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Women: Reflective Women: Memoirs and Autobiographies
Hear from women in their own voices. These stories of immigrants, chefs and politicians, Somalis, Americans and Iranians, mothers, sisters and daughters.
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Title: Fifty Black Women Who Changed America
Author: Alexander, Amy
ISBN: 1559724781
Notes: Includes chapters on Phillis Wheatley, Zora Neale Hurston, Rudy Dee, Marian Wright Edelman, Angela Davis and others.

 
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Title: Once Upon a Quinceañera
Author: Alvarez, Julia
ISBN: 9780670038732
Notes: Celebrated author Alvarez mixes memoir and social science in this examination of the coming-of-age celebration for Latina teens.

 
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Title: My Life in France
Author: Child, Julia and Alex Prud'homme
ISBN: 1400043468
Notes: A culinary autobiography from master chef Julia Child.

 
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Title: The Girls Who Went Away
Author: Fessler, Ann
ISBN: 9781594200946
Notes: Subtitled: The hidden history of women who surrendered children for adoption in the decades before Roe v. Wade.

 
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Title: Infidel
Author: Hirsi Ali, Ayaan
ISBN: 9780743289689
Notes: From Somali immigrant fleeing a forced marriage to Dutch politician, Hirsi Ali's controversial life story of her work on behalf of Muslim women.

 
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Title: The Woman Warrior : Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
Author: Kingston, Maxine Hong
ISBN: 0394400674
Notes: A memoir of five women, including Kingston herself, that reflects on the cultural transmission among women.

 
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Title: The Golden Road
Author: Millner, Caille
ISBN: 9781594201097
Notes: A young African American journalist reflects on her life and her parents quest for upward mobility.

 
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Title: The Women Who Raised Me
Author: Rowell, Victoria
ISBN: 9780061246593
Notes: The actress and dancer describes her origins as a mixed-race child from the Maine foster care system, her efforts to build her career, and the remarkable women who supported and inspired her.

 
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Title: Persepolis: The Story of A Childhood
Author: Satrapi, Marjane (2003)
ISBN: 0375422307
Call Number: Graphic Novel
Notes: A graphic autobiography of an Iranian childhood.

 
 
Title: Standing Tall
Author: Stringer, C. Vivian and Laura Tucker
ISBN: 9780307406095
Notes: Memoir from the coach of the 2007 NCAA Tournament Champion Women's Basketball team.