It’s Girl Power Month!! Otherwise known as Women’s History month. And it’s time to bring out all those fantastic books about GIRL POWER! I’ve got some great lists of books to use in the classroom plus some really fun facts about women in history. Come on teachers – let’s celebrate women’s history!
One of the greatest spies in World War II was a woman. Nancy Wake was known as The White Mouse and was one of the Gestapo’s most wanted spies with a 5 million-franc price on her head.
A woman was the ruler of one of the largest empress in the history of the world. At one Queen Victoria’s empire included land on nearly every continent. She ruled from Britain to India, Australia to Canada, South Africa to Egypt, and even controlled Hong Kong. It was said that the sun never set on the British Empire.
The world’s first Novel was written by a woman. The Tale of Genji was published in Japan around 1000CE. It was written by Murasaki Shikibu and was a story about life in royal Japanese court.
Nan’yehi was woman warrior for the Cherokee Nation. When her husband was killed during battle in 1775, she took his place and led the Cherokee to victory.
Some Great Books!!!
Look Up!: Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer by Robert Burleigh
Henrietta Swan Leavitt was born on July 4, 1868, and she changed the course of astronomy when she was just twenty-five years old. Henrietta spent years measuring star positions and sizes from photographs taken by the telescope at the Harvard College Observatory, where she worked. After Henrietta observed that certain stars had a fixed pattern to their changes, her discovery made it possible for astronomers to measure greater and greater distances—leading to our present understanding of the vast size of the universe.
Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea By Robert Burleigh
Marie Tharp was always fascinated by the ocean. Taught to think big by her father who was a mapmaker, Marie wanted to do something no one had ever done before: map the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Was it even possible? Not sure if she would succeed, Marie decided to give it a try.
Check out these book lists!
Disrupters, Daredevils, and Artists: Women Who Changed the World