Girls Can Be Engineers and Doctors, too!


Sometimes I fear that there are so many books being written right now about all the things girls can do…that boys are eventually going to feel left out. What do you think? Probably not, right? But I do think that these books are useful not just for girls but for boys as well…to let them… 

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Planting the Trees of Kenya – The Story of Wangari Maathai


Do you have a garden – a flower garden, a vegetable garden? I do and we are all looking forward to the continuing harvest of vegetables – YUM! Because there is nothing better than something that comes straight from your garden. And…there is something so satisfying about planting, caring for, harvesting, preparing and then putting… 

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Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909


Can you imagine arriving at Ellis Island with your parents, not speaking a word of English? You would, of course, be right to assume that you would be able to go to school because, after all, you are only a child! And then you find out that you are the only person in your family… 

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Miss Moore Thought Otherwise


Aren’t young people lucky that strong women have always been around? I mean really…if you think about it, women have always been at the forefront of everything important, right?!? Certainly, Anne Carroll Moore knew her mind and she wasn’t going to settle for anything less, thank goodness. Children can now read all about Anne Carroll… 

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Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers


Last weekend I took a drive along the Shenandoah River to see the Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica) as they were in full glorious bloom. The sun was shining, the air was crisp, the river was high – it was a magnificent day. And…it reminded me that I had this book, Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers, set aside… 

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