Welcome to The Bookwoman, the Woman’s National Book Association’s blog! New content will drop every Tuesday and Friday and the occasional Thursday.
Fifty years ago, the Women’s National Book Association – San Francisco was founded by Effie Lee Morris, a groundbreaking librarian and educator. She recognized the power of literacy and education in overcoming racism, inequality, and poverty. To celebrate fifty fabulous years, the WNBA-SF hosted an event at the San Francisco public library in March 2018 […]
The member diversity in the WNBA makes our goal of connecting, educating, advocating, and leading possible. As bookwomen, we believe “Books Have Power.” The Bookwoman welcomes Catherine Jardines (WNBA-Charlotte) to the “Power Behind the WNBA” interview series! Tell us about yourself. My name is Catherine Jardines. I’m the president of the Charlotte chapter of the WNBA. By […]
When I was growing up, we moved about every five years. That meant I was always the “new kid on the block” and the new kid in grammar school, junior high, and high school. Always entering a room, a group, an activity filled with people who had known each other for a long time and […]
The member diversity in the WNBA makes our goal of connecting, educating, advocating, and leading possible. As bookwomen, we believe “Books Have Power.” The Bookwoman welcomes Nicole Eiden (WNBA-New Orleans) to the “Power behind the WNBA” interview series! Tell us about yourself. I am a poet and filmmaker interested in exploring the challenges and beauty […]
On November 3, the New Orleans Chapter celebrated National Reading Group Month at the Xavier University of Louisiana Library. Before introducing the event’s two illustrious authors, Past-President Marie Breaux said with a laugh, “New Orleanians are allowed to be fashionably late.” Fitting with the program’s theme, “The Art of Biography,” the two speakers, Clare Coss […]