Amazing Women: Win This Book, Share Their Stories


With comic-strip–style art and amusing asides, Hooray for Women! (Candlewick) is packed with plenty of facts to keep kids learning throughout Women’s History Month. One lucky teacher will win this book! Congratulations to our winner Dori Dunham!

To enter our random drawing, submit a comment to this blog by Thursday, March 19, and let us know which of these fascinating women you’d love to have visit your classroom:

  • Human rights activist and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who, when ordered to move out of the “Colored Seating” area into the “White Seating” area at a conference in Alabama instead moved her chair right in between the two.
  • Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space and a doctor who worked with the Peace Corps in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
  • Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace prize who was shot by the Taliban at age 15 after she spoke out in favor of education for women and girls

Then check out the amazing assortment of goodies we have for you this week.

NASA is offering educator badges and out-of-this-world resources for upcoming missions—including the Artemis Program, which will land the first woman on the moon. A free one-hour webinar, “Moon to Mars Educator Badge—A Walkthrough” is for K–12 teachers and will be held on Tuesday, March 24, at 6 pm ET. Click here to learn more and sign up. 

Fourth and fifth graders are invited to participate in the 50 States, 1 National Contest sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute. Students can write an essay, short story/historical fiction piece, or poem. Entries are due March 30. Get all of the details at

Find out about the newest middle grades books with a free virtual seminar sponsored by School Library Journal. Middle Grade Magic will be held April 8 from 10 am to 5 pm. Register here

I’d never be able to choose which of those three uber-awesome women. Good luck!


PS: Teachers love the Time Timer. Want to win one? Click here to enter the contest.

26 thoughts on “Amazing Women: Win This Book, Share Their Stories

  1. No question, it would have to be Malala. She’s such an inspiration and her strength resinates to both girls and boys.

  2. Definitely Eleanor Roosevelt! She championed so many causes and lived such an interesting life. She was definitely a change maker!!

  3. Eleanor Roosevelt she’s amazing. I have a book of Women In History and I started reading from it on Monday< March 2nd. We read about Dr. Seuss first because of it being his Birthday but the next story was about Rosa Parks. Our Social Studies for the month is Women's History Month and I will be reading about one amazing woman every day for the whole month. Maybe even two or three if we have the opportunity to.

  4. Eleanor Roosevelt would be my choice. We read Eleanor and Amelia in my class. The students enjoy that book.

  5. Mae Jamison, first being a Stem school she could help us create a stem project. Second she can speak about her struggles being a person of color and to over come peoples negative opinions.

  6. Our whole school is celebrating Women in History since our elementary school is named Olympia Brown after one of the most important suffragists. She helped pass the 19th Amendment affording women the right to vote in 1920. We are planning an all school event and evening open house to honor her legacy. Any one of the women listed above would be a great addition to our celebration.

  7. Mae Jemison. My students love space and just learned about Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden. We will be adding to our knowledge of important African Americans and women in our history.

  8. I would love to have Mae Jemison come and talk to my class. I think it would be great for my first graders to hear her story.

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