Released: March 10, 2023
Delaware County Council was excited to once again join Delaware County Libraries to celebrate Women’s History Month and hold a virtual reading to share with children and families across the county. This year’s book, Bring Me Some Apples and I’ll Make You A Pie by Robbin Gourley, is a story about Edna Lewis, a descendant of slaves who grew up to be a famous chef.
Council is proud to recognize March as Women’s History Month, a month designated to commemorate and encourage the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.
Women’s History Month began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California in 1978 and the movement spread across the country as other communities initiated their own Women’s History celebrations, which then grew into a month-long celebration and tribute. Each year, a different theme is named for the celebration that is chosen by the National Women's History Alliance. The theme for this year is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories” and is a tribute to women who have worked to share collective histories and positive portrayals of fellow females.
You can watch the virtual reading here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvQxDrAxmRM