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Nonfiction Monday: Women's History

Celebrate Women's History Month with this fiction/nonfiction book pair and activities for grades 6-8.

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Jacket_med No Girls Allowed
by Susan Hughes (Author)
and Willow Dawson (Illustrator)

Reading level: Grades 6-8
Hardcover: 80 pages
Publisher: Kids Can Press

See the stories of seven women who dressed as men, including Hapshepsut and Mu Lan, in this history book written and illustrated as a comic.

Pair With

9780590226516_lg Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie
The Oregon Trail Diary of Hattie Campbell, 1847

by Kristiana Gregory

Reading level: Grades 6-8
Hardcover: 168 pages
Publisher: Scholastic

In this Dear America historical diary series thirteen-year-old Hattie travels with her family across the country on the Oregon Trail.


Read School Library Journal's interiew with illustrator Willow Dawson about No Girls Allowed.

See Scholastic's interview with Kathryn Lasky and lesson plans for Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie.

Students can write and share their own Our America journals.

Bookmark the Women's History Month site and come back all month for biographies, links and lesson plans from the Library of Congress, the National Gallery of Art and more!

Visit the Smithsonian's Women's History Teaching Resources for lesson plans, photographs and online exhibits.

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