Kids’ books, apps & films for Women’s History Month
We’re happily ringing in March for several reasons: it brings the promise of spring, National Pancake Day (today!), and it’s Women’s History Month.
In celebration of strong, intelligent women, we rounded up a few favorite apps, books, and videos from Tinybop Loves that have the power to inspire leadership, innovation, and perseverance in all kids.
- Rosie Revere, Engineer: This book is about a curious young girl, Rosie Revere, Engineer, who has a passion for tinkering but, unfortunately, circumstances cause her to lack confidence in her abilities. A visit from her Great-Great-Aunt Rose allows her to discover that nothing should prevent you from achieving your dreams.
- Hopscotch: Started by two amazing women, Hopscotch is a visual coding app that teaches the basics of programming and is perfect for play and experimentation.
- The Official Eames Office YouTube Channel: Charles and Ray Eames were two of the finest designers of the 20th century. Ray Eames was not only an artist, designer, and filmmaker but also a founder of American Abstract Artists, an abstract expressionist painting collective. This collection of the Eames’ videos is sure to inspire innovation.
- The Westing Game: If you love mysteries, then you’ll definitely aspire to be a successful detective like Turtle, the main character in The Westing Game. She’s resourceful, witty, and determined. The story follows a jumble of heirs as they sleuth out a solution to the supposed murder of a wealthy relative; the final prize is a hefty sum. Written by Ellen Raskin, one of the most skilled children’s literature authors, the book has definitely stood the test of time.
- Brave Irene: Brave Irene is a William Steig favorite: the story of the daughter of a dressmaker, tasked to make a beautiful ball gown for the duchess — and then deliver it during a blizzard. Magical and heartwarming, the book touches on themes of mother-daughter love, courage, and humor in the face of adversity.