For grades K, 1, and 2, I will be reading picture books about girls who do not limit themselves to stereotypes about what girls can or should do. For specific titles, see the Weekly Readalouds page of this website.
Grade 3 will continue hearing nominees for the Cook Prize, awarded by the Bank Street College of Education for an exemplary STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) book. This week's nominee, Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor, by Robert Burleigh, doubles as a women's history book.
Grade 4 continues with Some Kind of Courage, by Dan Gemeinhart. The students seem to be really enjoying this exciting historical fiction set in the state of Washington in 1890.
Grade 5 will hear Elizabeth Started All the Trouble, by Doreen Rappaport, about the women's suffrage movement. It's long but does a nice job of linking the fight for women's rights to other fights for freedom and equality, such as the colonists' rebellion against English oppression, grade 5's current topic in social studies.