Happy International Women’s Day! March 8, 2016Posted by Lauren in Fiction, Uncategorized, Young Adult.
Tags: Children's Books, Fiction, Thoughtful Ramblings
It’s International Women’s Day! March 8th is a worldwide celebration of women and their achievements and a call for gender equality. Take today to celebrate being YOU or any of the special ladies in your life! Last night I started reading Gloria Steinem’s latest, My Life on the Road, which feels pretty appropriate for this week. (My signed copy was a Christmas gift!) I tried to jot down a quick list of some of my favorite women authors and I kept thinking of writers of children’s books. It turns out I grew up reading some pretty great women, so I mixed those in with other classics. What women have shaped your bookshelves over the years?
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
Stepping on the Cracks by Mary Downing Hahn
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L Konigsburg