women’s rights, but to amplify […]

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Miss Mary Reporting: A Middle-Grade Biography of Pioneering Sportswriter Mary Garber

Miss Mary Reporting: A Middle-Grade Biography of Pioneering Sportswriter Mary Garber

Lynn: Reading for Bookends is a very humbling job. I am always finding books about subjects I know nothing about—but should! Pioneering female sportswriter Mary Ellen Garber is a prime example. Thankfully, there’s Miss Mary Reporting: the True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber (2016) by Sue Macy. Born in 1916, Mary Ellen Garber loved sports. Much to her […]

Book Cover Update: The Breadwinner

Book Cover Update: The Breadwinner

Cindy: International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8th, provided a perfect excuse to look at the cover-art changes on Deborah Ellis’ The Breadwinner. Eleven-year-old Parvana’s story of life in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan is a perfect introduction to women’s rights around the world for young readers. The original cover art features a desert-palette, watercolor image of what appears […]