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Page 6 of 35 n Hudson Valley Parent 7 E ach March, Women's History Month honors women whose strength, fortitude and actions have made a difference in others' lives. Many of those women have left a lasting mark in the Hudson Valley and beyond, including: • Jane Bolin (1908-2007) of the City of Poughkeepsie, who was America's first female African Amer- ican judge. • Frances Reese (1917-2003) of the Town of Wappinger, whose environmental leadership included initiatives with Scenic Hudson. • Sojourner Truth, (1797-1883) of Ulster County's hamlet of Swartekill, who was dedicated to abolitionist causes and women's rights. • Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) of the Town of Hyde Park, whose work as the First Lady of the United States, included humanitarian efforts and the advocacy of women's and human rights. • Deborah Sampson (1760-1827) of Massachusetts, who disguised her- self as a man to serve in the army in Vails Gate in Orange County during Women who have made a difference Women's History Month celebrates remarkable women and their contributions the Revolutionary War, becoming America's first female soldier. • Toshi Seeger (1922-2013) of the City of Beacon, whose work involved filmmaking and environmentalism through the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, which she co-founded to protect the Hudson River. Spark the spirt of empowerment with your children through books that recognize and celebrate women dedicated to improving the world around them. Ages 4-8 'The Only Woman in the Photo: Frances Perkins & Her New Deal for America,' by Katherine Krull, illus- trated by Alexandra Bye (Atheneum Books for Young Readers) 'The Power of Her Pen: The Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne,' by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illustrated by John Parra (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books) 'Ruth Bader Ginsburg,' by Laurie Calkhoven, illustrated by Elizabet Vukovic (Simon Spotlight) 'What Miss Mitchell Saw,' by Hayley Barrett, illustrated by Diana Sudyka (Beach Lane Books) 'She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World,' by Chelsea Clinton, illustrated by Alexandra Boiger (Philomel Books) Ages 5-8 'I am Jane Goodall (Ordinary People Change the World),' by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos (Dial Books) (Continued on Page 33)

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