Edmonia Lewis, Black American Sculptor

Edmonia Lewis, Black American Sculptor

Mary Edmonia Lewis was a sculptor in America at a time when it was difficult for any woman to be a sculptor, and significantly more difficult for a black woman to do so. Author Kirsten Pai Buick, author of the book Child of the Fire, about Edmonia Lewis, says that...
Women Inventor’s Placemat!

Women Inventor’s Placemat!

Have we mentioned the placemat is here? It’s here! One day at breakfast, over a year ago, my daughter looked up from her Inventors of the World placemat asked sadly, “Why is there only one woman on this?” I said “There are more than that! I have a whole book of...
#1000BlackGirlBooks founder Marley Dias

#1000BlackGirlBooks founder Marley Dias

Representation Matters! Have you heard about Marley Dias? When she was in 6th grade, she wanted to read more books with black girls as the main character, so she started a champaign and set out to find 1000. “I knew I was frustrated by the lack of diversity in the...

Statue of Jane Austen coming to Bath!

Bath was chosen as the city since Austen’s parents lived there and some of her books are set there. “It will also be good to go a little way to redress the fact that less than 3% of all statues in the UK are of historical, non-royal women,” said Mr...