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Read Across America Day – March 2 

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” – Haruki Murakami 

“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.” – C.S. Lewis 

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.” – James Baldwin 

“Some books are so familiar that reading them is like being home again.” – Louisa May Alcott 

Oreos first sold – March 6, 1912 

“Hell is paved with good intentions. Heaven is paved with Oreos.” – Catherine Gilbert Murdock 

“Health food may be good for the conscience, but Oreos taste a heck of a lot better.” – Robert Redford 

International Women’s Day – March 8 / National Women’s Month  

“Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” – G.D. Anderson 

“Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.” – Stephanie Bennett-Henry 

“We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced.” – Malala Yousafzai 

“I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.” – Maya Angelou 

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fears; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks 

“The most courageous act is to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel 

Abolitionist Harriett Tubman Day – March 10 

“I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say — I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.”  – Harriet Tubman at a suffrage convention, NY, 1896. 

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”  – Harriet Tubman 

Girl Scout Day – March 12 – Girls Scouts 110th anniversary year 

“Girl Scouts is where I became acquainted with the idea that women can do anything.” – Lisa Ling 

“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” – Unknown 

St. Patrick’s Day – March 17 

“May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future.” – Irish blessing 

“May the lilt of Irish laughter lighten every load.” – Irish blessing 

Children’s Poetry Day – March 21 

“How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ‘em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ‘em.” – Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic 

“Children seem naturally drawn to poetry. It’s some combination of the rhyme, rhythm, and the words themselves.” – Jack Prelutsky 

Single Parents’ Day – March 21 

“I think moms, single or not, put a lot of pressure on ourselves trying to balance it all. It’s NEVER going to be perfectly balanced—the sooner you know this, the sooner you can relieve some of the pressure you put on yourself.” – Denise Richards 

“Hell, even the President of the United States — four of them, in fact — were raised by single mothers. Nevertheless, mention that you’re a single mom, and all-too-many of us still have to cut through a thick, gristly layer of stigma before we’re given our proper due.” – Taraji P. Henson 

“I can’t tell you how much I respect all the single fathers out there doing it solo.” – Jennie Finch 

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