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Welcome to Nonfiction November! Our hosts–Rennie at What’s Nonfiction?, Katie at Doing Dewey, Veronica at The Thousand Book Project, Christopher at Plucked from the Stacks, and Jaymi at The OC Book Girl–have five weeks of fun topics for us to explore. I’m writing about women in history for Veronica’s prompt:
“Three ways to join in this week! You can either share 3 or more books on a single topic that you have read and can recommend (be the expert), you can put the call out for good nonfiction on a specific topic that you have been dying to read (ask the expert), or you can create your own list of books on a topic that you’d like to read (become the expert).”
I’m not a real expert by any means, but these are books I’ve read and recommend about women in history. Some are major figures, some are more obscure, but they’re all fascinating. I incidentally listed three titles in last week’s fiction/nonfiction pairings that would work for this topic too but I decided not to write about them two weeks in a row. I haven’t written reviews for many of these books but I do recommend them all.
Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women’s Fight for Their Rights by Mikki Kendall, illustrated by A. D’Amico
Adventures in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella Lucy Bird (There is some problematic language/views about Native Americans in this memoir, first published in 1879. I decided to include it because Mrs. Bird was a pioneer in travel and exploration, ultimately becoming the first woman allowed to join the Royal Geographic Society.)
Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic by Jennifer Niven
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
Becoming by Michelle Obama
That’s what I have! Which books would you add to my topic? Be sure to write your own “expert” post and link up at The Thousand Book Project!