3 Books to Celebrate Women’s History Month

It’s March and time to jump into Women’s History Month. Have you stopped by the Kidlit Celebrates Women’s History Month blog yet? It has had quite a lovely makeover.

Today I have books about three women who have something in common. Can you guess what it is?

The three women are:


1. Helen Keller in the picture book biography Helen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller by Doreen Rappaport and Matt Tavares

Rappaport uses quotations from Helen Keller’s writings to help fill out her story. The big watercolor and gouache illustrations capture the reader.


2. Rosa Parks in Time For Kids: Rosa Parks: Civil Rights Pioneer (Time for Kids Biographies) by Editors of TIME For Kids with Karen Kellaher

Rosa Parks is best known for her refusal to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955, a pivotal event in the Civil Rights Movement. This biography covers her life, including how she and her husband eventually moved to Detroit after losing their jobs in Montgomery. Archival photographs, a timeline and interviews included.


3. Claudette Colvin in Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose

Before Rosa Parks, there was a teenager named Claudette Colvin who also refused to go to the back of the bus. With her role in history largely forgotten, Philip Hoose brings her back to her proper place. This title was a Sibert Honor book in 2010.

So, have you guessed what they have in common? Visit Wrapped In Foil for more information and the answer.