It’s March and you know what that means — Women’s History Month is here!
Over the next few weeks, let’s take time to celebrate the strong women who have made their mark on our nation’s history.
As a parent or teacher, you may be wondering how to honor these remarkable women at home or in the classroom.
That’s where Pinna comes in.
With an extensive audio library chock full of titles featuring heroic women, there’s no shortage of educational material to share with the kids in your life.
Today, we’re highlighting a brand new series on Pinna called Women Leading the Way. The Women Leading the Way audiobooks showcase inspiring women from all walks of life doing their part to affect positive change in our country.
Below, we’re going to share a brief rundown of how Women’s History Month came to be, along with the current titles available in the Women Leading the Way audiobook series on Pinna.
Let’s get started.
What is Women’s History Month?
Women’s History Month actually began as Women’s History Week. It was first celebrated in Santa Barbara, California in 1978. It was a local tradition at first, coinciding with International Women’s Day in March, and focusing on the contributions of women to our nation’s history. It quickly picked up steam and other cities throughout America started celebrating Women’s History Week too. In 1980, Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the week of March 8th to be Women’s History Week across the country. This was brought on by a consortium of women’s groups and historians led by the National Women’s History Alliance (then called the National Women’s History Project) lobbying for national recognition. It was celebrated the same week each year until 1987 when Congress passed Public Law 100-9 designating March as Women’s History Month. Now, we take the month of March to recognize the incredible accomplishments of women throughout American history.
Women Leading the Way
Women Leading the Way: Ava Duvernay, Film Director
Ava DuVernay is an award-winning director who surpassed critics and found success in the movie business. This audiobook highlights Ava’s powerful presence in the film industry.
Women Leading the Way: Serena Williams, Tennis Star
Serena Williams is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. From her first Grand Slam in 1999, Serena has dominated the courts while also working off-court to fight for equality for women and people of color. Hear all about her rise to stardom, from childhood to championships and future goals.
Women Leading the Way: Simone Biles, Olympic Gymnast
After years of dedication and diligent training, Simone Biles and her collection of gold medals have proven she is the greatest gymnast of her time! Follow Simone’s path to greatness in this audiobook.
Women Leading the Way: Dolly Parton, Country Music Star
Dolly Parton may have built her fame on a country music career, but she has become a powerhouse in other industries, too! Learn about Dolly’s beginnings in music, her thriving free book program, and more.
Women Leading the Way: Malala Yousafzai, Education Activist
By age 11, Malala Yousafzai was already working to change the world. The activist has been working ever since to ensure that children around the world have access to education. Listeners will learn that they don’t have to be adults to lead the way!
Women Leading the Way: Maria Tallchief, Prima Ballerina
With grace and determination, Maria Tallchief became the world’s first Native American prima ballerina! Her story of triumph dances through this audiobook.
Women Leading the Way: Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Justice
Sonia Sotomayor has been a trailblazer all her life. She’s the Supreme Court’s first Latina justice, and its third-ever woman! This audiobook explores Sonia’s childhood in the Bronx, her career as a tough-but-fair prosecutor, and her journey to the highest court in the United States.
Pinna’s audio library is massive and offers something for everyone. The booklist above will give you an excellent starting point when you’re on the hunt for educational material to cover Women’s History Month at home or in the classroom.
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