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Celebrate Women's History Month

It may be hard to imagine in 2011, but women were mostly absent from history books until the 1970s. In 1978, Sonoma County, California, began a "Women's History Week" designed to fill in those textbook blanks.

March became Women's History Month in 1981 when Congress approved a joint resolution by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Representative Barbara Mikulski (D-MD).

Today, few fields are left without prominent women leaders and trail blazers making headlines and paving the way for the next generation of aspiring young girls. Check out these Scholastic Kids Press Corps interviews for an idea of who will grace the pages of the next set of history books printed.

And don't forget to check back all month as Kid Reporters add new stories!

For the latest on national and international events, movies, television, music, sports, and more, check out the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps homepage.

Articles

A Woman in the White House?
A Woman in the White House?
by Leila Sachner
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March25,2011
Do you think a woman can become President? The White House Project does. For the past 12 years the advocacy organization has been working to make that possible.
New Mexico's Governor Susana Martinez
New Mexico's Governor Susana Martinez
by Jacob Schroeder
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March8,2011
Governor Susana Martinez made history when she was elected Governor of the state of New Mexico in November. She is the first Hispanic woman to serve as a governor of any state in the U.S.
Nobel Scientist Carol Greider
Nobel Scientist Carol Greider
by Nick Berray
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March16,2010
Professor Carol Greider is a brilliant scientist who is one of only nine women ever to receive the Nobel Prize in medicine. But before that, as a young girl, she was dyslexic, which impairs a person's ability to read.
Nobel Prize Winner Elinor Ostrom
Nobel Prize Winner Elinor Ostrom
by Chloe Conway
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March16,2010
At the age of 76, Dr. Elinor Ostrom has become the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in economics. The award was presented in December in Stockholm, Sweden.
NBA Referee Violet Palmer
NBA Referee Violet Palmer
by Maya Williams
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March15,2010
In 1997, Violet Palmer not only became the first woman to officiate a National Basketball Association (NBA) game, but also the first woman to officiate any major men's professional sport.
Astronaut Ellen Ochoa
Astronaut Ellen Ochoa
by Topanga McBride
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March10,2010
Dr. Ellen Ochoa is the first Hispanic woman to ever go into space, an inventor, and a mother. She is also a mentor, helping young girls pursue their dreams not matter what they are.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
by Madeleine Horner
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March4,2010
Civil right leader Rosa Parks once said, "Each person must live their life as a model for others." One person who recognizes the importance of those words is Kathleen Sebelius, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
by Chelsea Lollar
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March6,2007
In her office, the first woman Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, meets her constituents, her allies, and her adversaries.
We the People
We the People
by Danny Murphy
Scholastic News Online | September17,2008
Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, talks about the document that binds our nation together.
First Woman Firefighter
First Woman Firefighter
by Maggie Lautenslager
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March1,2007
To be a New York City firefighter is one of the most heroic careers a person can have. Is it too dangerous for women? People used to think so.
A Woman of Firsts
A Woman of Firsts
by Maya Finkelstein
Scholastic News Online | March15,2007
Tenley Albright was not only the first American woman to win the Olympic gold metal in figure skating, but was also one of a very few women of her generation to become a surgeon.
ABC's Robin Roberts
ABC's Robin Roberts
by Kajal Jani
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | February2,2007
Robin Roberts of Good Morning America is not only a role model for African-American women, but for all women and all African-Americans.
Women's Rights: Past, Present, and Future
Women's Rights: Past, Present, and Future
by Brianna Suslovic
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March1,2007
Seneca Falls, New York, is the birthplace of women's suffrage and celebrating the Seneca Falls Convention is an important part of Women's History Month.
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