When I started working on women’s history about thirty years ago, the field did not exist. People didn’t think that women had a history worth knowing. Gerda Lerner, Women and History
Kenneth Grahame, creator of one of the most celebrated works of classic literature for children, was born on March 8, 1859.
Grahame was a Scottish essayist and children’s story writer who wrote the children’s classic The Wind in the Willows, stories of little Mole, willful Ratty, Badger the perennial bachelor, and petulant Toad. Over one hundred years since their first appearance in 1908, they’ve become emblematic archetypes of eccentricity, folly, and friendship. Continue reading Happy Birthday, Kenneth Grahame
March is Women’s History Month – does it even matter? Expand your perspective! Read women’s voices this month.
Women’s history tells the story of our past from an expanded perspective. It does not rewrite history, but it does make very different judgments about what is important. Women’s history approaches the past with a wide-angle lens, taking in a much wider vision of what was going on in any given time period.
– More on Women’s History Month Continue reading A Word to Wise Women: Women’s History Month Musings
For many of us, compiling a list of our favorite children’s books wouldn’t be complete without one or two titles from Dr. Seuss. While he is arguably the most well-loved children’s author of the past century, you may not know that he spent two years during World War II as an editorial cartoonist.
Have you discovered Reading Rockets yet? The award-winning website is geared to adults, helping kids learn to read. During Black History Month they feature a comprehensive list of resources to use throughout the year. Continue reading Reading Rockets Celebrates Black History Month