March 9, 2007 "Women Who Dare" Book Series Adds Four New Titles

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From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to the peak of Mount Everest, armed with picket signs, pickaxes or simply a voice of their own, women have changed the course of history through their courage and spirit, often in the face of overwhelming obstacles.

Their achievements have been chronicled in four new titles in the “Women Who Dare” book series, published by the Library of Congress in association with Pomegranate Communications: “Marian Anderson” by Howard Kaplan, “Margaret Mead” by Aimee Hess, “Women Explorers” by Sharon M. Hannon and “Women for Change” by Sara Day.

Denied the right to perform at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., because she was African American, Marian Anderson sang before a crowd of 75,000 gathered at the Lincoln Memorial on Easter Sunday 1939 for this defining moment in American history.

A decade earlier, armed with a tape recorder and a typewriter, anthropologist Margaret Mead began traveling the globe to document the daily lives of other cultures.

Like women who explored uncharted territory, women reformers broke new ground in their quest for temperance, suffrage, peace and gender equality. The actions of these women – some famous, others lesser known – paved the way for future generations.

Other titles in the “Women Who Dare” series include “Amelia Earhart,” “Helen Keller,” “Eleanor Roosevelt,” “Women of the Civil War,” “Women of the Suffrage Movement” and “Women of the Civil Rights Movement.”

Each 64-page title, containing 40 illustrations, is available for $12.95 in bookstores nationwide and in the Library of Congress Sales Shop, Washington, DC 20540-4985. Credit card orders are taken at (888) 682-3557. Online orders can be placed at

For more information on the Library’s women’s history collection, go to


PR 07-043
ISSN 0731-3527