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Women’s History Month

March 3, 2022

Welcome to Women’s History Month!

It’s time to celebrate key roles and accomplishments mighty women have played in history.

Check out these awesome picture books to see the difference women have made in the lives of many.

From a Small Seed: The story of Eliza Hamilton Find out how Eliza Hamilton, the wife of Alexander Hamilton, established the first private orphanage in New York City.

Dorothea Lange: The Photographer Who Found the Faces of the Depression Dorothea Lange traveled across America and used her camera to document those most affected by the Great Depression.

What Isabella Wanted: Isabella Stewart Gardner Builds a Museum Isabella Stewart Gardner loved art. She traveled the world, collecting extraordinary art pieces. She displayed them in her home which she eventually turned into a museum to share her collection with the public.

On Wings of Words: The Extraordinary Life Of Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson, a famous poet, used words that touched and inspired others.

A Voice for the Everglades: Marjory Stoneman Douglas It took the courage of Marjory Stoneman Douglas to speak up to help save the Florida Everglades.

Human Computer: Mary Jackson Engineer Mary Jackson overcame many difficulties to become the first African American engineer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Ablaze with Color: A story of Painter Alma Thomas Alma Thomas, an exceptional artist, was the first Black woman to have her art chosen for the White House collection.

Revolutionary Prudence Wright: Leading the Minute Women in the Fright for Independence You’ve heard of the minutemen, but what about minute women? Prudence Wright formed a group of “minute women” to fight the British who were threatening her Massachusetts community.

Fight of the Century: Alice Paul Battles Woodrow Wilson for the Vote Alice Paul, leader of the suffragette movement, was a thorn in President Woodrow Wilson’s side as she fought with him to create a new amendment that would allow women the right to vote.

Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, A Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion Evelyn Glennie was a musical talent, but when she lost her hearing as a young girl, she didn’t lose her passion to become a musician. Find out how she met the challenge of her hearing loss to create extraordinary music.

Things you can do during Women’s History Month.

March into Women’s History Month

March 9, 2017

March is National Women’s History Month. The theme this year is “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business.” No matter what career path women choose, they continue to make a huge difference in our world. Whether women are stay-at-home moms, in the workforce, fighting for women’s rights, or helping others less fortunate, they are a mighty force to reckon with. Women have the creativity, imagination, and ability to do anything they want.

Below are some picture book biographies that exhibit the strength and tenacity of women with a can-do spirit.

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Fancy Party Gowns:  The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Cole Lowe written by Deborah Blumenthal and illustrated by Laura Freeman

 

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Dorthea Lange: The Photographer Who Found the Faces of the Depression written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Sarah Green

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Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science:  The First Computer Programmer written by Diane Stanley and illustrated by Jessie Hartland

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Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine written by Laurie Wallmark and illustrated by April Chu

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Look Up!:  Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer  written by Robert Burleigh and illustrated by Raúl Colón

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I Dissent:  Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark written by Debbie Levy and illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley

Look for these picture book biographies coming out soon.

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Lighter than Air:  Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot  written by Matthew Clark Smith and illustrated by Matt Tavares, March 14, 2017

grace

Grace Hopper:  Queen of Computer Code written by Laurie Wallmark and illustrated by Katy Wu, May 16, 2017

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Kate Warne:  Pinkerton Detective  written by Marissa Moss and illustrated by April Chu, May 16, 2017

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The Girl Who Thought in Pictures:  The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin  written by Julia Finley Mosca and illustrated by Daniel Rieley, August 29, 2017

 


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