Thursday, March 11, 2010

As promised, here's Women's History Month!

March is Women's History Month. Celebrate by reading the President's proclamation. Check out the History Channel's coverage of Women's History Month to read about the history of the celebration itself and of famous women.

If you'd like to read a book about women in history, you can start with Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation. If you'd rather read about one woman, try Circus Queen & Tinker Bell: The Memoir of Tiny Kline. If you're interested in the women's movement, you might like to read about its origins: Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement. If you're interested in more modern material, try Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975. And last, but certainly not least, is this book which needs no explanation--the title says it all: In Her Place: A Documentary History of Prejudice Against Women.

If none of these suggestions looks good to you, do your own search in the library catalog. My search was for "women and history and (american OR "united states")" but you could do something more specific, like "female and atheletes and history" to find something that suits you. Don't forget that you can always ask a librarian for suggestions for a book to read--we're happy to help!

The library is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. the week of spring break if you're looking for a good book or for help with your research.

Enjoy your break!