Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: International Women's Day #BeBoldForChange

It is National Women's History Month and today is International Women's Day. I had to continue with a post about more women. 

Two years ago, I did a guest post for the KidLit Celebrates Women's History Month blog. The title of the post was Women Who Faced Amazing Challenges and Succeeded. In the post, I celebrated women with special needs who despite their challenges and what some would say limitations, they succeeded. When I did this post, I realized that there were woman that I knew nothing about and they had made significant contributions in their own way. 

Many women have not been recognized for the work that they have done. Many women in the math and science fields were never taken seriously for their work or only found valuable until there was a man to step in and do the work. Today, I honor women who have contributed to the field of math and early computer programming. 

Hidden Figures (Young Reader's Edition) by Margot Lee Shetterly (HarperCollins, November 29, 2016) - Many people have watched the movie HIDDEN FIGURES, but have you read the book?

Women Who Launched the Computer Age by Laurie Calkhoven; Illustrated by Alyssa Petersen (Simon Spotlight, 2016) - When I read this book, I was saddened by the fact that once the men returned from the war these and other fabulous women were forced out of jobs. And yet the work they have done was so significant. 

Ada Lovelace: Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer by Diane Stanley; Illustrated Jessie Hartland (Simon & Schuster, February 2016) And back in the 1800's, Ada Lovelace was making the first gains on computer programming without even knowing what a computer was 

Girls Who Code along with Women Who Code is a website where you can find out more resources about women programmers. 

Don't forget to look for these and other books at your local indie bookstore or public library.

Artwork by Sarah S. Brannen, 2017

Artwork by Sarah S. Brannen, 2017

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#Road2Reading: Recent Releases

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Each week, Michele Knott and I post about new early readers and chapter books.  As part of the Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge, I started doing new release posts. Once a month, I will post about new releases as I find out about them. This month I tried to wrap up the January to March book releases. Look for future mini-reviews as I read through new releases. Also, I have included links to previous posts mentioning new releases just below. Also, don't forget to check out Mrs. Knott's Book Nook for more releases. 

January I | January II | February

January 2017

Heidi Heckelbeck Tries Out for the Team by Wanda Coven; Illustrated by Priscilla Burris (Little Simon) 

Inspector Flytrap in the Goat Who Chewed Too Much by Tom Angleberger, Illustrated by Cece Bell (Amulet Books)

Stay-A-Home Sammy and the Runaway Spot by Maria Nilsson Thore (Holiday House)

February 2017

Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur vs. Manny Reyes Kid Entrepreneur by Luke Sharpe; Illustrated by Graham Ross (Simon Spotlight)

March 2017

Bradford Street Buddies: Springtime Blossoms by Jerdine Nolen; Illustrated by Michelle Henninger (HMH Books for Young Readers)

* Gus by Olivier Dunrea (HMH Books for Young Readers)

* Gemma and Gus (Gossie & Friends) by Olivier Dunrea (HMH Books for Young Readers)

April Fools', Mr. Todd! by Megan McDonald; Illustrated by Erwin Madrid (Candlewick)

Green Pants by Kenneth Kragel (Candlewick)

It's Raining, It's Pouring! (Sophie Mouse) by Poppy Green; Illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell (Little Simon)

Ready, Set, Blast Off! by Ray Ryan; Illustrated by Jason Kraft (Little Simon)

Note: * books refer to ones previously released but now created into an Early Reader Format.

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