In March 2023, the National Women's History Alliance has chosen the Women's History Month theme "Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories." This theme is a tribute to women who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, TV, stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, and more. Here are just a few of these women's stories you can find in the San Jose Public Library catalog:
Women Who Write Plays: Interview With American Dramatists includes interviews with 25 notable American playwrights, including Eve Ensler, Lynn Nottage, and Wakako Yamauchi.
Film Makers: 15 Groundbreaking Women Directors is an e-book that profiles prominent movie directors such as Kathryn Bigelow, Ava DuVernay, Chloé Zhao, and Petra Costa.
In A Life of One's Own: Nine Women Writers Begin Again, Joanna Biggs explores the unconventional paths explored by writers such as Mary Wollstonecraft, Zora Neale Hurston, and Toni Morrison in order to tell their stories.
We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy features a myriad of funny storytellers, including Carol Burnett, Margaret Cho, Maya Rudolph, and many more.
Heroines of the Qing: Exemplary Women Tell Their Stories takes the reader back to 18th and 19th century China to discover newly available writings from female authors of the time.
Women's History Month Celebrations
In honor of Women's History Month, the San Jose Public Library is hosting FREE events for people of all ages.
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