A Bit of Nature Before Bedtime: 10 Women in Science Children’s Books

May 30, 2017 by

As a parent, as a science teacher, and as a writer about the history of women in science, some of my most beautiful moments in life have come from reading children's books to my kiddos that have sparked in them a certain sudden and fierce scientific curiosity, creating that desire to go out and See the stuff of the natural world and Wonder ... [Read More]

Delightful New Children’s Book Celebrates How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing

May 18, 2017 by

What a difference a year makes. In 2016, when I was reviewing Rachel Ignotofsky's Women in Science: 50 Pioneers who Fearlessly Changed the World, I was so happy to see something, anything, at last written for children in the genre of women in science that I was glad to have it. I still am, but here we are ... [Read More]

Color With Luna Aims to Empower Girls And Build The Next Generation of Leaders

April 20, 2017 by

“Media representation matters!” That’s what nonprofit strategist and women and girls empowerment champion Alejandra Santaolalla told us about her inspiration for the totally awesome coloring book, Color with Luna. Written by Alejandra and illustrated by Gina Kim, Color with Luna was created “to empower girls and build the ... [Read More]

When Penny Met POTUS… The Children’s Book Inspired By An Inquisitive 3-Year-Old

April 19, 2017 by

For the past 20 years, Rachel Ruiz has worked as a TV writer and producer. But after spending 2012 working for President Barack Obama and consequently fielding questions about her intriguing work from her then 3-year-old daughter, Rachel was inspired to write her first children's book. An adventure in imagination, this is… When Penny Met POTUS. ... [Read More]

Happy Birthday To Celebrated Children’s Book Author Beverly Cleary

April 12, 2017 by

Happy 101st birthday to celebrated children's book author (and one of our most favorite) Beverly Cleary! Born in Oregon in 1916, Beverly lived on a farm until 6 years old, when her family then relocated to Portland, which became the setting for several of her more than 40 books featuring her beloved characters Ramona, Beezus and Henry, ... [Read More]

Watch: A First Look At Season 5 Of Orange Is The New Black… 13 Episodes Will Cover 3 Days

April 12, 2017 by

In less than 2 months, fans (like us) of Orange is the New Black will be in streaming/binging heaven when season 5 of the critically-acclaimed Netflix original series is released on June 9, 2017. As this first look shows, the action at Litchfield picks up right where we left off in last year’s dramatic season 4 cliffhanger. ... [Read More]

Our New Feminist Hero Is This Baby, “An Irrepressible Bundle Of Sass” With Her Own Must Read Book

April 11, 2017 by

Loryn Brantz is a force of extraordinary creative talent. She’s also the woman who just delivered a new feminist hero into the world via the pages of her latest book, Feminist Baby. So simple, yet hilarious and brilliant, it’s an empowering (and awesomely illustrated) story about "a girl who's not afraid to do her own thing, ... [Read More]

Celebrating National Poetry Month With A Tribute To Women Poets Of The Past

April 6, 2017 by

By Joanna C. Migdal - Inspired by Women’s History Month, and in celebration of the 21st Anniversary of National Poetry Month, I composed this cento (also known as a collage poem) in tribute to women poets of the past. In this form of poetry, lines are "lifted" from other sources and "woven" together ... [Read More]