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Kim Heikkila

Kim Heikkila, Ph.D., is a historian who believes in the power of deep listening and artful storytelling to build bridges between the head and the heart, the unique and the universal, the self and the other. Her award-winning writing has been published in historical journals and literary magazines. Her most recent book, Booth Girls: Pregnancy, Adoption, and the Secrets We Kept, uses history, biography, memoir, oral history, and creative writing to trace a legacy of contested motherhood. Her first book, Sisterhood of War: Minnesota Women in Vietnam, was a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award and Hognander Minnesota History Award. She lives in Saint Paul, where she owns and operates Spotlight Oral History.

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Booth Girls Round 2
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Bibliography

Booth Girls: Pregnancy, Adoption, and the Secrets We Kept (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2021)

Sisterhood of War: Minnesota Women in Vietnam (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2011)

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