KidLit Celebrates Women’s History Month

Check out the fifth annual KidLit Celebrates Women’s History Month!

redpencilVisit the blog Kidlit Women’s History Month (http://kidlitwhm.blogspot.com/2015/03/bring-new-childrens-books-to-life-with.html ), which “seeks to inspire, to collaborate, to call attention to new books featuring women in history, and to serve as a resource for all who are interested in the intersection of women’s history and literature for young people. The world needs confident young women with a keen understanding of the generations of women that came before them, the plight of women still suffering inequality, and the unlimited possibilities of the future. How girls see themselves in the media and on the printed page helps to shape their views on women’s place in society. All of the featured writers, librarians, artists, and educators know that literature for young people matters.”

The blog features reviews of new books for children and teens that focus on strong female characters and women in history. They have a great month planned. The blog will also One Plastic Baghave interviews with authors of some of these books, and ideas for programming with children’s books that feature strong female characters. The official theme of the National Women’s History Project for 2015, is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives,” and they are celebrating their 35th anniversary with a slogan of “Celebrating 35 years of writing women back into history.”

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