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Let's Read and Celebrate Influential Women!

Updated: Jan 25, 2021

Happy Morning Beautiful Families!

I hope your week has been full of joy and smiles! Our country experienced a powerful moment in history yesterday with the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Madame Vice President Kamala Harris. What a special day for our country as Kamala Harris became the first woman Vice President. Though many of your littles may be too young to fully understand the importance of this big day, I still think it's paramount to share your excitement and not only to explain the events that took place this week but use this as an opportunity to talk about other influential women who have also made history. One of the best ways to teach your littles about history is through books full of colorful pictures and powerful words. So grab your little learners and spend the rest of this monumental week reading about the great women of the past and present.

Books About Women In Politics:

  1. I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsberg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy

  2. Eleanor by Barbara Cooney

  3. Diana's White House Garden by Elisa Carbone

  4. Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx by Jonah Winter

  5. Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead by Michelle Markel

  6. She Sang Promise: The Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader by Jan Godown Annino

  7. Ballots for Belva: The True Story of a Woman's Race for the Presidency by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

  8. How Kate Warne Saved President Lincoln: The Story Behind the Nation's First Woman Detective by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk

  9. Who is Michelle Obama? by Megan Stine

Book About Women in Science:

  1. Rare Treasure: Mary Anning and Her Remarkable Discoveries by Don Brown

  2. Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World by Laurie Lawlor

  3. Caroline's Comets: A True Story by Emily Arnold McCully

  4. Marvelous Mattie by Emily Arnold McCully

  5. Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor by Robert Burleigh

  6. Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian by Margarita Engle

  7. Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors? by Tanya Lee Stone

  8. The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps by Jeanette Winter

  9. Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle by Claire A. Nivola

  10. The Girl Who Though in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin by Julia Finley Mosca

  11. Florence Nightingale by DEMI

  12. The Doctor With an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath by Julia Finley Mosca

  13. Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark

  14. Sally Ride: A Photobiography of America's Pioneering Woman in Space by Tam O'Shaughnessy

  15. Look Up!: Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer by Robert Burleigh

  16. Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer by Diane Stanley

  17. Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist by Jess Keating

Books About Women in Civil Rights:

  1. Through My Eyes: Ruby Bridges by Ruby Bridges

  2. Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers by Sarah Warren

  3. Malala Yousafzai: Warrior With Words by Karen Leggett Abouraya

  4. If A Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks by Faith Ringgold

  5. Red Bird Sings: The Story of Zitkala-Sa, Native American Author, Musician, and Activist by Gina Capaldi

  6. Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford

  7. Molly by Golly! The Legend of Molly Williams, America's First Female Firefighter by Dianne Ochiltree

  8. Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Freedom by Duncan Tonatiuh

  9. The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendrick's, A Young Civil Rights Activist by Cynthia Levinson

  10. Women Who Broke The Rules: Coretta Scott King by Kathleen Krull

A Few More Amazing Women's Stories:

  1. She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton

  2. When Jackie Saved Grand Central: True Story of Jacqueline Kennedy's Fight for an American Icon by Natasha Wing

  3. Susan B. Anthony by Alexandra Wallner

  4. I Could Do That!: Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote by Linda Arms White

  5. Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote by Tanya Lee Stone

  6. Just Being Audrey by Margaret Cardillo

  7. A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart by David A. Adler

  8. One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of The Gambia by Miranda Paul

Have a wonderful rest of your week! I look forward to reading with you and your littles in person again soon...:)!

Spread Kindness

With Love

Miss Logan


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