This year, even more than in years past, I am excited to celebrate Women's History Month. This was the year that I dreamt that we celebrate our first woman president. Alas, rather than take a huge step forward, we are still fighting for equal rights in 2017. We are still fighting misogyny. We are still fighting for equal pay and for the right to make decisions about our bodies and health care. So, this is for "all the little girls"...may they take courage and hope from those who came before as they go forward to make new contributions to the world.
In February for #NF10for10, I posted 10 picture book biographies about woman who "nevertheless persisted". You can check out my post here. There were so many more books I wanted to share. For the month of March, I will continue to celebrate books about women and the amazing impact that they have had on history.
Today, I am featuring five recent or upcoming releases that celebrate five very different women and their contributions to society.
Swimming With Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark by Heather Lang; Illustrated by Jordi Solano (Albert Whitman & Co, December 2016)
The Legendary Miss Lena Horne by Carole Boston Weatherford; Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, January 2017)
Caroline's Comet: A True Story by Emily Arnold McCully (Holiday House, February 28, 2017)
Dorothea Lange: The Photographer Who Found the Faces of the Depression by Carole Boston Weatherford; Illustrated by Sarah Green (Albert Whitman & Co, February 28, 2017)
When Jackie Saved Grand Central: The True Story of Jacqueline Kennedy's Fight for an American Icon by Natasha Wing; Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger (HMH Books for Young Readers, March 7, 2017)
For older readers looking for a longer read...
Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time by Tanya Lee Stone (Wendy Lamb Books, February 14, 2017)
Look for these titles at your local indie bookstore or community library.
Don't forget to link up your nonfiction reviews...