For several months I have been working with fellow-blogger Lisa at Shelf-Employed on a special project to commemorate Women's History Month, celebrated during the month of March. We have founded a special blog to celebrate across the kidlitosphere, the community of bloggers specializing in children's and young adult literature.
Why celebrate women's history and children's literature? Not so long ago, women's history was virtually ignored in the K-12 curriculum. In 2011, we are fortunate to have many resources for our children to learn about women's history, from fabulous biographical picture books about remarkable women to historical novels to compelling history books written to especially appeal to young people. We hope this blog will help you identify some of these resources, learn about new books on women's history, and enjoy reflections by some distinguished authors in the field, including Kathleen Krull, Candace Fleming, and Tanya Lee Stone, among others. We will be featuring a post each day in March by a different author in children's literature or by a blogger who specializes in writing about children's or young adult literature. Each post will tie into Women's History Month, and we hope that this project will become an annual event.
Interested in participating? Check out further information on our JOIN page, and then e-mail me as soon as possible at margo_tanenbaum(at)yahoo(dot)com or Lisa at shelf-employed(at)gmail(dot)com. If we are unable to accommodate all those who would like to contribute, we encourage you to write a post on your blog about Women's History Month during the month of March and we will provide links to all appropriate posts. Also, you can already sign up to "follow" this blog through Blogger, RSS, or e-mail. We will also soon have a blog button up that you can post on your blog as well.
Please feel free to leave a comment here as well if you have any questions!