A March Reading Challenge

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A March Reading Challenge

Posted by STAIR-Annapolis on March 10, 2021

We postponed our March reading challenge in order to write last week about Read Across America, so we all have some catching up to do this month!

March is National Reading Month and Women's History Month, and our reading challenge is a great way to discover new authors and titles to add to your bookshelves.

Books can serve as mirrors in which we can see ourselves and identify with the stories of others through shared experiences, or windows through which we can gain empathy and insight into the experiences of others from their perspective. When we open ourselves to the richness of the many voices speaking through literature, we can begin to see our world more clearly. Isn't the power of books amazing!?

For a simple March reading challenge that's easy to adapt to any age, reading level, or genre preference, follow the list below. One book per week, every week this month. An added challenge this Women's History Month: Every book you choose must be written by a woman!

  • Read an autobiography of a famous female history-maker. Let her tell you her story in her own words!
  • Read a book written by a female author born at least 10 years before or after you.
  • Read a book translated from another language. 
  • Read a nonfiction book about a significant moment in women's history or about women's contributions to a significant moment in American history (i.e. the American Revolution, Seneca Falls Convention, the Civil War, the suffrage movement, World War II, the Civil Rights movement, Title IX, etc.)

Good luck! We'll be back next month with a new reading challenge for you. Until then, keep reading!