Welcome to Powerful Women Readers. This book group/society of women is the resurrected book group of the Alvin branch of the American Association of University Women from back in the 80’s. We have been active as an on-line book group since September of 2015 and have had one get-together this past Jan 31st, open to all AAUW book group members and friends of those members who share a love of reading, books, and literacy concerns. As AAUW members, we believe in Life Long Learning, and reading and sharing books is part of that goal. We suggest good books to read and get together irregularly and spasmodically to share book recommendations, pass along books we’ve read, and encourage each other in our efforts to promote literacy locally and nation-wide. Some of us have or are working on “planting” Little Free Libraries in our yards and around the Alvin area. Some of us are teachers and professors, others just love to read and discuss good books we’ve read for our own satisfaction. The Powerful Women Readers post will be made approximately once a month, depending on the activities of this blogger. Blogging is new to me as are the computer skills needed to pull this off. In other words, I need all the help I can get! You are encouraged to correspond and to participate. Sincerely, RAE


Author: Rae Longest

This year marks my fiftieth year in AAUW (American Association of University Women). The Alvin chapter was begun in 1947, and as a new, green teacher to Alvin Independent School District, I joined in 1968. In the 80's we began a book group to share our love of reading, books,and fellowship with other women and girls who loved the same. We resurrected the group on-line in September of 2015. Eventually Powerful Women Readers folded as an on-line book club, but I kept the title and turned it into a blog. (See "Introduction,"first blog). This is my first experience at blogging or publishing anything and is becomes more fun with each blog posted. I am currently teaching as an adjunct at The University of Houston Clear Lake. This makes my 28th year there after three years at Alvin Community College and an almost-twenty year career as a classroom teacher with Alvin Independent School District. Reading and writing are "in my blood" just like teaching is. I hope you enjoy the blog.

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