March - Women's History Month, is a terrific time for young and old readers to learn more about the incredible women who have paved the way for us.
Some of Claire’s favorite women’s history resources:
(Books for young readers starred)
*Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World, by Cynthia Chin-Lee, illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy.
*America in the Time of Susan B. Anthony by
America’s Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates and Heroines, Gail Collins.
*American Women: Their Lives in Their Words, Doreen Rappaport
* Fanny Lou Hamer and the Fight of the Vote, by Penny Colman
* Demanding Justice: A Story about Mary Ann Shadd Cary by Jeri Chase Ferris
*I Could Do That! Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote, by Linda Arms White
*Jeanette Rankin: Political Pioneer, Gretchen Woelfle; Jeanette Rankin: First Lady of Congress by Trish Marx
Jeannette Rankin: America’s Conscience by Norma Smith
Iron-Jawed Angels, HBO movie, starring Hillary Swank, set in the 1916 suffrage battle. These incredible women were willing to die for the vote.
Living Voices: Brings Life to History – Seattle - 206-328-0798, www.livingvoices.org
firstname.lastname@example.org. Variety of live programs available for schools.
*Luba: The Angel of Bergen-Belsen by Luba Tryszysnska-Frederick, picture book set in Nazi POW camp
* Mama Went To Jail for the Vote, by Kathleen Karr, illustrated by Malene Laugesen
*Rabble Rousers: 20 Women Who Made a Difference by Cheryl Harness
* Radical Red by James Duffy, out of print middle grade novel about suffrage
*Victoria Woodhull: Fearless Feminist by Kate Havelin (older nf)
*We the People: The 19th Amendment by Michael Burgan
Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement, P.J. Cooney, TERRIFIC RESOURCE - in collaboration with the National Women’s History Project www.nwhp.org.
*With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Woman’s Right To Vote, Ann Bausum
Women’s Voices form the Western Frontier, by Susan G. Butrille
“Women’s Votes, Women’s Voices, 1910-2010” Washington Centennial Suffrage Commemoration
Commemorations around the state on February 25,2009 and November 8, 2010. Email or sign up with Claire Rudolf Murphy (email@example.com) to help plan events for Spokane area.
For more information:
The Women's History Consortium, part of the Washington State Historical Society, dedicated to preserving and making available resources about Washington women's history.
211 21st Avenue SW
Olympia, WA 98501