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Friday, April 29, 2016

When a Woman Dares To Dream....

Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul. ~Coretta Scott King
Did you know that the month of March is Women History Month and March 8th is considered International Women's Day.  International Women's Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of women.  Even though the progress of women achievements has slowed down in some parts of the world, strides are being made to exalt awareness.

Women's History started off as a week in 1987.  Congress expanded the celebration to a month.  The month of March honors women of different cultures, abilities, and contributions.  As a woman, we are not always shown in the greatest light, especially when it comes to entertainment or social media. A positive light is something that we owe our young women.  They should understand that they can be more than a pretty face.


With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.~Eleanor Roosevelt


The learning does not stop with young women, we should teach young men the same.  Young men should learn early that women have created pathways for society.  Some male students believe that girls can only have certain professions. My goal is teach them that professions are not attached to specific genders.  In society, women are described as bossy, loud, and emotional.  Let us not call a young girl bossy, but say she has leadership qualities.  Leadership qualities that can help her make a difference or just make history.

I have compiled a list of great books that can help teach children about great accomplishments that women have made in history.  Truly, the list could be longer, but I tried to pick my favorites.  These books are good for grades Prek to 8th grade.   




Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell (Christy Ottaviano Books)








Coretta Scott








When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson


  She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story





  Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette 'Daisy' 
Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure




Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English 
Edition)



  Eleanor, Quiet No More





  Susan B. Anthony








Different Like Coco



  Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX: The Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America



Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II




  Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Drea

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