Celebrating Women’s History Month in the Classroom

By Emily Apuzzo Hopkins | 12 March 2024

March is Women’s History Month—a great month for us to celebrate women all over the world! At Meg, we are excited to share some specific resources to support you and your students. From fun facts to fascinating biographies, we’ve got you covered.

Biographies for the Ages

Biographies written for kids of all ages are a great way to learn more about people and their stories. Below are some famous Latina and Chinese female figures in history that you and your students might find interesting.

Who Was? Series

The Who Was? series of books is a collection of 222 biographies for children, covering the lives and achievements of notable historical figures and cultural icons. These books are a fantastic resource for Women’s History Month—the biographies in the series inspire children to explore the lives of remarkable women who have left a lasting impact on the world.

Who Was Celia Cruz?

Who Was Selena?

Ordinary People Change the World Series

The Ordinary People Change the World series by Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos uniquely spotlights the childhood of historical figures, showcasing how anyone, regardless of their background, can make a positive impact. The series features diverse and inspiring women, offering young readers the opportunity to connect with the stories of influential female figures who changed the course of history.

I am Frida Kahlo

I am Sonia Sotomayor

Explore Inspiring Women from China

Dive into the remarkable lives of notable and inspiring Chinese women in this curated list of books. From Empress Cixi to brilliant fashion designer Vera Wang, discover these diverse stories with your students! For a full list of Chinese heritage books you can use all year long, check out this blog post!

Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom
Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story

Vera Wang Queen of Fashion

Curious about other female figures? Take a peek at some of our favorites below and do some more research on your own!

Inspiring Chinese Women


Inspiring Latin American Women

Fun Facts – Polyglot Edition!

Polyglot—noun: a person who knows and is able to use several languages.

The ability to speak a second language is an incredibly useful skill, but what about speaking 3, 4, or even 5 languages! THAT is practically a superpower.

In this month of celebrating women, we are particularly impressed with these 5 polyglots and their prowess with languages.

  • ShakiraColombian singer and songwriter: Spanish, English, Italian, Catalan, and more!
  • Karen MokHong Kong singer and actress: Cantonese, Mandarin, Italian, German, English, and French
  • CleopatraQueen of Egypt: Several languages, including Greek, Hebrew, Latin, and more!
  • Kató LombHungarian interpreter and translator: Hungarian, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and Polish, but it is stated that she worked professionally with a total of 16 languages!
  • Maya AngelouAmerican writer and poet: English, French, Italian, Spanish, and more!

Coloring Pages

Now it is time to have some fun—enjoy these downloadable coloring pages of our favorite polyglot powerhouses!

Emily is the Client Solutions Manager for Meg’s US and UK markets and is based in Nashville, TN. Prior to moving into the world of EdTech, Emily spent 11 years in the classroom, teaching both music and Social Studies. Her experience ranges from early childhood education to adult professional learning. An eternal learner herself, Emily enjoys making connections through education in an effort to better understand others and the world we live in. Connect with her on LinkedIn or Twitter: @fromstagetosage.

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