Saturday was International Women’s Day, but it’s not too late to celebrate! Teaching kids that women are strong, intelligent leaders is absolutely vital to eliminating sexism in society, so it’s important to discuss it with both your daughters and your sons. One way to do this in a way that kids will enjoy is through reading. Read books to your kids about strong, smart, brave girls– not just barbies and princesses (not that a princess can’t be those things! I’m a huge Frozen fan!) Girls can be so much more than just “pretty” though, and they need to learn that from an early age! They can be scientists, politicians, astronauts, business owners, teachers, archaeologists, artists, writers, doctors, inventors, adventurers! One way to highlight all that women have accomplished is by reading books about women that have changed history. This list by Allison McDonald at No Time For Flashcards is of books about great women throughout history who have brought about change, and will give your daughters AND sons some new role models:
A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart (Picture Book Biography)by David A. Adler
A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman (Picture Book Biography)by David A. Adler.
Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman by Kathryn Krull
The Story of Anne Frank by Brenda Ralph Lewis
Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventorby Emily Arnold McCully
Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Voteby Tanya Lee Stone