Tillie Pierce and Women’s History Month


March is Women’s History Month, and a number of government institutions, including the Library of Congress and the National Archives, among others, are paying tribute to the amazing contributions of women through history. There are some great resources for teachers to check out. One very special resource is Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg by Tanya Anderson.  It’s a new title in the TFCB imprint that tells the story of a real teen girl who witnessed the Battle of Gettysburg and helped nurse soldiers during the horrific three-day battle. Tanya did impressive original research to bring Tillie’s story to life for modern readers, and she’s created a wonderful website for Tillie, complete with photos, more information about Tillie and her neighbors, a blog devoted to learning more about the Civil War era, and information about historical and modern Gettysburg. She also contributed a wonderful blog entry last week to the Kidlit blog, which is celebrating Women’s History Month with entries written by the authors of some wonderful books for young readers about achieving women. Take a gander to learn more about some great books about women.

And don’t forget to check in again in two weeks for more from TFCB!