Women’s History Month 2009

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Langsdale Library is highlighting works that touch on this year’s theme: “Women Taking the Lead to Save our Planet.” We have also highlighted some other works by or about women that may be of interest. The permanent location for this guide is: http://langsdale.ubalt.edu/whm/whm2009.htm; for more resources, please see our Women’s Studies Guide.

For help locating these titles, or to locate additional resources, please stop by or contact the Reference Desk.


Africa in My Blood: An Autobiography in Letters – The Early Years
Jane Goodall
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000
QL31.G58 A3 2000

An Atomic Romance: A Novel
Bobbie Ann Mason
New York: Random House, 2005
PS3563.A7877 A88 2005

A Companion to Feminist Geography
Lise Nelson & Joni Seager
Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2005
Net Library E-Book
(Access to this electronic book is available to students, faculty, staff, and on-site users at USMAI institutions)

Courage for the Earth: Writers, Scientists, and Activists Celebrate the Life and Writing of Rachel Carson
Peter Matthiessen
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2007
QH545.P4 C684 2007

Ecological Politics: Ecofeminists and the Greens
Greta Gaard
Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1998
GE197 .G33 1998

The Gentle Subversive: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the Rise of the Environmental Movement
Mark Hamilton Lytle
New York: Oxford University Press, 2007
QH31.C33 L98 2007

Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey
Jane Goodall
New York: Warner Books, 1999
QL31.G58 R45 1999

Saving the World: A Novel
Julia Alvarez
Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2006
PS3551.L845 S28 2006

Silent Spring (40th Anniversary Ed.)
Rachel Carson
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002
QH545.P4 C38 2002

The Tree-Sitter: A Novel
Suzanne Matson
New York: Norton, 2006
PS3563.A8378 T74 2006

Women Pioneers for the Environment
Mary Joy Breton
Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1998
GE55 .B74 1998

Films & Documentaries (films written and/or directed by women)

Kissing Jessica Stein (2002)
Writers: Heather Juergensen and Jennifer Westfeldt
PN1997.2 .K577 2002

Marie Antoinette (2007)
Director: Sofia Coppola
PN1995.9.H5 M3754 2007

Sherrybaby (2006)
Writer and Director: Laurie Collyer
PN1995.9.M45 S547 2006

Thelma & Louise, Special Edition (1991)
Writer: Callie Khouri
PN1997 .T485 2003

Vanity Fair (2005)
Director: Mira Nair
PN1997.2 .V36 2005

Waitress (2006)
Writer and Director: Adrienne Shelley
PN1997.2 .W258 2007

Women Behind the Camera (2007)
Director: Alexis Krasilovsky
TR849.A1 W66 2007


American Women: A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women’s History & Culture in the United States


National Women’s History Museum Cyber Exhibits
While this museum awaits a permanent home in Washington, DC, the NWHM has created more than a dozen online exhibits celebrating women’s contributions to American history.

National Women’s History Project
Founded in 1980, this organization sets the theme for U.S. Women’s History Month each year. The site also contains a list of Women’s History Month honorees past and present, as well as links to other resources.

Presidential Proclamation for Women’s History Month 2009
Read President Obama’s proclamation, which was signed on March 3.

Smithsonian Education – Women’s History Month
Find a list of resources, events, and visitor information.

Women’s History Month
This page links to online collections and exhibits, events, multimedia files, and information for teachers. Sponsors include the Library of Congress, National Endowment for the Humanities, Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. Holocaust Museum, and the National Park Service.

Women’s History Month Free Resources Site (Gale)
Includes screensavers, calendars, activities, biographies, a quiz, and other materials.

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