Join us on Wednesday March 7, 2018 for a fascinating program about some of the amazing women of Chicago’s past and present. While you’re waiting, check out these books. Not all of these women will be profiled in the program, but they're all inspiring and have links to Chicago. Come to the Information desk for more suggestions to keep you reading during Women’s History Month, and register for Hell Hath No Fury: The Wild, Wicked, and Wonderful Women of the Windy City to learn more about these incredible women.
Addams was the first American woman to receive a Nobel Peace Prize
Wells was an early Civil Rights activist and crusader against lynching.
Ada and Minna Everleigh owned and operated The Everleigh Club, an opulent brothel patronized by the wealthy and influential of Chicago.
As well as serving as former First Lady, Obama is a lawyer, writer, and advocate.
FICTION BY WOMEN FROM CHICAGO:
Cisneros is an award winning author and a key figure in Chicana literature.
The first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize. She was also the Illinois Poet Laureate in 1968.
Roth is author of the bestselling dystopian book and movie trilogy, which also take place in Chicago.
Gone Girl may take place in New York, but Flynn has called Chicago home for the duration of her writing career.
DVDS FROM CHICAGO WOMEN:
Juno (Diablo Cody)
Party Down (Jane Lynch)
Dreamgirls (Jennifer Hudson)
CHICAGO CENTRIC DVDS: