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2024 Women’s History Month Book List

Discover Alberta books to read this Women’s History Month! Ask your local independent bookseller for more recommendations or browse titles in the Read Alberta eBook collection.

WE NEED TO DO THIS
By Alexandra Zabjek

We Need to Do This is the story of Alberta women’s shelters. Based on dozens of in-depth interviews, it traces the evolution of a progressive social movement in a traditionally conservative province and includes. The collection is a story of hope and survival for the women’s shelter movement and for the mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins, and daughters it continues to serve.

We Need to Do This: A History of the Women’s Shelter Movement in Alberta and the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters

Alexandra Zabjek (CA)

Published: Sep 15, 2023 by University of Calgary Press
ISBN: 9781773854922

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GUSH
Ed. Rosanna Deerchild, Ariel Gordon, Tanis MacDonald

GUSH offers menstrual manifestos for our time that question the cultural value and social language of monthly blood loss. More than 100 women and nonbinary writers from Canada and around the world share it all in poetry, cartoons, flash fiction, personal essays, lyric confessions, and experimental forms.

GUSH: menstrual manifestos for our times

Published: Jun 02, 2018 by Frontenac House Ltd.
ISBN: 9781927823798

COME MY CHILDREN
By Hekmat Al-Taweel; Edited by Ghada Ageel and Barbara Bill

Come My Children is a vibrant exploration of a Palestinian Christian woman’s history, offering a fresh and often overlooked perspective on Muslim–Christian relationships. The book challenges Western stereotypes of Arab women by recounting Al-Taweel’s educational pursuits, community activism, and insights into life in Gaza during significant historical events.

Come My Children

Hekmat Al-Taweel

Published: Jun 05, 2023 by University of Alberta Press
ISBN: 9781772126761

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GHOSTS IN A PHOTOGRAPH
By Myrna Kostash

In Ghosts in a Photograph, award-winning nonfiction writer Myrna Kostash delves into the lives of her grandparents, all of whom moved from Galicia, now present-day Ukraine, to Alberta at the turn of the twentieth century. Discovering a packet of family mementos, Kostash begins questioning what she knows about her extended families’ pasts and whose narrative is allowed to prevail in Canada.

Ghosts in a Photograph: A Chronical

Myrna Kostash (CA)

Published: Oct 01, 2022 by NeWest Press
ISBN: 9781774390573

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NIGHTWOOD THEATRE
By Shelley Scott

Nightwood Theatre is the longest-running and most influential feminist theatre company in Canada. In Nightwood Theatre: A Woman’s Work Is Always Done, Scott describes the company’s journey toward defining itself as a feminist theatre establishment, highlighting its artistic leadership based on its relevance to diverse communities of women.

Nightwood Theatre: A Woman’s Work Is Always Done

Shelley Scott

Published: Jan 01, 2010 by Athabasca University Press
ISBN: 9781897425558

WHAT THE SOUL DOESN’T WANT
By Lorna Crozier

In this collection, Lorna Crozier describes the passage of time in the way that only she can. Her arresting, edgy poems about aging and grief are surprising and invigorating: a defiant balm. At the same time, she revels in the quirkiness and whimsy of the natural world: the vision of a fly, the naming of an eggplant, and a woman who – not unhappily – finds that cockroaches are drawn to her.

What the Soul Doesn’t Want

Lorna Crozier (CA)

Published: May 01, 2017 by Freehand Books
ISBN: 9781988298122

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ECHO LOBA, LOBA ECHO
By Sonja Swift

Echo Loba, Loba Echo is a story about the metaphor of the wolf and how this is echoed in the lives and minds of people. Through essay and poetry, the metaphor of the wolf, and loba – for she-wolf – is examined the way one might observe the light off a prism, in multi-dimensional ways. The associations are many and diametrically varied.

Echo Loba, Loba Echo: Of Wisdom, Wolves and Women

Sonja Swift

Published: Oct 03, 2023 by RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
ISBN: 9781771606288

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CANADIAN WOMEN ADVENTURERS
By Tamela Georgi

Canada has an exciting legacy of courageous women who pushed through gender barriers and often exercised great daring, forging new paths and opportunities for other women. This collection of stories tells of strong, determined women whose dreams and experiences changed the shape of Canadian history and culture.

Canadian Women Adventurers: Stories of Daring and Courage

Tamela Georgi (CA), Lisa Wojna (CA)

Published: Apr 01, 2005 by Folklore Publishing
ISBN: 9781894864398

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