What Am I Reading – Chapter Six

Hi Everybody!

I hope everyone is having a great first day of February. I sure am! I just finished Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly! I can’t wait to review it this year!

In the meantime, I’m still chugging along reading What Was Your Name Downriver by Anthony Lowe, Blowback by Brad Thor, and The Book of Love by Shah Asad Rizvi. Luckily, I started a new book that I hope to review for Women’s History Month next month, and it’s called…..

Wild Women of Michigan: A History of Spunk and Tenacity by Norma Lewis is about the women who performed extraordinary acts that challenged and changed the world (they lived in Michigan obviously). It ranges from known people like Gilda Radner and Madame Marie-Therese Cadillac to the obscure like Anna Howard Shaw and Pearl Kendrick. The book even includes women of color like Loney Gordon – an African-American woman who assisted Kendrick with developing the vaccine against the Whooping Cough – and Madeleine LaFramboise – a mixed Odawa and French woman who was one of the most successful fur traders in the Northwest Territory. It’s very informative so far, and I look forward to reading more about these women.

The only complaint that I have is the structure. Sometimes, there will be a section that’s devoted to one person, but it will end up talking about others at the end. Despite that, the positive of learning about these women in an accessible way outweighs that little negative so far.

We now come to the end of the sixth chapter of “What Am I Reading?”

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Published by emilyblakowski

I work at two public libraries in southeast Michigan, and I facilitate a book club for one of them. I also hold a Bachelor's degree in History and Theatre from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI; a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI; and a Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration also from Wayne. In my downtime, I love hanging out with friends, listening to music (like classic rock and K-pop), and watching shows like "Monty Python's Flying Circus"!

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