If you’ve always given flowers and candy on Mother’s Day, why not start a new tradition this year? Books. Specifically books about women in the past who’ve done spectacular things. There’s so much to choose from. A recent release that’s already been made into a Hollywood blockbuster:
Or to go along with the queen-for-a-day theme often associated with Mother’s Day:
How about a nun’s story?
Or the story of the woman who founded the Girl Scouts?
Or an under-appreciated writer:
And of course, there’s always the unusual war stories:
Happy Mother’s Day 2017.
In 1981 I gave my mother Pioneer Women: Voices from the Kansas Frontier by Joanna L. Stratton. When she died, it came back to me and I cherish it. My mother and I were both born in Kansas; these women who helped break the tough prairie sod were our people. I agree; a book is the best gift of all.
That was one of the first books I read when I got interested in women’s history! I had it for a long time.