Category Archives: Historical

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

Ada Lovelace Day is coming in one week! What is Ada Lovelace Day? It’s the day when we celebrate the awesome Ada Byron Lovelace, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculums, AND all things women in technology! This year we will celebrate the Ada … Continue reading

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Harlem Hellfighters

It’s a week away from Memorial Day, and in honor of the holiday, this month’s second blog post is on the book Harlem Hellfighters. It is a great introduction for kids aged 8 and up, who may want to learn about war … Continue reading

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The first Jewish U.S. female Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, grew up seeing injustice and grew up determined to fight against it. Her story is told in the children’s picture book “I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsberg Makes Her Mark.” … Continue reading

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The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

Originally posted on Calico Kidz:
Loving v. Virginia was a Supreme Court case many are still not aware of. What’s unique about Loving v. Virginia is that it had no political motivation, it was motivated by love. Two people wanted…

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Amazing Places

“Just think, when Mother was my age,
she could build a fire with sparks from rocks, catch a bunch of grasshoppers…”
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Biblio Burro: A True Story from Columbia

Written & illustrated by: Jeanette Winter What would you do if there were no books available to read to your children? What if there were no libraries that gave children access to books? This was the case for many villages in … Continue reading

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I Am Amelia Earhart

 I am Amelia Earhart. When I was little,  people told me that girls should wear dresses and play with dolls.  They said we shouldn’t have “unladylike” adventures. I didn’t agree. It’s Women’s History Month, and what better time to learn about … Continue reading

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