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Women’s History Month – A (Small) Selection of Picture Books for Kids on Notable Women in History

The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams Tanya Lee Stone (Author), Kathryn Brown (Illustrator) Jane Addams (1860 – 1935) was the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and is recognized as the founder … Continue reading

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March is Women’s History Month – Selected Resources on Women’s History & Literature

The internet has excellent resources on women’s history and literature. One is a site for the history of U.S. woman’s suffrage, created by the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM). It features primary source documents, lesson plans, speeches, photographs and more … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month Notable Women Series: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn was born to a politically radical family of Irish immigrants in Concord, New Hampshire on August 7, 1890. Exposed to socialism by her parents, Flynn gave her first public speech, “What Socialism Will Do For Women,” at … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month Kid Lit Review of “Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century” by Carole Boston Weatherford

Mary Violet Leontyne Price, born in 1927, is an American soprano, winner of 18 Grammy awards (including a special Lifetime Achievement Award in 1989), and winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Perhaps most importantly, she is a trail-blazer who … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month Notable Women Series: Harriet Hardy Taylor Mill

Many Americans have heard of John Stuart Mill, known for his contributions to the social, economic, and political issues of the ninetieth century. But how many know the name of his wife, Harriet Hardy Taylor Mill? Born on this day … Continue reading

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