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November 6, 2006

Library of Congress Features New "Women Who Dare" Book Series at Books & Beyond Program on November. 16

The seven authors of the Library of Congress "Women Who Dare" series, which celebrates the lives of remarkable women who have shaped American history, will discuss their books at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Montpelier Room on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.

A book signing will follow the presentation, which is part of the Books & Beyond author series sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The Library’s Publishing Office, which published the books in cooperation with Pomegranate Publications, is cosponsoring the event. The event is free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are required.

"For more than 200 years, the Library of Congress has been gathering materials necessary to tell the stories of women in America," said Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. "Drawing on the Library’s remarkable women’s history, this series is designed to provide readers with an entertaining introduction to the life of a notable American woman or a significant topic in women’s history."

The "Women Who Dare" series focuses on women who have changed the course of American history through their courage and spirit, often in the face of overwhelming circumstances. The six books and their authors are "Woman of the Suffrage Movement" by Janice E. Ruth and Evelyn Sinclair, "Women of the Civil War" by Michelle A. Krowl, "Helen Keller" by Aimee Hess, "Amelia Earhart" by Susan Reyburn, "Eleanor Roosevelt" by Anjelina Michelle Keating and "Women of the Civil Rights Movement" by Linda Barrett Osborne.

For a guide to Library of Congress resources for the study of women’s history and culture, visit the American Memory collections at

Established by law in 1977 as a public-private partnership, the Center for the Book uses the resources and prestige of the Library of Congress to stimulate public interest in books, reading and libraries. For information about the Center’s national reading promotion networks, publications, projects and forthcoming activities, visit

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PR 06-208
ISSN 0731-3527

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