The above linked article tells the history of Women’s history month. It started out as only a week, and after that, it had to be declared every year, until it was finally recognized as always being in March. It’s a nice article to read, and I recommend it highly.
There are several shows being faired featured on PBS for women’s history month. The above link shows several of the shows. They show Josephine Baker, Hedy Lamarr, and many others. The lineup is worth checking out.
I really enjoyed this book. When I first heard of it, I thought it was just another biography. Not at all! It’s the story of a truly fascinating woman who lived an amazing life. She went on to invent something that helps us daily. Either part of her story would be very interesting, but she has three really different parts to her life that make her story truly amazing.
I would recommend this book to multiple groups. The WW2 buffs would enjoy it. The readers who like old Hollywood stories would enjoy it. People interested in women’s history would find it interesting, too, especially those interested in scientists.
For Women’s history month, the author of the above linked article came up with postcards reminding people to thank a feminist for the rights they have. Some of them are basic rights, and some are more complex. But, think about it and thank a feminist today. Happy Women’s History Month!
This was written clearly and in a way that children can understand. It tells about a very important time in United States history. It discusses segregation in a factual way that makes it clear while things were difficult for these women.
I enjoyed the book, but I do think it is written for older children to read to themselves.