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Happy Anniversary MWP!
Congratulations to the Minnesota Women's Press on 30 years of work well-done and for serving the community. [April 2015] I think that your work had something to do with Minnesota receiving the No. 1 rating overall for women in the country this year. I love that you continue to bring us stories of hope, resilience and transformation about and for women.
Ginny Belden-Charles, St. Paul

'We are all moving' This is a much-appreciated article, about an extraordinary organization that is long overdue. [Feature, Sisters Need A Place (SNAP), MWP, May 2015] Thanks so much, Women's Press, for publishing information about this great work.
Clareen Menzies, Huron, S.D.

Searching for shared truths
Thank you so much for your paving stone and your encouragement for us all to follow this path to better appreciation of each others' steps. [OnYourMind essay, Amoke Kubat, MWP, May 2015]
Marty Klann, Rochester, Minn.

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Learning in traditional ways from Native children's literature
I wanted to share with you this story as the Women's Press, along with Lise Erdrich, played a very important role in our granddaughter's third-grade class project.
While thumbing through a copy of the magazine, I found a segment on good reads for kids. [BookShelf, Linda LeGarde Grover, MWP, March 2015] One of the books was Erdrich's "Sacagawea."

Katie, our third-grader, was going to be performing in her STEM school's wax museum production portraying Sacagawea.
I ordered Erdrich's book. Katie put together her outline, developed her speech and memorized it all. Plus, she created a display and made a "bell" that observers could push to hear all about Sacagawea. All the kids put their hearts into this project. I listened to speeches about Clara Barton, Cleopatra, Susan B. Anthony, Jackie Robinson and others.


Bottom line: We would not have had as much needed information without the help from Women's Press and Lise Erdrich.
Katie's older sister, sixth-grader Natalie, was a tremendous help to Katie's display.
My husband, David, and I were quite proud grandparents and loved this project.
Margaret Bjork, Spring Lake Park, MN

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