Resources – Week 1

These resources include books, podcasts, documentaries, movies, and TV shows that commemorate and encourage the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role women play in our lives.

  • Podcast-Encyclopedia Womannica  
    • In just 5 minutes a day, learn about incredible women throughout history. In Wonder Media Network’s brand-new podcast, here stories of women you may or may not know—but definitely should.  
  • Book-Present over Perfect by Shauna Nieguist 
    • Busyness drains our souls and harms our bodies. When you don’t have a moment to be still, how can the still, small voice of God’s wisdom and love speak into your life? Shauna Niequist was in a season of extreme busyness that finally broke her enough to become desperate for change. In Present Over Perfect, Shauna shares what she’s learned in her journey toward slower living, which has become more abundant, fruitful living. Come alongside to rest, play, and recreate. What you’ll find there satisfies more than you can imagine. 
  • Movie/TV- Hidden Figures 
    • Three brilliant African American women at NASA—Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.
    • Streaming on Disney+, Hulu Premium, and YouTube for $3.99.
  • Documentary- He Named Me Malala 
    • After the Taliban tries to kill her for speaking out on behalf of girls’ education, Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai emerges as a leading advocate for children’s rights and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
    • Streaming on YouTube for $3.99 and Netflix
  • Children’s Book – Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx
    • The inspiring and timely story of Sonia Sotomayor, who rose up from a childhood of poverty and prejudice to become the first Latina to be nominated to the Supreme Court. Before Justice Sonia Sotomayor took her seat in our nation’s highest court, she was just a little girl in the South Bronx. Justice Sotomayor didn’t have a lot growing up, but she had what she needed—her mother’s love, a will to learn, and her own determination. With bravery she became the person she wanted to be. With hard work she succeeded. With little sunlight and only a modest plot from which to grow, Justice Sotomayor bloomed for the whole world to see.

March 3, 2021