We Can Do It! Women’s History Month at the Library – Available at all Prince William Public Library Branches
March 1 – March 31
For teens and adults.
March is a month for many celebrations – St. Patrick’s Day, National Puppy Day (yes, really), and many more. It is also Women’s History Month, and a great time to focus on important historical moments as experienced by women. Many new fiction titles for adults center on the experience of women here and abroad during World War II – books such as
Dear Mrs. Bird, and The Light Over London.
Young readers may enjoy Resistance, a novel by Jennifer Nielsen or Fly Girls: the Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WW II by P. O’Connell Pearson.
Researchers wishing to know more about women of the era will find in-depth information in the Digital Library, such as the Ebsco E-Book History Collection, Masterfile, JSTOR, and Washington Post Historical Newspapers. Dig into these sources for accounts of the Native American woman who developed aircraft for Lockheed during the war, to find articles about women shipbuilders, or to read contemporary news of the home front, to name just a few topics. If your grandmother or your mother was Rosie the Riveter and worked in a factory to support the war, you can envision her life by reading novels like The Wartime Sisters or Dream When You’re Feeling Blue. In between all the other March celebrations, spend a little time this month getting to know the remarkable and courageous women of World War II.