Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Our History is Our Strength! Great Reads for National Women's History Month

March is National Women's History Month. Take a look at the titles included in these links for book suggestions and other ideas to celebrate women.
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  • Women’s History Month celebrates the accomplishments of women like Amelia Earhart, Sojourner Truth, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The following recommended books for kids ages 0-9 will inspire boys and girls alike to dream and dare. Children's Books for National Women's History Month
  • The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. Women's History Month
  • Adult readers might enjoy the suggestions listed under Well done, Sister Suffragette, a list of recommendations from the librarians at the New York Public Library.
  • Scholastic provides a comprehensive list for teachers and parents in the Women In History Book List
What about you? What are some of your favorite books about women? Share in the comments section below. Happy Reading!

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  1. I remember researching Queen Elizabeth with Natalie in 3rd grade. Often we pretend to be princesses as little girls and think of the "charmed aspect of their lives. Today she seems this like this old proper icon. Her childhood was so different from ours and lonely her aquaintances were hand picked but I remember a detail about how she and and her sister snuck out to be in the crowds when the war ended. She also became queen at such a young age. She's a lot more interesting than you'd think.
    Tina Lamond

  2. I have always been fascinated by Marie Curie. She was a very determined woman. She has a long list of accomplishments, and many lives have improved dramatically because of her contributions to the use of radiology in medicine. In 1903, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. In 1911, she won the Nobel prize in Chemistry. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person to earn two, the only woman to earn two, and the only person to earn two in different sciences. She refined tons of the mineral, pitchblende, in order to isolate one-tenth of a gram of pure uranium. Now that's persistence!

  3. Eleanor Roosevelt is a woman who has inspired me throughout my life. For me, she is an example of courage, persistence and determination. I can't pick a favorite quote! They include, "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"; "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent"; and "Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway." We have many great books about Eleanor in the library; a particular favorite of mine is "Eleanor, Quiet No More" by Doreen Rappaport

  4. I just recently read a biography on Michele O'Bama to my class, which was very interesting. The Who Was series has many phenomenal books about women who have changed our world in positive ways. Love how accessible the series makes biographies for our young readers.