During the month of March, I dedicate my Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge posts to Women's History Month and focus on books that celebrate women and their contributions to our world. If you check out the National Women's History Month website, you will discover that their theme for 2018 is "Nevertheless She Persisted". In 2017, my NF 10 for 10 celebrated this exact theme, check it out here.
Recently, I discovered The History Chicks podcasts. If you are looking for ways to celebrate Women's History Month while driving around in your car, check out any of their awesome podcasts. (Note: These are geared for adults.) I just finished the two part podcast on Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and the podcast on Coco Chanel. Both were fun to listen to and informative.
Over the course of the past year, we have seen the Women's March and the anniversary of the first Women's March, the #Metoo Movement, and a record number of women are running for political office. And in book to movie celebrations, I am looking forward to Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time that will be out this week. The book was written by a woman, and features a woman director (Ava DuVernay) and screen writer (Jennifer Lee).
In the children's book world, I am celebrating the following books released in 2018 to date. I am starting with a new favorite book...
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World by Susan Hood; Illustrated by 13 women illustrators (HarperCollins, 2018)
Last Friday, I shared this book as part of READ ACROSS AMERICA and to celebrate the start of Women's History Month.
I love that the book is illustrated by 13 different women illustrators.
And I love the combination of poems and short biographical information listed for each women.
Here are other titles that have come out since January 1, 2018. Don't miss any of them.
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison (Little, Brown Young Readers, December 2017)
Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten by Laura Veirs, Illustrated by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh (Chronicle Books, 2018)
Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen by Deborah Hopkinson; Illustrated by Qin Leng (Balzer & Bray, 2018)
Brave Jane Austen: Reader, Writer, Author, Rebel by Lisa Pliscou; Illustrated by Jennifer Corace (Henry Holt & Co., 2018)
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly; Illustrated by Laura Freeman (HarperCollins, 2018)
Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed; Illustrated by Stasia Burrington (HarperCollins, 2018)
Alabama Spitfire: The Story of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird by Bethany Hegedus, Illustrated Erin Mcguire (Balzer & Bray, 2018)
Free As a Bird: The Story of Malala by Lina Maslo (Balzer & Bray, 2018)
Born to Swing: Lil Hardin Armstrong's Life in Jazz by Mara Rockliff; Illustrated by Michele Wood (Calkins Creek, 2018)
No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Kathleen Krull; Illustrated by Nancy Zhang (HarperCollins, 2018)
Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli by Kyo Maclear; Illustrated by Julie Morstad (HarperCollins, 2018)
Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon by Annette Bay Pimentel; Illustrated by Micha Archer (Nancy Paulsen Books, 2018)
A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women's Rights by Kate Hannigan; Illustrated by Alison Jay (Calkins Creek, 2018)
Who Says Women Can't Be Computer Programmers: The Story of Ada Lovelace by Tanya Lee Stone; Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman (Henry Holt & Co., 2018)
Anybody's Game: Kathryn Johnston, the First Girl to Play Little League Baseball by Heather Lang; Illustrated by Cecelia Puglesi (Albert Whitman Company, 2018)
The Flying Girl: How Aida de Acosta Learned to Soar by Margarita Engle; Illustrated by Sara Palacios (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2018)
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History by Chelsea Clinton; Illustrated by Alexander Boiger (Philomel Books, 2018)
And coming in May 2018...
Just Being Jackie by Margaret Cardillo; Illustrated by Julia Denos (Balzer & Bray, 2018)
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