Read some fabulous books to your children to celebrate women. Here are just a few of our favorites:
Marching With Aunt Susan
I am Rosa Parks
Vision of Beauty
My Name is Not Isabella
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
This is also a great time to purchase/borrow books on female self-esteem and confidence. A few of our favorites include:
Beautiful Brown Eyes
Me I Am!
Star of the Week
I Like Myself! (Just saw an interview featuring Viola Davis who read this book to baby, Gensis, she recently adopted)
- Celebrate Biblical women, modern women, women who impacted Black history (or whatever race your child is)---talk about powerful women who have done great things.
- Find out women who pioneered in a field your child is interested in (sports, science, teaching, etc.).
- Talk about the women in your family and how they have made you a better person.
- Write a letter to a woman you admire and send it to her.
- Take gifts to women at local nursing homes.
- Using popular magazines or the Internet to print pictures, create a posterboard of powerful women (or cheaper than buying a posterboard is using a cardboard box you already have). I love getting Essence magazine which regularly profiles fabulous women of color.
How do you plan to celebrate Women's History Month? I'd love more ideas!