Did you know that the United States congress designated March as Women’t History Month in 1987? Here at the Orem Library, we love to celebrate Women’s History Month with exciting events, art exhibits, themed booklists, and more. If you’d like to celebrate Women’s History Month with your family, you might start by checking out one of the kids books found below. Each of these books have been reviewed and chosen for the excellent way they highlight great women doing amazing things. To find even more titles that celebrate Women’s History Month, listen to the Check it Out! podcast. This Orem Library podcast features expert book reviews from literature specialist Rita, Whitney, Molly, Mary, and Toni. Check it Out!
Lily and the Great Quake : A San Francisco Earthquake Survival Story
By Veeda Bybee
Just turned twelve, Lily is the oldest of the three children in her Chinese American family living in San Francisco when the 1906 earthquake hits; her family has survived the quake, but as the city starts to burn Lily andher younger brother are separated from the others and must get to thesafety of Oakland across the bay and hope that the rest of their family andfriends are there waiting for them–but between the fire and the anti-Chinese violence it is not certain that any of them will survive. Includes nonfiction backmatter, a glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts.
Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight : Patsy Takemoto Mink and the fight for Title IX
By Jen Bryant
A champion of equal rights who helped create a better future for all Americans, this biography of the first Asian American woman elected to Congress showed how she carved her own path to become a historic trailblazer.
Grace for President
By Kelly DiPucchio
Grace campaigns for president of her grade, but when her competition seems to have the support of all the male voters, she must use all her campaigning skills to win them over by showing that she is the best person for the job.
Champions of Change : 25 Women Who Made History
By Naomi Watkins
The effort to gain women’s rights in the United states began at a convention in New York State. But it was in the Western United States–Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho–where the women’s movement found its first great triumphs. In this book meet 25 Westerners led the way. With a foreword by Utahn Shannon Hale, Newberry [sic] Honor award-winning author of Princess Academy. Includes illustrations, biographies and photos of women (and one man) who advocated for women’s voting rights in the 19th century. Explores the lives of people in the 20th century who further the work on behalf of women in a variety of industries and disciplines. Discover the stories of heroes of the past. How do they shape who you are today?
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