Thursday, March 2, 2017

Women's History Month: Read-Alouds and Mentor Texts

This month is Women's History Month! I am going to share some fantastic books you will want to share with your students this month to empower and amaze them. **This post includes Amazon affiliate links. If you choose to use the affiliate link, the couple of cents I earn from Amazon per purchase goes to fund future giveaways!**

If you haven't heard about the amazing Malala Yousafzai, this will be a great introduction for you AND your students! Many of your students may not realize that school is not a "normal occurrence" for people worldwide. The corageous Malala spoke out for education for every girl and was almost killed by the Taliban in the process.

With the popularity of the movie, get the young readers' edition of Hidden Figures to teach students all about the four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program.

This book about Rosa Parks is not the glossed-over version you might find in other stories. The book is a tribute to Rosa, and the images in this book are gorgeous!!

Here is a great book to share about the famous woman aviator, and is sure to inspire your students to do what they love, even when the odds are against them.

Yet another inspiring book- Wilma Unlimited is the story of Wilma Rudolph who overcame polio and paralysis to become the first American woman to earn three gold medals in the Olympics!

Ready for some amazing women who took a stand in politics? Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an awesome woman to share about when discussing how disagreeing CAN be done respectfully and CAN make a difference. 

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was another woman who stood up for what she knew was right, and wouldn't take no for an answer. She fought for women's rights and changed America forever.

This is a great book to pair with Elizabeth Leads the Way! The book is from the point of view of a little girl, Bessie, who learns that small actions can lead to big changes.

Players in Pigtails is a great book to share with students to show that girls and boys don't have "girl" and "boy" activities. The book is about the All American Girls Professional Baseball League and celebrates the girls' love of the game.

Last, but not least, share the book about one of the world's most inspiring women, Jane Goodall. Jane's life has been all about empowering people to make a difference for all living things, and in this book, as a little girl, it will help children realize they truly can make a difference.

Teach about amazing women in March during Women's History Month using these fantastic mentor texts and read-alouds.