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Women’s History Month 2022

WOMEN'S HISTORY RESOURCES

The celebration of women’s history began as “Women’s History Week” in 1978 in Sonoma County, California. Nearly a decade later, in 1987, congress declared that women’s history be celebrated for an entire month, and March officially became Women’s History Month.

Celebrating history with your preschool child is important for plenty of reasons. It teaches us what has and hasn’t worked in the past, how to move forward toward a successful future, and also enlightens us to the sacrifices made by those who have gone before us to protect our freedom.

Examples of three incredible women that your children should know about are Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, and Amelia Earhart. (kidsrkids.com)

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WOMEN'S HISTORY BOOKS

Celebrating the vital role of women throughout history.

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BIOGRAPHIES

HISTORICAL FICTION

DATABASES & WEB RESOURCES

National Geographic: Women’s History Month

Smithsonian Institution: Because of Her Story

The National Archives: Women’s History Month

National Park Service Celebrates!: Women’s History Month

Museum of the American Revolution: Women’s History Month

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Celebrating the vital role of women throughout history.

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TEIRZA'S FAVORITES

AMY'S FAVORITES: POETRY & ESSAYS

ANNETTE'S FAVORITES: BIOGRAPHIES & MEMOIRS

Additional Biographies & Memoirs

Louisa May Alcott: the woman behind Little Women (921 Alcott)

A Midwife’s Tale: the life of Martha Ballard (921 Ballard)

Josephine Baker and the Rainbow Tribe (921 Baker)

The First Lady of Fleet Street: the life of Rachel Beer: crusading heiress and newspaper pioneer (921 Beer)

Gertrude Bell: queen of the desert, shaper of nations (921 Bell)

Ada Blackjack: a true story of survival in the Atlantic (921 Blackjack)

A Strong West Wind: a memoir (921 Caldwell)

The life and legends of Calamity Jane (921 Calamity Jane)

Dearie: the remarkable life of Julia Child (921 Child)

Empty Mansions: the mysterious life of Huguette Clark and the spending of a great American fortune (921 Clark)

An American Childhood (921 Dillard)

Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger: a memoir (921 Donovan)

America’s Girl: the incredible story of how swimmer Gertrude Ederle changed a nation (921 Ederle)

Margaret Fuller: a new American life (921 Fuller)

The Electric Woman: a memoir of death-defying acts (921 Fontaine)

Wildflower: an extraordinary life and untimely death in Africa (921 Root)

On Gold Mountain: the one-hundred-year odyssey of my Chinese-American family (921 See)

Harriet Tubman: imagining a life (921 Tubman)

Coming to My Senses: the making of a counterculture cook (921 Waters)

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DATABASES & WEB RESOURCES

National Geographic: Women’s History Month

Smithsonian Institution: Because of Her Story

Academy of American Poets: Women’s History Month

National Park Service Celebrates!: Women’s History Month

Museum of the American Revolution: Women’s History Month

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Celebrating the vital role of women throughout history.

RICHARD'S FAVORITES: INCREDIBLE WOMEN IN FACT & FICTION

There are literally hundreds of movies that tell the story of strong women and their influence on the history of the world and the progress of civilization. An all-inclusive list would be impossible even if it were limited to items in the OPL collection. I have selected a few favorites that I think cover a broad spectrum of individuals.  They range from documentaries to “don’t mess with this chick” movies.  You will also note that the majority of these films were directed by women.

Additional Recommendations

Anne Frank: the life of a young girl (921 Frank)

Julie & Julia (HB 15793)

Miss Congeniality (CO 9401)

Mother Theresa (271.97 M8569)

Woman of Heart & Mind: Joni Mitchell, a life story (789.6 M6945)

DOCUMENTARIES

FEATURE FILMS