Women Weaving Their own Stories

Perhaps, like me, you recall the days of sitting in a history class bored beyond reach by all the facts figures and battles presented as “history.” Today, as more and more stories emerge from different perspectives, socio-economic backgrounds, ages, genders, races and ethnicities, I find myself at times entranced by the past and what it can teach us.

For the fifth year, librarians and bloggers Margo Tanenbaum, of The Fourth Musketeer, and Lisa Taylor, of Shelf-employed, have compiled a fascinating web resource celebrating women’s history. This year’s theme for Women’s History Month is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” A different writer each day contributes a post featuring a woman who’s made history. The Kidlit site features articles on acclaimed women such as Louisa May Alcott and Mahalia Jackson, as well as interesting, less-heralded women, including the American Revolutionary heroes Betsy Zane and Prudence Wright.

And don’t miss previous posts on opera singer Leontyne Price,  human rights activist Malala Yousafzai, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai. SeedsofChange

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