Women's History Month highlights contributions that women have made to history. Use BadgerLink resources to find images, articles, video, and other information about scientists, writers, and other great thinkers!
Britannica School and Britannica Library
Join Britannica Education in celebrating Women’s History with the theme ‘Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.’ From print to the stage to the screen, Britannica is spotlighting women who have made an impact in all forms of storytelling. Learn about their achievements, engage with interactive media, and be inspired through articles, timelines, lesson plans, and more. You can check them out at https://britannicaeducation.com/womens-history-month/.
For libraries looking to add new books by and about women to their shelves, Core Collections has great recommendations. Download the handout for a list of 10 to get you started.
Literary Reference Center Plus and Poetry and Short Story Reference Center
Additionally, Literary Reference Center Plus and Poetry & Short Story Reference Center are great sources of biographies for authors such as Emily Dickinson, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Kate Chopin, Amy Tan and Sylvia Plath. New contemporary author biographies include Aisha Saeed, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Dorothy West, Fatimah Asghar, Heid E. Erdrich, Henriqueta Lisboa, Imbolo Mbue and Monica Youn. Students and educators will also find literary criticism on works such as:
- Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths by Elizabeth Acevedo
- Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai
- "Green" by Sefi Atta
- Letters from Rifka by Karen Hesse
- "On Being Brought from Africa to America" by Phillis Wheatley
- Something to Declare by Julia Alvarez
- The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
- Tracks by Louise Erdrich
Poetry & Short Story Reference Center also includes Poetry Showcases from The Paris Review that offer an in-depth look at poets and their works. Each showcase includes a biography, several poems and an interview with the poet, as well as audio recordings of the interview and of the poet reading her work. Featured poets include Franny Choi, Joy Priest, Cecilia Vicuña, Mónica de la Torre, Tracy K. Smith, Brenda Hillman, Eliza Griswold, Evie Shockley, Jana Prikryl, Jenny Xie, Layli Long Soldier, Solmaz Sharif and Tishani Doshi.
NoveList and NoveList K8
NoveList can help librarians and library users find a variety of fiction celebrating female characters and culture. Check out the Recommended Reads Lists for Historical Women in Fiction (under Historical Fiction). Use the “strong female” appeal term to find fiction with fierce female protagonists. Find your next read by a woman author by searching genres, readalikes, and award winners in this resource.
Celebrate and learn about women all year round using TeachingBooks resources. Find additional ideas within their Women / Girls Collection and use filters such as curricular area, genre, and cultural experience to narrow results to just what you are looking for. Include titles about women in the library and classroom, using these curated lists and awards:
- The Septima Clark Book Award honors books that depict women’s issues globally.
- Women's History and Women's Lives
- Women’s History Month: A Book Every Day
- Rise: A Feminist Book Project Top Ten includes titles recognized as the best feminist books for young readers.
Check out all the Teaching Ideas from TeachingBooks on Women's History Month.