Women's History Month is celebrated to commemorate the role women have played in the history of the United States. It was started in 1981 when congress established that March would be known as Women's History Month. In 1995, President Clinton began the tradition of issuing proclamations to declare the official start of Women's History Month, which has continued through each president of the United States since.
As you look to provide reading materials to your class for this exciting month, it's important to search for historical nonfiction books about women that your students might be interested in learning more about. From Ruth Bader Ginsberg to Rosa Parks, give your students with interesting books to learn from.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Supreme Court
As a justice on the U. S. Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is still a member of the highest court in the land in 2020. She is the second woman to serve on the U. S. Supreme Court and was the first woman to become a tenured professor at Columbia University. She is a strong supporter of gender equality and has created a strong legacy for women both young and old to follow.
Rosa Parks and Equal Rights
A civil rights activist, Rosa Parks made her mark in history as the woman who refused to sit in the back of the bus and give up her seat to a white passenger. This action sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which then led to the beginning of ending segregation in all public facilities.
Books That Talk About Groups of Women
Historical nonfiction books about women can include books that talk about presidential wives who have had a big impact on the history of the United States. Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Eleanor Roosevelt, Barbara Bush, and more have shaped the history of the United States through their hard work and dedication to various causes. Famous writers are always a good topic that can inspire students, and writers such as Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Virginia Woolf, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and others have shaped the literary world with both their fiction and nonfiction works.
Historical nonfiction books and ebooks about women can create an excellent learning environment for your students. Provide a variety of books for your students to look over, and try to get students interested in the histories of notable women who you are inspired by. Your students will learn more about Women's History Month when they are interested in the material you have to offer. For more information, check out ebooks by Joan Marsh LLC.