Thursday, March 1, 2012

Women's History Month!

Happy Women's History Month!

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

Tough Chicks

My Name is Not Isabella

Madam President

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)

Other ideas:
  • 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. 
Just do something to celebrate being a phenomenal woman and show your daughter(s) that women can be powerful, influential, and confident beings.

How do you plan to celebrate Women's History Month?  I'd love more ideas!   

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