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Seeking Black History Books For The Gal’s Guide Women’s History Library

We are seeking Black History books for our new library!

Gal’s Guide is building an independent women’s history library and is seeking works by women and about women in various career fields. This month we have a list of 20 books in celebration and in honor of Black History Month.

UPDATE: we opened the Gal's Guide Library on March 6, 2020.

Each link goes to our Amazon Smile Charity Wish List.

If you have these books and would like to donate used copies, mail them directly to the library.

Mail book donations to:
Gal’s Guide
c/o Nickel Plate Arts
107 S. 8th Street
Noblesville, IN 46060

Thank you!

Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray by Rosalind Rosenberg 

The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers (Penguin Classics) by Various Authors 

GOT IT!! Unbowed: A Memoir by Wangari Maathai 

Dreaming with the Ancestors: Black Seminole Women in Texas and Mexico (Race and Culture in the American West Series) by Shirley Boteler Mock 

Natural Rebels: A Social History of Enslaved Black Women in Barbados by Hilary McD. Beckles 

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (Crossing Press Feminist Series) by Audre Lorde

African Women: Early History to the 21st Century by Kathleen Sheldon

Accomplished: African-American Women in Victorian America (Abridged, Annotated) by Monroe A. Majors

African American Women of the Old West by Tricia Martineau Wagner 

Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House by Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley

Women of the Civil Rights Movement (Women Who Dare) by Linda Barrett Osborne 

Coretta: My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King 

The Narrative of Sojourner Truth by Sojourner Truth 

Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom by Catherine Clinton 

GOT IT!! Unbought and Unbossed: Expanded 40th Anniversary Edition by Shirley Chisholm 

In Praise of Black Women, Volume 2: Heroines of the Slavery Era by Simone Schwarz-Bart 

In Praise of Black Women, Volume 1: Ancient African Queens by Simone Schwarz-Bart

The Life of Bessie Coleman (Legendary African Americans) by Connie Plantz 

Ida: A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching by Paula J. Giddings

GOT IT!! African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850–1920 by Rosalyn Terborg-Penn

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