Beyond the Books ~ Women’s History Month

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Beyond the Books is a weekly meme hosted by Karen @ KissinBlueKaren. Each week features a new topic (mostly non-bookish). This meme is a fun, social weekly post.


This Week’s Topic:

March = Women’s History Month

 

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March is Women’s History Month 
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. These entities have created the Women’s History Month website that is super cool. They even have a special page for teachers to plan lessons and curriculum around.

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I starkly remember being fascinated in 4th and 5th grade with Susan B. Anthony and Amelia Earhart. I read everything my school library had on these two ladies. I can’t recall what precisely struck my interest in the two of them – and so close together in time. I do very much remember the cover of a Susan B. Anthony book I read several times. Our library had several of the books in this biographical series. Both of these women were trailblazers in their own rights and set forth forward momentum for where women stand today. I am glad Susan B. Anthony was such a bold woman.

In high school, I learned quite a bit about Frida Kahlo. She was an interesting, if different woman.  I would not be one to select the art style and time period in which Kahlo painted, but I recognize the great efforts she put forth to identify her Mexican heritage in art. She was a pivotal player in the art world. Even if a bit odd, she opened a door for women and strode through it.

 

Other influential women include: Mother Teresa, Princess Diana, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, Malala Yousafza, Eleanor Roosevelt, and so many more women from all different eras.

 

Upcoming Prompts:

March 15– St.Patrick’s Day
March 22– Spring begins
March 29– What’s in your purse

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