Transforming Society One Story at a Time

There's Jews In Texas? By Debra L. Winegarten

Read Debra's blog post on Oveta's contribution to the women's movement here

Oveta Culp Hobby

Colonel, Cabinet Member, Philanthropist


By Debra L. Winegarten

This young adult biography introduces readers to a remarkable woman who founded the Women's Army Corps, served as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, and ran a media empire that included the Houston Post newspaper and radio and TV stations.

Oveta Culp Hobby (1905–1995) had a lifetime of stellar achievement. During World War II, she was asked to build a women's army from scratch—and did. Hobby became Director of the Women's Army Corps and the first Army woman to earn the rank of colonel. President Eisenhower chose her as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare ...READ MORE

        

Strong Family Ties

There's Jews in Texas?

by Debra L. Winegarten

Winner of the Poetica Publishing National chapbook contest, this book touches the heart and the funny bone.

 

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Strong Family Ties

Strong Family Ties

by Winegarten and Winegarten

The first African-American in Texas to own and operate a nursing home, this book brings to life the story of Dr. Leona "Tiny" Hawkins.

 

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Katherine Stinson

Katherine Stinson: The Flying
Schoolgirl

by Debra L. Winegarten

This new book is a refreshing, swift-moving biography of Katherine Stinson who, as a high-spirited young girl, was determined to fly.

 

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Mums the word

Mum's the Word: A Tribute to
Ruthe Winegarten

by Debra L. Winegarten

Debra secretly xeroxed her mother's Rolodexes and gathered 140 amazing stores about Ruthe.

 

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Bring Debra to your group to give a reading and lead a lively discussion. For more information or other questions, contact her by email or call 512-789-5491.

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