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KidLit Celebrates Women’s History Month 2011

Lisa Taylor of the Shelf Employed blog posted a comment drawing my attention to a  commemorative blog that she created with fellow blogger, Margo, of The Fourth Musketeer.

Their blog,KidLit Celebrates Women’s History Month 2011, is only for this month, and features daily posts by well-known kidlit authors, illustrators, booksellers and bloggers. More than 17 authors, including Kathleen Krull, Tanya Lee Stone, Tonya Bolden, and Carolyn Meyer have already contributed posts – most have been moving and inspiring.”

This is the type of information and blog that I have been seeking. These are the amazing stories that must be read, pondered, and shared this month and all months. I particularly liked the article on Haunted by History which remembers the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire (since I’ve been working on reviewing two books for the 100th remembrance of that tragedy) and Real History was not Meant for Publication.

It is not too late to check out this blog. I hope it lasts far longer than just one month. The collaborations and contributions of all of the authors are worth reading and re-reading. The links from the blog were helpful. I spent time examining the White House Report on women.

[On March 1, 2011,] the White House released a new report entitled Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being, a statistical portrait showing how women are faring in the United States today and how their lives have changed over time.  This is the first comprehensive federal report on women since 1963, when the Commission on the Status of Women, established by President Kennedy and chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt, produced a report on the conditions of women. View Women in America HERE.

I am reposting from the White House blog in case you missed the opportunity to ask your questions on women in the workplace, education and work-life balance:

Last August, in honor of Women’s Equality Day and the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, we had a thoughtful conversation with the BlogHer community about how far women have come since gaining the right to vote in 1920. And given the recent release of the new White House report, “Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being”, we thought it would be an opportune time to revisit the conversation.

On Wednesday, March 30, join White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Preeta Bansal, General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, for a discussion with Shine about women in the workplace, education and work-life balance.

Submit your questions and thoughts here, and Shine editors will select as many as they can pose in the time we have on Wednesday at 4:45pm ET on

Back to the KidLit Celebrate’s Women’s History blog where the link for Internet Resources for Women’s History is useful. This compilation includes links to book lists including SLJ’s list for this year. Perhaps this will guide your purchasing for next year.
Thanks, Lisa, for leaving a comment and alerting me via email to find the comment awaiting moderation. This information needs to be shared and promoted.


  1. Thanks, Diane. Much appreciated!