Women through time

Celebrate Women's History Month by checking out these films, biographies and novels about famous women through time.

Cleopatra : a life / by Stacy Schiff

Cleopatra : a life / Stacy Schiff

Bio Cleopatra

Separates fact from fiction to reconstruct the life of the most influential woman of her era, revealing Cleopatra as a complex woman and shrewd monarch whose life and death reshaped the ancient world.

To see the Hollywood version of her life,  check out the Liz Taylor/Richard Burton DVD.

Michelle Obama / Lucia Raatma

Introduce your children to our current First Lady with this kid's biography of Michelle Obama.

Michelle Obama / Lucia Raatma

E Bio Obama, M.

Founding mothers : the women who raised our nation / Cokie Roberts

Founding mothers : the women who raised our nation / Cokie Roberts

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Explores the lives of women who helped shape the United States, profiling such key figures as Abigail Adams, Eliza Pinkney, Dolley Payne Madison, Deborah Read Franklin, and Catherine Littlefield Greene.

You will also enjoy the sequel: Ladies of liberty

The Paris wife : a novel / Paula McLain

The Paris wife : a novel / Paula McLain

CD Audio Books F McLain, P.

Follows the life of Ernest Hemingway's first wife, Hadley, as she navigates 1920s Paris.

Out of Africa [DVD-videorecording]

Out of Africa [DVD-videorecording]

Film Drama Out

The true story of Karen Blixen, a strong-willed woman who runs a coffee plantation in Kenya in 1914.

The aviator's wife : a novel / Melanie Benjamin

The aviator's wife : a novel / Melanie Benjamin

F Benjamin, M.

A story inspired by the marriage between Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh traces the romance between a handsome young aviator and a shy ambassador's daughter whose relationship is marked by wild international acclaim, history-making flights and the world-shocking abduction of their child.

The other Boleyn girl : a novel / Philippa Gregory

The other Boleyn girl : a novel / Philippa Gregory

F Gregory, P. 

The daughters of a ruthlessly ambitious family, Mary and Anne Boleyn are sent to the court of Henry VIII to attract the attention of the king, who first takes Mary as his mistress, in which role she bears him an illegitimate son, and then Anne as his wife.

The Other Boleyn Girl DVD

Persepolis / Marjane Satrapi

Persepolis / Marjane Satrapi

GN Satrapi, M. 

The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran in a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life.

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin [DVD-videorecording]

Film Drama Temple 

The story of Temple Grandin, an autistic young woman who became a great success story in the field of livestock science.

Half broke horses : a true-life novel / Jeannette Walls

Half broke horses : a true-life novel / Jeannette Walls

F Walls, J.

Presents a novel based on the life of the author's grandmother, Lily Casey Smith, who learned to break horses in childhood, journeyed five hundred miles as a teen to become a teacher, and ran a vast ranch in Arizona with her husband while raising two children.

NBM; Summaries from publisher materials.

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