A Reading List for Women’s History Month

If my work as a middle school librarian has taught me one thing, it’s that one of the best ways to inspire people is to tell them a good story. For this Women’s History Month, I’ve curated a list of books that do just that ‚Äì tell...

Celebrating Black History Month throughout the year

Though on the surface it seems strange to come out with a reading list for Black History Month after the fact, one of the most important things we can do to support and advocate for people of color around the world is to keep reading and sharing their stories long...

Girls Undercover: Violet Strange

Name: Violet Strange Occupation: Girl detective and debutante Location: New York City, 1899 As seen in: The Golden Slipper and Other Problems for Violet Strange, by Anna Katharine Green Violet Strange is a character, created by Anna Katharine Green for her mystery...

Girls Undercover: The Flying Squadron

Name: Many, lost to history Occupation: Courtesans, spies, high society women Location: France, 1547-1559 As seen in: a number of historical films and works of art, but few contemporary references When Catherine de Medici was queen of France – she was the wife of...

Girls Undercover: Civil War Spies

Name: Harriet Tubman, Pauline Cushman, others Occupation: Spies, soliders, etc. Location: United States of America, 1861-1865 War history is often full of the exploits of brave, white men. History books document the movements of generals, actions of presidents and...

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