#GoodReads Roundup: Trailblazers, Sharks, and Unhailed Heroes
Happy Women’s History Month! We’re kicking it off with a deep dive into some awesome women’s history-themed books and blogs and a look at some of the unhailed GenderAvengers who changed the world but didn’t make it into our history books.
This month, City Lights Press is publishing its first kids book, Rad American Women A-Z, that celebrates 26 women "rebels, trailblazers, and visionaries who shaped our history." We love the message and the incredible artwork.
Looking for more women’s history books for the kids in your life? School Library Journal put together this handy list of books for kids from pre-K to grade 8 about women who shaped history.
Amazing Women in History: All the Kickass Women the History Books Left Out — our kind of blog!
An old one, but in case you missed it — a few years ago Maria Popova and Lisa Congdon put together The Reconstructionists, a year long illustrated look at who changed how we see the world.
Here are just a few of the unhailed GenderAvengers who battled sexism while changing the world:
- Eugenie Clark: A pioneer in marine conservation nicknamed “The Shark Lady,” Clark was barred entry from Columbia University for post doctoral studies and told "If you do finish, you will probably get married, have a bunch of kids, and never do anything in science after we have invested our time and money in you."
- 6 Women Scientists Who Were Snubbed Due to Sexism
- Black, Queer, Feminist, Erased from History: Meet the Most Important Legal Scholar You’ve Likely Never Heard Of: This profile of Dr. Pauli Murray by Brittney Cooper is a must-read.
We want to learn about more of the women that the history books missed. Do you have some favorite links or facts to share? Leave a comment or tweet to us at @genderavenger.
So, what were we up to this week?
- We got some love from our friends at OxFam, who have 5 great ways to celebrate Women’s History Month.
- We reached out to #LaunchFestival about their 24% women speaker lineup.
Bad news: here’s how they responded:
Good news: they had ended up having an awesome discussion about gender diversity on stage the next day. Check it out at the 1 hour 23 minute mark:
More good news? Your voices were heard. Thanks for tweeting with us and joining in on the conversation on Twitter — we can’t do this work without you.
And that's just the tip of the iceberg. We’ve got a lot going on at GenderAvenger, and so much more in store. Want to help us take GenderAvenger to the next level? Mellody Hobson is tripling every dollar you donate during Women’s History Month:
$5 becomes $15
$20 becomes $60
$50 becomes $150