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We should all be feminists

You Go, Girl!

Books to inspire girls and women to reach their full potential

Feeling dissatisfied with the obstacles that prevent women from reaching their full potential? Looking for a way to make a difference and inspire your child and the world around you to appreciate the contributions women make in society? Use these splendid resources as a tool to build confidence and gain a deeper understanding of women in the world.For Young Readers (Pre-K to 3rd Grade)

The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin

Determined Debutantes

Strong Women in the Age of Courtship

The long storied "debutante season" has been played out in countless movies and TV shows including Downton Abbey, The Buccaneers, and more. While now extinct, the tradition of the "social season" involved a young woman entering society and "coming out" in order to be officially eligible to marry. These historical novels start at the height of the social scene in the late 1800's to its eventual demise after World War II.

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Fascinating Women

When we examine history, women represent a cadre of fascinating individuals, so why limit our emphasis on women to just March? Many readers are familiar with notable figures such Eleanor Roosevelt or Rosa Parks, but some famous female figures may surprise you.

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Page Turner Thursday's

Florynce "Flo" Kennedy The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Page Turner Thursday's is proud to present our book club book of the month.  As you know, March is Women's History Month.  To honor our women and the fight for justice in which many have embarked on, we decided to choose a person who may not be well known to many.  However, her contribution to the feminist movement should not go unnoticed.  

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Outlandish Women

Picture Book Tall Tales

Seen as a uniquely American brand of humor, tall tales are told in a straightforward manner as if to indicate the truthfulness of the account. Hyperbole and well-known American landmarks, like the creation of the Grand Canyon and western geysers in Dust Devil are also a common feature of the genre.

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What's Herstory?

Suggested reading for Women's History Month

Why do we celebrate Women's History Month? Well, why do we learn history? To help us build a better future. It's important we learn every side of history, and that includes the roles of women and their influence on the present. Below, I have compiled a small list of books that everyone should read, especially during Women's History Month. Not only are these books informative, but you will enjoy every word as well. Happy Women's History Month and enjoy!

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Busting Backstage

Musical memoirs from a female perspective

Good rock memoirs take you on tour and convey the band’s operatic highs and the Spinal Tap lows. It’s too bad that even the good ones written by men can neglect or demean the women in their lives. These women in and around the music business have written fascinating memoirs about making art and controversy in a sphere often monopolized by male voices. Look for famous cameo appearances in all of them.

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Elizabeth Keckley Speaks: “My Life in Washington”

See influential African American Elizabeth Keckley brought to life.  A little known leader, Keckley was seamstress and confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln.  This multimedia event will include a “now and then” slideshow of downtown Washington.  

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Defiant Damsels of Historical Fiction

These gritty grrrls defy the damsel in distress trope!

Young people's literature is filled with characters of emotional depth and range, internal conflict, conviction, and courage that impressionable young girls can relate to and/or draw inspiration from. As this is the season for doling out awards to film, TV, and books, I am sharing my favorite historical fiction books teeming with gritty grrrls and intrepid womenfolk who defy the "damsel in distress" trope despite their complicated circumstances.

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