This year we have the first female U.S. Vice President and the first woman coach in Super Bowl history. Women are beginning to get some of the recognition they deserve and that is why celebrating Women's History Month is more important now than ever. By recognizing the contributions of women throughout time, and in the present day, Women's History Month helps to open up that world of possibilities to young girls.
On February 28th of this year Ebooks Minnesota will be celebrating its 5th year as a Minitex program, thanks in part to MDE and State Library Services. What began as a pilot program in 2016 with just over 3,500 titles, has grown in scope and content to a whopping 11,000+ books. The best part is that it continues to grow.
January 29, 2021, is celebrated as Multicultural Children's Book Day, a day to "not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity but to get more of these books into classrooms and libraries."
From the Civil Rights Movement to Michelle Obama, from Rosa Parks to Langston Hughes, from the Buffalo Soldiers to Stokely Carmichael, African Americans have contributed to the United States in countless ways and we celebrate them in February, as we should every month of the year, with Black History Month.
Are your students learning about planet Earth? Maybe they're writing a report on global warming or oceans and forests. Or maybe they're learning about the impact humans make on the environment and aspects of climate change. Ebooks Minnesota has many books about these and other topics surrounding planet Earth.
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