Book review · history · Kids' books · Science

What is special about March?

March is the third month of the year, and it is Women’s History Month! It’s also the month in which we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (wear green!).

In February, we celebrated Black History Month. This month, we look at all the good things women have contributed to our country.

In the past, African-American people and women have not been talked about much in the history books. Today, we know that ALL people (no matter what you look like or where you are from) should be recognized for all the important things they do.

For example, did you know that Alice Coachman was the first African-American woman to win a gold medal at the Olympics? And she was the first American woman to win a gold medal in track and field (running and jumping).

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Alice Coachman doing the high jump! (Photo from Library of Congress)

After Alice Coachman won the gold medal, many other women started winning medals for track and field, too!

Lots of women scientists made important discoveries! They created medicines, built the first computers, and helped space shuttles travel into space!

Here are some books about famous women that my daughter (and my son probably will, too, when he is older!) likes to read. You can find lots more great books at this site (https://www.amightygirl.com/books).

 

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