Women’s History Month and You

MARCH is Women’s History Month! WOO HOO! a whole month to celebrate women’s contribution to history or maybe HERSTORY.

The reality is that women have always been making the history, along with the men, they just haven’t been talked about as much. The reasons are many, some patriarchy and some trauma, along with dashes of ignorance and the perspective of historians being on events that were male dominated. Yet, even with those problems in the story of us, we are coming into a time where more and more women are researched, written about, and presented as a vital part to our existence, survival and everything in between.

So this month I challenge all of you to learn a little more on the story of women. Pick up a book, read an article, and learn something new about how women made the world we live in. Here are some of my suggestions to get you started:

 Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women  By Catherine Thimmesh, Melissa Sweet

Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women
By Catherine Thimmesh, Melissa Sweet
Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)  By Sue Macy
Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)
By Sue Macy
The Sky's the Limit: Stories of Discovery by Women and Girls  By Catherine Thimmesh
The Sky’s the Limit: Stories of Discovery by Women and Girls
By Catherine Thimmesh
Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX: The Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America  By Karen Blumenthal
Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX: The Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America
By Karen Blumenthal
Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Homefront in World War II  By Penny Colman
Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Homefront in World War II
By Penny Colman
With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Woman's Right to Vote  By Ann Bausum
With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Woman’s Right to Vote
By Ann Bausum
Warriors Don't Cry: Searing Memoir of Battle to Integrate Little Rock  By Melba Pattillo Beals
Warriors Don’t Cry: Searing Memoir of Battle to Integrate Little Rock
By Melba Pattillo Beals

Happy Reading,

Rebecca Lee Robinson

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