March Staff Picks: (Her) Stories: Women’s Memoirs

Reading Room, Second Floor

(Her) Stories: Women’s Memoirs celebrates Women’s History month by showcasing women and girls’ memoirs or “personal histories.” Some of the works included in the collection are from new storytellers/ writers. Some are from well-known writers. Some have topped New York Times Best-seller lists. And some have won American Library Association (ALA) book awards. These autobiographical works—and others like them—illustrate the potential of storytelling (or story sharing): it teaches us life lessons and empathy; it connects us to others; it refines our cultural memory; it empowers.

Lorraine LaPrade is a Services Associate at the Gottesman Libraries. She enjoys creative writing, performance art, and teaching empowerment self-defense. She holds a M.S. in Library Science from Long Island University, CW Post, and a M.A. in Women’s Studies from Claremont Graduate University.

Where: Reading Room, Second Floor

Staff Picks is curated each month by the Gottesman Libraries' staff to highlight resources on educational topics and themes of special interest.


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Last Updated: 11:33 am, Monday, Mar 18 , 2019