Women’s History Month
No dream is unattainable if you believe in yourself.
March is Women’s History Month. This year’s theme is Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Throughout history there have been women who have accomplished amazing things that have often gone unnoticed in a world dominated by men. Women’s History Month calls attention to these achievements and it strives to make women, young and old, realize possibilities.
There are many books that pay homage to those spirited women who have helped shape our history. Below I have included some I’ve used in our school library, and I’ve also listed past and current posts and links that provide a myriad of books and information on famous women in history.
I encourage you to pick and choose from these books that will inspire young women and men to dream impossible dreams and make every effort to realize those dreams.
Marian Anderson A Great Singer written by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack, Jr.
Phillis Wheatley Colonial American Poet written by Laura Purdie Salas
Mary McLeod Bethune A Great Teacher written by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack, Jr.
Elizabeth Blackwell written by Jan Mader
Jane Addams A Life of Cooperation written by Ann-Marie Kishel
Helen’s Big World The Life of Helen Keller written by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Matt Tarvares
Minty A Story of Young Harriet Tubman written by Alan Schroeder and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
She Sang Promise The Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader written by J.G. Annino and illustrated by Lisa Desimini
Wilma Unlimited written by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by David Diaz
Me …Jane written and illustrated by Patrick McDonnell
Different Like Coco written and illustrated by Elizabeth Matthews
Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto written Susan Goldman Rubin and illustrated by Bill Farnsworth
Vinnie and Abraham written by Dawn Fitzgerald and illustrated by Catherine Stock
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