Welcome to The Bookwoman, the Woman’s National Book Association’s blog! New content will drop every Tuesday and Friday and the occasional Thursday.
This week, March 18–24, marks Shakespeare Week, a national endeavor in the United Kingdomw (UK) to celebrate William Shakespeare and bring awareness of his work to young children. Created by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the week will expose almost 2 million children in the UK to the Bard and his work. And for good reason. […]
While walking down the hallway of JHS 43 on 127th and Amsterdam, in Harlem, a light-skinned woman pointed at me with the sharp triangle of her chin, and said I’d be lucky if I made it to the end of the school year without getting pregnant. The other woman responded I’d be lucky if I […]
Today we celebrate International Women’s Day! It is a day to celebrate women, to focus on the needs of women, and to take action in support of women everywhere. According to the International Women’s Day website, today is about “unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action — whatever that looks like globally at a local […]
The Women’s National Book Association is home to a talented membership who do so much to promote literacy in our communities. Kudos to these members for their outstanding work! Nashville Tamera Alexander‘s With This Pledge was released January 8, 2019. This inspirational historical romance novel is the first in her latest series, The Carnton […]
The member diversity in the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) makes our goal of connecting, educating, advocating, and leading possible. As Bookwomen, we believe Books Have Power. To kick off Women’s History Month, we off you 5 quotes by women writers. We hope these words—these women—will inspire you. Anna Quindlen NPR “After all those years […]