What Do We Celebrate On March 8?
International Women`s day is not only words for pleasure, sweets, flowers. This is something more than a mere holiday. International Women`s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, and political achievements of women.
It is one of the most important days to:
- celebrate female achievements
- raise awareness about women's equality
- lobby for accelerated gender parity
- fundraise for female-focused charities
Some interesting facts about this holiday
The colors of the holiday
According to the website “International Women`s Day” they are:
- Purple is associated with justice and dignity
- Green symbolizes hope
- White represents purity
The theme of the International Women`s Day
Each year has its topic connected with vital issues. According to current worldwide problems such as Pandemic, quarantine, crises, the UN Women announces the theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2021 as, “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” The topic emphasizes the enormous efforts of women and girls around the world in forming a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
So, in honor of International Women`s Day, I would recommend some books are associated with this holiday. They contain general information about the celebration, famous individuals and problems, women face in their life.
Women in Science
This book tells stories of notable women from the ancient to the modern world. It highlights the achievements of fifty great females in various spheres of science such as technology, engineering, mathematics.
The women profiled include well-known figures like primatologist Jane Goodall, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American physicist, and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
Women in Sports
This book discusses a significant issue that has a long and difficult history. A richly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Sports underlines the achievements and stories of fifty distinguished women athletes from the 1800s to today, including trailblazers, Olympians, and record-breakers in more than forty sports.
The athletes featured include well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, as well as lesser-known champions like Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a professional men’s league, and skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee.
The book also contains infographics on topics that athletic women want to know about, such as:
- muscle anatomy;
- a timeline of women’s participation in sports;
- pay and media statistics for female athletes;
- influential women’s teams.
Women in Sports celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for modern athletes.
Women in Art
Rachel Ignotovsky writes about the achievements and stories of 50 notable women in the arts.
From well-known figures like painters Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keeffe to lesser-known names like 19th-century African-American quilter Harriet Powers and Hopi-Tewa ceramic artist Nampeyo, you'll be inspired by their stories of creativity, determination, and self-expression.
Covering a wide array of artistic mediums, this fascinating collection of illustrated capsule biographies also contains infographics about artistic movements throughout history, statistics about women's representation in museums, and notable works by women.
If you want to know more about famous women, you can watch short videos made by TedEd.