Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott
Tall Blondes by Lynn Sherr
Who doesn't love giraffes? This cultural history of the amazing mammal is easy to read. By the end, you will have an arsenal of giraffe facts to share. Lynn Sherr, journalist, is one of the women highlighted by the National Women's History Project. She fell in love with giraffes on a visit to the African bush, and is a tall blonde herself. Other interesting books about women by Lynn Sherr are Failure is Impossible: Susan B. Anthony in Her Own Words and Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space. Sherr is also the author of a memoir, Outside the Box and Swim: Why We Love the Water.
Vindication: A Life of Mary Wollstonecraft by Lyndall Gordon
Follow the amazing life of the founder of modern feminism in this biography by renowned author Lyndall Gordon. The book looks at all aspects of Mary Wollstonecraft - as teacher, writer, lover and traveler. Other books about women by Lyndall Gordon are Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds and Charlotte Bronte: A Passionate Life.
Check back each week to find more ideas for exploring the women whose lives or published works are part of the Glenview Public Library collection, Be sure to see our display on the first floor to the left of the check out desk.