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Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month! Celebrate by reading about amazing women who shaped history.


Women's History Month

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Amen to that.

A well-read woman is a dangerous creature.

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Margaret Thatcher

Quintessential feminist lit. A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf

"For most of history, anonymous was a woman." - Virginia Woolf

"Every woman should have a blowtorch." - Julia Child

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume

Are you there God? It's me, Margaret (Open Library)

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Joyce Carol Oates Doll Miniature American by UneekDollDesigns on Etsy. NEED.

Joyce Carol Oates Doll MIniature American Author

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Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Moon Over Manifest

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"Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind." - Virginia Woolf

Journal of a Nobody

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Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables

"I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship." Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

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"Well behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

"If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission." Celebrate Women's History Month!

“Aim at a high mark and you'll hit it. No, not the first time, nor the second time. Maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect.” - Annie Oakley, the first female sharp-shooter.

Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman. She was the first African-American woman in the world to earn an international pilots license in 1921 in France after failing to find training in USA.

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ― George Eliot

The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps by Jeanette Winter

“Forget conventionalisms; forget what the world thinks of you stepping out of your place; think your best thoughts, speak your best words, work your best works, looking to your own conscience for approval.” ― Susan B. Anthony

This Day In History : Photo

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“To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage.” ― Georgia O'Keeffe

“Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better.” ― Florence Nightingale

Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson: Kirby Larson's emotionally rich story celebrates pioneer women and their indomitable spirit. Filled with the fascinating detail of daily life on the homestead and the excitement and unpredictability of the frontier, Hattie's story transports readers to a time and place long ago but not forgotten.

The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis: Deza is the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in life. The twists and turns of their story reveal the devastation of the Depression and prove that Deza truly is the Mighty Miss Malone.

The Mighty Miss Malone

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"I'm not funny. What I am is brave." - Lucille Ball

Ruche: Spotlight: Lucille Ball

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Eleanor Roosevelt raised five children, was involved in Democratic Party politics and numerous social reform organizations. In the White House, she was one of the most active first ladies in history and worked for political, racial and social justice. After her husband's death, Eleanor was a delegate to the United Nations and continued to serve as an advocate for a wide range of human rights issues. She remained active in Democratic causes and was a prolific writer until her death at age 78.

Bethany Hamilton, who has defied all odds to compete and win professional championships after losing her arm in a shark attack at age thirteen.