March – Celebrating Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month in the U.S.

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The NWHP selects Honorees for the month, chosen for their exceptional accomplishments in the field highlighted for that year. You can read about them here.

Or, you might want to celebrate Women’s History Month by exploring some of the many books recommended by librarians and others easily searchable on the web. One popular list is published each year by the Amelia Bloomer Project. As the website explains:

“The Amelia Bloomer Project List consists of well written and illustrated books with significant feminist content, intended for young readers from birth to 18 years old. Named for Amelia Bloomer, a pioneering 19th century newspaper editor, feminist thinker, public speaker and suffragist, the list features books about girls and women that spur the imagination while confronting traditional female stereotypes.”

See all the Bloomer awardees over the years on the website’s homepage.

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10 Responses to March – Celebrating Women’s History Month

  1. Charlie says:

    That name for this year is quite a mouthful! Thank you for the links, I’ll have to have a look.

  2. Beth F says:

    I didn’t realize there were themes. Interesting. I just wrote about Code Name Verity over at SheKnows … I was ahead of the game. 🙂

  3. It’s about time women in those fields got a little more recognition.

  4. I have that book! What a good excuse to finally get it read!

  5. zibilee says:

    I stopped to early with Code Name Verity, and I need to get back to it, supposedly it’s an unforgettable book. I didn’t give it the attention it deserved. My bad.

  6. aartichapati says:

    What a great post, Jill! Thanks so much for bringing this to light. I will be sure to read about women in March – though not sure I have many books about women in science…

  7. I really have to read that book!

  8. bookingmama says:

    Great resource — love all of the links.

  9. Jenny says:

    I did not know this was Women’s History Month BUT I would like to take this opportunity to say that Harriet Tubman is the awesomest badass lady in the entire world. She had NARCOLEPSY. Narcolepsy. From when an overseer threw a paperweight at her head when she was a kid. She would just fall asleep in the middle of taking people to freedom, and the force of her personality and their trust in her was such that they would just sit there. And wait for her to wake up. And she never lost anyone AND she went on a big armed raid to free hundreds of slaves during the Civil War. She’s the greatest and should be on our money.

  10. stacybuckeye says:

    I didnt even realize that there were themes. Maybe one year they can do something like Coolest Women Librarians Through the Years.

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