Category Archives: Women in History

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

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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My Name is Celia Cruz: The Life of Celia Cruz / Me Llamo Celia Cruz: La Vida de Celia Cruz

It’s Hispanic American Heritage Month, and in recognition I’m reviewing the bilingual picture book My Name is Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/Mi Llamo Celia Cruz: La Vida de Celia Cruz. Celia Cruz was a salsa music legend, known as the … Continue reading

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Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children

Miss More Thought Otherwise,” How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children is a story of how one woman made it her life’s mission to make libraries a place where children were included, and had a place in libraries for themselves. … Continue reading

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Frida

Painting is like her imaginary friend.
It is there whenever she wants it. It keeps her company.
It keeps her from giving up hope. 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. Continue reading

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The Story of Ruby Bridges

On Ruby’s first day, a large crowd of angry white people gathered outside.
The people carried signs that said they didn’t want black children in a white school.
People called Ruby names; some wanted to hurt her… the marshals carried guns.
Ruby would hurry through the crowd and not say a word. Continue reading

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D is for Drinking Gourd

L is for Little Rock Nine, the students who integrated school at Little Rock, Arkansas’s Central High – protected under military rule. D is for Drinking Gourd is a wonderful picture book that tells the African-American story with beautiful illustrations, … Continue reading

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