Wednesday, January 5, 2011


This blog was founded in order to commemorate Women's History Month across the kidlitosphere, the community of bloggers specializing in children's and young adult literature.  This inaugural 2011 celebration is organized by bloggers The Fourth Musketeer, a library science student, and Shelf-Employed, a children's librarian.  

Why celebrate women's history and children's literature?  Not so long ago, women's history was virtually ignored in the K-12 curriculum.  In 2011, we are fortunate to have many resources for our children to learn about women's history, from fabulous biographical picture books about remarkable women to historical novels to compelling history books written to especially appeal to young people.  We hope this blog will help you identify some of these resources, learn about new books on women's history, and enjoy reflections by some distinguished authors in the field.   We will be featuring a post each day in March by a different author in children's literature or by a blogger who specializes in writing about children's or young adult literature.  Each post will tie into Women's History Month.

Interested in participating?  Check out further information on our JOIN page.  If we are unable to accommodate all those who would like to contribute, we encourage you to write a post on your blog about Women's History Month and we will provide links to all appropriate posts.  

Thanks for visiting!


  1. What a great line-up you have.
    I look forward to reading!

  2. Fabulous!
    Many thanks to The Fourth Musketeer & Shelf-employed for creating this community.
    It is wonderful to share this with young readers & their families & schools.

    Jan Godown Annino (March 6)

  3. I will be here reading every day this month. Thanks for all the effort that goes into putting something like this together!