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Friday, March 20, 2015

We Are Women, Hear Us Roar Even Louder

A few weeks ago we wrote about some of our favorite strong female characters from children's and young adult literature. This week we continue our celebration of Women's History Month with some of our favorite ladies from adult literature. Do we mention your favorite?
The Re-Gifters
Mike Carey
Jen Dik "Dixie" Seong is a rising hapkido star who learns to place herself above her romantic involvements.
"Sword of Truth" series
Terry Goodkind
Kahlan Amnell is the Mother Confessor and the fearless protector of her land and people.
The House on Mango Street
Sandra Cisneros
Esperanza Cordero strives to make a better place for herself in the world.
"Amelia Peabody" series
Elizabeth Peters
Amelia Peabody Emerson is a fearless explorer, budding Egyptologist, and amateur detective.
The Stand
Stephen King
Don't mess with Mother Abigail.
"The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series
Alexander McCall Smith
Precious Ramotswe's life has had its ups and downs, but now she has opened her own detective agency. Look out world!
"A Song of Fire and Ice" series
George R. R. Martin
Arya Stark stands out in this epic fantasy series dominated by men.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Betty Smith
Mary Frances "Francie" Nolan wants an education and an education she shall have, no matter how long it takes.
The Color Purple
Alice Walker
Celie learns to be a stronger woman in the oppressive South.
The Poisonwood Bible
Barbara Kingsolver
Missionary father drags twin daughters Leah and Adah Price (Don't make us choose!) and the rest of his family to the Congo, where they struggle to survive.

If we didn't mention your favorite, please let us know about it in the comments section. If you like to make these ladies' acquaintances, be sure to drop by the Mississippi Library Commission or your local public library to check them out!

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