Saturday, November 15, 2014

A KidLit Celebration of 
Women's History Month, 2015!

We are happy to announce that we have begun planning another great celebration for 
Women's History Month in March, 2015.
Kidlit Celebrates Women's History Month has been a success thanks to the many talented authors, illustrators and bloggers that have provided great posts for over 125,000 blog readers during Women's History Month. Readers, commenters, and contributors worked together to create a dynamic resource of thoughtful and thought-provoking women's history essays, commentaries, and book reviews.

The 2015 National Women’s History Project theme is "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives," another theme with great possibilities. 
WPA (Works Progress Administration/Work Projects Administration) supervisor instructing
 Spanish-American woman in weaving of rag rug. WPA project. Costilla, New Mexico, Sept. 1939
Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer
No known restrictions. For information, see U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information
Black & White Photographs(http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/071_fsab.html)
Our goal is to celebrate and raise awareness of great books for young people that focus on women’s history. 

We hope that you will join us in our 5th annual celebration. If you have a great new book or author that you think we should contact, please let us know. Please bookmark the site, or follow us on Twitter or Facebook. The celebration will kick off on March 1, 2015. In the meantime, watch for updates, look around the site, and enjoy. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. 

Thanks,
Margo Tanenbaum, The Fourth Musketeer
Lisa Taylor, Shelf-employed


2 comments:

  1. Where oh where would this world be without us? Great idea. Will check my list and check it twice. Thanks for celebrating ALL those beautiful women who have done so many remarkable things.

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  2. This is a great project. It's always important to provide young women with examples of admirable characters who they can identify with and model their behavior on. It's especially important to find examples of real life women who have and embrace what society considers a weakness or handicap. For example, here is a list of noteworthy women who have publicly discussed their hearing loss. http://bit.ly/1wWvkDF

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