Did you know March is Women's History Month? Well, it is. So give it up for the lay-deees!
I'd had a hard time finding a visually pleasing poster for it, so I was happy to obtain the one above from the "Diversity Store," HERE
The World War II woman above is from a free set of historical encyclopedia posters I picked up at some library conference. I cut the commercial stuff off and then my library volunteer aunt created that lovely lady-border around it using flowery stationery. Clever, yes?
We used the nicest pictures from an old calendar of "Women Reading." "The Reading Woman?" Something like that. Then we added appropriate books to the display. Alcott's Little Women
, A Break With Charity (Salem Witch Trials)
by Ann Rinaldi, Sacajawea
by Anna Lee Waldo, and Beyond the Burning Time
by Kathryn Lasky.
Women's History ain't always pretty, you guys. Shit happens.
And here's the image I use for a bibliographic bookmark I call "Sugar & Spikes," which features edgier books for edgy girls.
Here's the list of books, all of which are available in our school library:
Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy & Goth Girl by
Girls, Bad Girls, Watcha Gonna Do? by Cynthia Voigt
Is For Nightmares
by Laurie Faria Stolarz
by Cecil Castellucci
Secrets: Legacy of Lies by Elizabeth Chandler
by Julie Anne Peters
by Libba Bray
by Daniel Waters
by Rachel Caine
by Francesca Lia Block
by Alice Hoffman
by Ellen Wittlinger
Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You by
Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone by Stephanie Kuehnert
by Sherri L. Smith
by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
& Nora’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David
by Ron Koertge
by Sonya Sones
Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
Caitlin R. Kiernan
a Modern Faerie Tale
by Holly Black
Girls: Young Women Who Dare by Tina Schwager
Patently Female: Stories of Women Inventors and Their Breakthrough Ideas by Vare and Ptacek
Picture the Girl: Young Women Speak Their Minds by Audrey Shehyn
Things Every Girl Should Know About Women’s History… edited by Tonya Bolden
Girls: a History of Growing Up Female In America by Penny Colman
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There's also this, which we put on the smaller bulletin board behind the counter--
Years ago the Librarian and I made these "framed" pics of famous women, just by printing nice pictures out in black & white, and putting a backing frame of black construction paper, then creating labels that say who the women are, and what they're famous for. So we have Jane Goodall, Rosa Parks, and Abigail Adams. It's probably time I added some more ladies to this little gallery.