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Bold Women in Montana History Chosen as Montana's National Book Festival Feature

July 19, 2017View for printing

The Montana Center for the Book, in conjunction with the Montana State Library, has selected Bold Women in Montana History by Missoula author Beth Judy as the state's entry in the Library of Congress' 2017 Discover Great Places through Reading brochure. The 2017 Discover Great Places Through Reading brochure will be available for distribution at the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. on September 2.

Bold Women in Montana History is the sixth in Mountain Press's state-by-state biographical series for teen readers. The book features portraits of eleven Montana women, from the Blackfeet warrior Running Eagle to the stereotype-smashing librarian Alma Jacobs.

The list of books featured in the Discover Great Places Through Reading brochure can be works of fiction or non-fiction, either a book about the state or by an author from the state. Children or young adults are the primary audience for the map. The book will be showcased in the Young Readers Center at the National Book Festival and available for sale at the Festival book store.

The Montana Center for the Book is a program of Humanities Montana and the state affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Its mission is to promote awareness of books, writing, reading, the book arts, publishing and literacy in Montana.

Humanities Montana is the state's independent, nonprofit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Since 1972, Humanities Montana has provided services and grants to hundreds of Montana organizations in support of public programs in history, literature, civil conversations, and public issues. Among its many other programs are its grants, Montana Conversations, Speakers in the Schools, Hometown Humanities, Community Conversations, Letters About Literature, and the Governor's Humanities Awards.

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