Inspire Young People with Stories from Women's History... BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY CELEBRATES WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

March 1, 2005

Inspire Young People with Stories from Women’s History…

Parents looking to share meaningful stories with children can turn to Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) as a source for inspiring stories about women from around the world. Young people learn the value of true heroism and bravery from women's adventures in history. BPL encourages families to share stories with children to help them understand the milestones women have reached and continue to make.

We would be happy to arrange an interview with Brooklyn Public Library's Executive Director Ginnie Cooper who offers books to read during Women's History Month:

The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq by Jeanette Winters… with the secret help of friends, the heroic librarian of Basra, Alia Muhammad Baker, moved over 30,000 books to safety.

Mighty Jackie: The Strike-Out Queen by Marissa Moss… Jackie Mitchell, a pitcher for the Chattanooga Lookouts, made baseball history on April 2, 1931 by striking out baseball giants, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

When Marian Sang by Pam Munoz Ryan and illustrated by Brian Selznick… a poignant retelling of Marian Anderson's historic performance at the 1939 Lincoln Memorial, which drew a crowd of over 75,000.

Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa by Andrea Davis Pinkney… Scat Cat Monroe, a feline friend of the "Queen of Scat," recounts the life story of the First Lady of Song.

Ten Queens by Milton Meltzer and illustrated by Bethanne Anderson… a mixture of history and biography spanning 2000 years, chronicles 10 women rulers' rise to power, from Cleopatra to Elizabeth I.

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