Five-Star Stories of Strong Women

A Listmania! list by K. Vestal (NC)
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The list author says: "Following is a list of books and movies, all of which have earned 5 stars in my reviews, and all of which depict inspiring women of strength:"
In the Time of the Butterflies
1.  In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
The list author says:
  "Intriguing story of the four Mirabal sisters of the Dominican Republic, who were involved in the underground movement against Trujillo's dictatorship during the 1950's-1960's"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (339 customer reviews)

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Helen Barrett Montgomery: The Global Mission of Domestic Feminism
2.  Helen Barrett Montgomery: The Global Mission of Domestic Feminism by Kendal P. Mobley
The list author says:
  "Fascinating history of Helen Barrett Montgomery (1861-1934) who shaped the history of women"
$44.95   Used & New from: $40.96
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

The Secret Life of Bees
3.  The Secret Life of Bees DVD ~ Dakota Fanning
The list author says:
  "A story of bee-keeping sisters who stand firm through life's trials, based on the novel by Sue Monk Kidd"
$7.79   Used & New from: $0.98
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (351 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

Mother Teresa
4.  Mother Teresa DVD ~ Olivia Hussey
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  "Inspiring film of the life of the woman who personified humility and grace"
$8.40   Used & New from: $0.43
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)

Orlean Puckett: The Life of a Mountain Midwife
5.  Orlean Puckett: The Life of a Mountain Midwife by Karen Cecil Smith
The list author says:
  "The history of an amazing and legendary midwife of the Blue Ridge Mountains"
$10.97   Used & New from: $3.75
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Yentl (Two-Disc Director's Cut)
6.  Yentl (Two-Disc Director's Cut) DVD ~ Barbra Streisand
The list author says:
  "Barbra Streisand at her best as a woman whose desire to study is so strong she disguises herself as a man to get that opportunity in a culture that said no.  Truly a must see!"
$17.98   Used & New from: $9.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (443 customer reviews) | 9 customer discussions

Sally Hemings An American Love Story
7.  Sally Hemings An American Love Story DVD ~ Sam Neill
The list author says:
  "A fictionalized account of the historically probable relationship between Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings"
$9.99   Used & New from: $5.93
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony
8.  Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony 
The list author says:
  "Inspiring documentary of two women suffragists who changed the world"
$15.74   Used & New from: $8.95
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Iron Jawed Angels
9.  Iron Jawed Angels DVD ~ Hilary Swank
The list author says:
  "True and powerful story of Alice Paul and her part of the fight for women votes"
$5.59   Used & New from: $1.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (306 customer reviews)

Poems from the Women's Movement (American Poets Project)
10.  Poems from the Women's Movement (American Poets Project) by Honor Moore
The list author says:
  "Powerful feminist voices of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s"
$15.72   Used & New from: $5.90
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Sisters: The Lives of America's Suffragists
11.  Sisters: The Lives of America's Suffragists by Jean H. Baker
The list author says:
  "biographies of 5 suffragettes: Lucy Stone, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frances Willard and Alice Paul"
$16.15   Used & New from: $3.52
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

I, The Worst of All (Yo, la Peor de Todas)
12.  I, The Worst of All (Yo, la Peor de Todas) DVD ~ Assumpta Serna
The list author says:
  "Biographical film of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Mexican nun and feminist poet of the Golden Age"
$17.07   Used & New from: $4.49
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Glimpses of Fifty Years: The Autobiography of an American Woman
13.  Glimpses of Fifty Years: The Autobiography of an American Woman by Frances Elizabeth Willard
The list author says:
  "Autobiography of temperance movement's France Willard, 1889"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Woman in the Pulpit
14.  Woman in the Pulpit by Frances E. Willard
The list author says:
  "Intelligent defense of women in ministry (nonfiction)"
$20.35   Used & New from: $14.18
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

In the Name of Salome
15.  In the Name of Salome by Julia Alvarez
The list author says:
  "Historic novel about the life of Dominican poet Salome Urena de Henriquez and her daughter Camila"
$13.63   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

The Help
16.  The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The list author says:
  "Black maids working for white families in 1960s Mississippi"
$10.39   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8,121 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World
17.  Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World by Lisa Bloom
The list author says:
  "Non-ficitonal challenge to women to take control of their lives and make a difference"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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By Anna Howard Shaw: The Story Of A Pioneer
18.  By Anna Howard Shaw: The Story Of A Pioneer by LLC- -Kessinger Publishing
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  "Autobiography of suffragette Anna Howard Shaw"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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The Long Walk Home
19.  The Long Walk Home DVD ~ Sissy Spacek
The list author says:
  "Fictionalized story set in Montgomery bus boycott of 1950s.  Compare to "The Help.""
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)

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When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present
20.  When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present by Gail Collins
The list author says:
  "History of American women 1960-2009"
$16.00   Used & New from: $4.43
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)

Brides of Christ (Convent Sisters Cover)
21.  Brides of Christ (Convent Sisters Cover) DVD ~ Brenda Fricker
The list author says:
  "Very human story of nuns during Vatican changes of 1960s"
Used & New from: $39.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Why is the The Secret Life of Bees soundtrack (by Mark Isham) only available on iTunes? 0 Apr 18, 2010
A song from the movie 1 May 13, 2009
 
   

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