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Featured Books: March 2021: Women's History Month

This rotating "book display" showcases books, eBooks, and audiobooks on new and trending topics relevant to the ERAU Prescott community.

Books and eBooks

Data and Statistics

Statista Infographic of Rising Number of Female NASA Astronauts

Number of Female NASA Astronauts Rises

Buchholz, K. (January 16, 2020). Number of Female NASA Astronauts Rises [Digital image]. Retrieved February 23, 2021, from https://www.statista.com

Statista bar chart.

Change in women-owned firms in the United States from 2014 to 2019, by industry

American Express. (September 23, 2019). Change in women-owned firms in the United States from 2014 to 2019, by industry [Graph]. In Statista. Retrieved February 23, 2021, from https://www.statista.com

Statista chart for How diverse if Tesla's leadership?

How Diverse is Tesla's Leadership?

McCarthy, N. (December 8, 2020). How Diverse Is Tesla's Workforce? [Digital image]. Retrieved February 23, 2021, from https://www.statista.com

Statista bar chart of Share of technology and healthcare startups with no women on board of directors in the United States from 2015 to 2020

Share of technology and healthcare startups with no women on board of directors in the United States from 2015 to 2020

Silicon Valley Bank. (September 2, 2020). Share of technology and healthcare startups with no women on board of directors in the United States from 2015 to 2020 [Graph]. In Statista. Retrieved February 23, 2021, from https://www.statista.com

Women's History Month 2021

Films and Streaming Media

Poster for Picture a Scientist Feature-Length Documentary

Picture a Scientist

Available through Films on Demand/ Alexander Street Press database.

PICTURE A SCIENTIST is a feature-length documentary film chronicling the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. A biologist, a chemist and a geologist lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, overcoming brutal harassment, institutional discrimination, and years of subtle slights to revolutionize the culture of science. From cramped laboratories to spectacular field sites, we also encounter scientific luminaries who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.

On Her Shoulders

"Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to the world, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people."

Hayley Pappas, Brock Williams, Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown, RYOT, F., & Red Reel (Producers), & Bombach, A. (Director). (2018). On Her Shoulders. [Video/DVD] Oscilloscope Pictures. https://video.alexanderstreet.com/watch/on-her-shoulders

Dolores

Available through Films on Demand/ Alexander Street Press database.

"Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century - and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one's life to social change."

Brian Benson, & Alpita Patel (Producers), & Bratt, P. (Director). (2017). Dolores. [Video/DVD] Ro*Co Films. Retrieved from https://video.alexanderstreet.com/watch/Dolores

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

Available through Films on Demand/ Alexander Street Press database.

"Chronicle of activist Jane Jacobs' battle with developers who threatened to demolish NYC's most historic neighborhoods and a lesson in the power of the average person to push back."

Robert Hammond, & Jenny Carchman (Producers), & Tyrnauer, M. (Director). (2016). Citizen Jane: Battle for the City. [Video/DVD] Sundance Selects. https://video.alexanderstreet.com/watch/citizen-jane-battle-for-the-city

Wings of their own: a documentary

"From Kitty Hawk to Cape Canaveral, a few women have found "Wings of their own". From record-breaking altitude testing, air races, package delivery services and aerobatics to sightseeing tours, commercial shifts, leisure flights, military service, helicopter support runs, and ventures into space, women have piloted all kinds of aircraft...