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Featured Books: Women’s History

University of Houston Libraries invites visitors to explore our book display celebrating women’s history, located in MD Anderson Library. Selections comprise a variety of nonfiction and fiction, with historical and contemporary perspectives.

A book display in MD Anderson Library highlights women's voices.

A book display in MD Anderson Library highlights women’s voices.

Featured books include:

Why I Am Not a Feminist (2017), Jessa Crispin
“…demands nothing less than the total dismantling of a system of oppression” (Melville House).

This Is Not Chick Lit (2006), ed. Elizabeth Merrick
A collection of original short stories from American women writers (Random House).

Ladies Coupé (2001), Anita Nair
“The story of a woman’s search for strength and independence” (Penguin India).

American Daughter (1986), Era Bell Thompson
‎ In this autobiography, Thompson describes her life in early twentieth-century North Dakota (Minnesota Historical Society Press).

Style & Status: Selling Beauty to African American Women, 1920-1975 (2007), Susannah Walker
“This book analyzes an often overlooked facet of twentieth-century consumer society as it explores the political, social, and racial implications of the business devoted to producing and marketing beauty products for African American women” (University Press of Kentucky).

Written by Esmeralda Fisher on March 08th, 2022 and filed under Announcements, Featured, Special Event or Display