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Women's History Month
In March, the world observes International Women’s Day and the United States observes Women’s History Month. While women have made great strides in many areas where they once were marginalized, there is still much work to be done in areas including education, health and gender-based violence.

The U.S. Census
Countdown to Census Day: The “Population and Housing Census” will be taken on April 1, 2010. The 2010 Census aims to count all U.S. residents—citizens and non-citizens alike.

Literature: Women Writers
In celebration of Women’s History Month, we are devoting our Literature section to women writers.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - Louisa May Alcott is best known for her creation of the classic work "Little Women", the story of four sisters growing up in a New England town during the mid 1800s.
March by Geraldine Brooks - Geraldine Brooks has taken the character of the absent father, March, who has gone off to war leaving his wife and daughters from Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic Little Women.

In Focus: Ambassador Murphy's Heroes - Billie Jean King
Born November 22, 1943 in Long Beach, California, Billie Jean King has won 12 Grand Slam singles titles, 16 Grand Slam women's doubles titles, and 11 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. King has been an advocate against sexism in sports and society. She is known for the "The Battle of the Sexes" in 1973, in which she defeated former Wimbledon men's singles champion Bobby Riggs.

New Publication: American Citizenship
This book depicts American citizens exercising the many rights and privileges that empower them to participate fully in the nation's political, economic, and cultural life.

Young Generation: PEW Research - The Millennials
“Generations, like people, have personalities, and Millennials -- the American teens and twenty-somethings who are making the passage into adulthood at the start of a new millennium -- have begun to forge theirs: confident, self-expressive, liberal, upbeat and open to change."



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Updated: March 8, 2010