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Women’s History Month

March 14, 2019

March is Women’s History Month.  It’s a time to celebrate the accomplishments of women from all ethnic backgrounds and walks of life.

Peek inside these recently published picture books about mighty women.  You’ll find stories that will encourage your little ones to dream big dreams.

Janet Collins was the first African American prima ballerina to perform with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

Mary Fields was the first African American woman stagecoach driver who helped settle the American West.

Rachel Carson was a marine biologist, conservationist, and began the environmental movement.

Spring After Spring: How Rachel Carson Inspired the Environmental Movement

Sarah E. Goode was the first African American woman to receive a United States patent. (Coming April 2, 2019)

Katherine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon with an official race number. (Coming April 2, 2019)

Eugenie Clark is best known for her research on shark behavior.

Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist

Mae Jemison was the first African American to travel in space.

Mae Among the Stars

Grace Hopper was a pioneer in computer programming.

Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code (People Who Shaped Our World)

For Older Readers

Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future! (City Lights/Sister Spit)

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