March marks Women's History Month, with Friday March 8th 2019 as Women's Day. This is an important day and month not only for women, but for all people. It's a chance to reflect on the contributions that women have made in the course of human history and continue to make today. Those contributions can be to science, justice, art, film, all aspects of life. Here are some resources to broaden your knowledge.
Little People Big Dreams
This is a new series of books that provide children with a small biography on some women who have made huge impacts.
A fun, yet informative collection of picture book biographies about interesting women throughout HERstory. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.
Josephine Baker. Entertainer, activist, and spy.
Jane Goodall. Primatologist.
Ella Fitzgerald. Jazz Singer.
L. M. Montgomery. Writer.
Anne Frank. Writer.
Amelia Earhart. Pilot.
Another great series for children is by Brad Meltzer in his Ordinary People Change the World Series. Here are his books featuring women.
If you are looking for materials for stronger readers there are plenty of inspiring women from which to chose. Whether there are in television, journalism, politics or the kitchen these books tell the incredible stories of these women.
Please share in the comments if you have any favourite women that inspire you, whether personally or professionally.