Women and Girls

The Story of the Boko Haram Schoolgirls, by a Reporter Who Takes It Personally

“Beneath the Tamarind Tree,” by Isha Sesay, weaves an account of the Nigerian girls’ kidnapping with the story of her own mother, another African girl determined to get an education.

The Woman Who Sneaked Into George Washington’s Army

A rediscovered diary, now at the Museum of the American Revolution, sheds light on the life of Deborah Sampson, who fought in the Continental Army.