March 2, 2020
Women’s History Month 2020: 10 Inspirational Reads
Do You Need a Reading Idea for Women’s History Month?
Inspired by Women’s History Month, which was established to amplify women’s voices and value their contributions to history, I searched through my reading lists to find stories about inspirational women whom we can celebrate during Women’s History Month.
Historical Fiction is filled with inspirational women; some are actual historical figures and others are fictional characters who lived during a certain historical time period. For this list, I’ve chosen stories about real women in history. Titles are Amazon links and my available reviews are linked.
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In no particular order….
Brave women in the German resistance movement before and during WW11. (histfic) Full Review Here
Seven brave women of the French Revolution. (histfic) Full Review Here.
The fictionalized biographical history of photographer Dorothea Lange. Full Review Here.
This fictionalized biographical narrative of Eliza Hamilton reveals her vital contributions to U. S. History in her role as Mrs. Alexander Hamilton. Full Review Here
This fictionalized biographical narrative of Patsy Jefferson reveals her important role in the presidency of Thomas Jefferson and her contribution to her father’s overall health, well being, and success. Full Review Here
This fictionalized biography of Anita Hemmings, the first black student to attend Vassar in 1897, demonstrates the determination and courage required to attempt this groundbreaking feat. Full Review Here
Historical Fiction account of the tragic story of Henrietta’s cells being used for science without her knowledge, permission, or compensation. (no review)
Many readers have seen the inspirational movie adaptation featuring the women whose mathematical and computer skills contributed to the Space Race. (no review)
This is the well-known and best-selling memoir by Corrie Ten Boom that recounts her days and hopes for survival in a concentration camp. I think this was my first WW11 reading experience. (no review)
Young Adult, Middle Grade, and a Picture Book
(all are crossover reads that adult readers will enjoy)
Malala represents brave women and girls who stand up for women’s rights in an oppressive culture. (no review)
It’s inspiring for mature middle-grade girls (and adults) to read fictionalized childhood biographies of three real women scientists and their contributions. Review (scroll down the page)
(picture book) Born into slavery, Mary Walker learned how to read at age 116! (not reviewed)
What titles can you add to this list?
I finished my Winter 2019 TBR
(Spring coming very soon!)
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