Category Archives: Women in History

Fly High! The Story of Bessie Coleman

Fly High! The Story of Bessie Coleman  tells the story of Bessie Coleman the first African-American woman to receive a international pilot’s license. It is a wonderful book for children, as it teaches the important lesson that no matter where you come … Continue reading

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Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm

“In the 1940s there were other big band entertainers who were very popular, such as Louis
Armstrong and Count Basie. They were leaders of male bands. The International Sweethearts
of Rhythm was one of the very few all-female bands at the time. Women were discriminated
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The first Jewish U.S. female Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, grew up seeing injustice and grew up determined to fight against it. Her story is told in the children’s picture book “I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsberg Makes Her Mark.” … Continue reading

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Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children

Miss More Thought Otherwise,” How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children is a story of how one woman made it her life’s mission to make libraries a place where children were included, and had a place in libraries for themselves. … Continue reading

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Frida

Painting is like her imaginary friend.
It is there whenever she wants it. It keeps her company.
It keeps her from giving up hope. Continue reading

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I Am Amelia Earhart

 I am Amelia Earhart. When I was little,  people told me that girls should wear dresses and play with dolls.  They said we shouldn’t have “unladylike” adventures. I didn’t agree. It’s Women’s History Month, and what better time to learn about … Continue reading

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The Story of Ruby Bridges

On Ruby’s first day, a large crowd of angry white people gathered outside.
The people carried signs that said they didn’t want black children in a white school.
People called Ruby names; some wanted to hurt her… the marshals carried guns.
Ruby would hurry through the crowd and not say a word. Continue reading

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