Growing Up Female Bibliography

Query From Cynthia Russett 31 Dec 1996

As part of a joint program of our university and the city public schools, I am leading a seminar for middle and high school teachers in the spring on "Growing Up Female in Life and Literature." This course will focus on the American scene from the seventeenth century to the present (though not, of course, exhaustively) and will consider stories of the female life cycle, in its entirety or in particular phases. Works of both fiction and nonfiction(biography, autobiography, diaries, letters) will be included, and I want to use fiction writing for children and young adults as well as adult fiction.

I am familiar with the standard historical works on American women's history, and I some ideas about biographies and fiction dealing with white women, and to a lesser extent with African-American women. While I would welcome any suggestions, I am in particular need of suggestions about Native American and Latina women---bios, autobios, novels or short stories, including those written for children. Thanks for your help.


Benmayor, Rina and Andor Skotnes, Ed. _Migration and Identity_ (International Yearbook of Oral History and Life Stories, Vol. 3)

Buijs, Gina Migrant Women: Crossing Boundaries and Changing Identities_(Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Women, Vol. 7., paperback)

Cather, Willa _Sapphira and the Slave Girl_

Cisneros, Sandra _The House on Mango Street_, _Woman Hollering Creek_

Crow Dog, Mary _Lakota Woman_

Dunaway, David King _Writing the Southwest_

Faung, Jean Lee _Asian American Experiences in the United States: Oral Histories of First to Fourth Generation Americans from China, the Philippines, Japan_

Hale, Janet Campbell _Bloodlines_

Hill, Ruth Edminds, Ed. _Black Women Oral History Project: From the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America_(Radcliffe, Vol. 3)

Jacobs, Harriet _Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl_

Lewis, Oscar _Four Women Living in the Revolution: An Oral History of Contemporary Cuba_

Moore, Marat _Women in the Mines: Stories of Life and Work_(Twayne's Oral History Series, Cloth, No. 20)

Patai, Daphne & Sherna Berga Gluck, Eds. _Women's Words: The Feminist Practice of Oral History_

Pollack, Sandra and Denise D. Knight, Eds. _Contemporary Lesbian Writers of the United States, A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook_

Ponce, Mary Helen _Hoyt Street_

Qoyawayma, Polingaysi _No Turning Back_ (Hopi)

Reese, Lyn Ed. _I'm On My Way Running: Women Speak on Coming of Age_(Avon Press)

Roberts, Elizabeth _A Woman's Place: An Oral History of Working-Class Women 1890-1940: Family Sexuality and Social Relations in Past Times_ see also Robert's _Women and Families: An Oral History, 1940-1970: Family, Sexuality and Social Relations in Past Times_

Sa, Zitkala autobiographical essays included in _Classic American Autobiographies_, ed. William L. Andrews(ca. 1991)

Santiago, Esmeralda _When I was Puerto Rican_(Vintage, 1993)

Sekaquaptewa, Helen _Me and Mine_ (Hopi)

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk Biography

Swan, Madonna Biography

Underwood, Paula _The Walking People: A Native American Oral History_

Wallis, Velma _Two Old Women: An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival_

Walters, Anna _Talking Indian_

Wilson, Harriet _Our Nig_

Other suggestions:

National Women's History Project 7738 Bell Rd.
Windsor, California 95492-8518
Ph: 707-838-6000
Fax: 707-838-0478

_Nightflying Woman_ (no author)

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