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Women's Review of Books Volume 26, Issue 6

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November/December 2009

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The Teacher and the Student Beyond the Miracle Worker: The Remarkable Life of Anne Sullivan Macy and Her Extraordinary Friendship with Helen Keller By Kim Neilsen
Reviewed by Deborah Kent

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The Paella of Revolution To Change the World: My Years in Cuba By Margaret Randall
Reviewed by Minrose Gwin

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The Revolutionist The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR’s Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience By Kirstin Downey
Reviewed by Susan Feiner

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Isolation and Repression Perfect Hostage: A Life of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s
Prisoner of Conscience By Justin Wintle
No Time for Dreams: Living in Burma Under Military Rule By Carolyn Wakeman and San San Tin
Reviewed by Marianne Villanueva

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Baseball is War Stolen Bases: Why American Girls Don’t Play Baseball By Jennifer Ring
Reviewed by Laura Pappano

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Words Wrenched Out of Silence To Hell and Back: The Life of Samira Bellil By Samira Bellil, translated by Lucy R. McNair
Reviewed by Cécile Oumhani

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Poetry By Leslie Ullman

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Cartoon Telling Stories By Joey Alison Sayers

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Field Notes The Mind of the Poet: New Work by Leslie Ullman
Reviewed by Robin Becker

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A Taste of Today’s Poets When She Named Fire: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by American Women Edited by Andrea Hollander Budy
Reviewed by Carol Bere

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Cooking and Eating Kitchen Literacy: How We Lost Knowledge of Where Food Comes From and Why We Need to Get It Back By Anne Vileisis
Reviewed by Jan Zita Grover

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The Growth of a Writer Triangular Road: A Memoir By Paule Marshall
Reviewed by Florence Ladd

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Hip Hop Warzones The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop—And Why It Matters By Tricia Rose
Pimps Up, Ho’s Down: Hip Hop’s Hold on Young Black Women By T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting
Reviewed by Latoya Peterson

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The Imperial Presidency The Deepening Darkness: Patriarchy, Resistance, and Democracy’s Future By Carol Gilligan and David A. J. Richards
Reviewed by Dianne M. Hunter

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Religious Feminists Taking Back God: American Women Rising Up for Religious Equality By Leora Tanenbaum
Surprised by God: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religion By Danya Ruttenberg
Dating Jesus: A Story of Fundamentalism, Feminism, and the American Girl By Susan Campbell
A Dynamic God: Living an Unconventional Catholic Faith By Nancy Mairs
Reviewed by Ann Braude

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