Societies of Peace: Matriarchies Past, Present and Future is a collection of 38 selected essays garnered from the First World Congress on Matriarchal Studies, 2003, and the Second World Congress on Matriarchal Studies, 2005. The essays are organized by continent and papers of interest include Barbara Alice Mann's They are the Soul of Councils: The Iroquoian Model of Women-Power; and Aia Na ha'insa I Loko o Kakou: The Answers Lie Within Us by Hawaiian author Mililani B. Trask.
Sahara: Vanishing Cultures is a new title from Lee and Low Publishers in their Explore Vanishing Cultures Series. Each title in the series examines an Indigenous culture as the people attempt to face the challenges of their changing environment. In this book, the author offers elementary readers an opportunity to see a contemporary Tuareg family. This family lives in the Sahara and the picture book offers readers a glimpse into their lives through the eyes of a boy in the family.