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Slide 0: Girlhood Journal, Pin, and Keychain Set
Girlhood Journal, Pin, and Keychain Set
$32.00
This Girlhood Journal, Pin, and Keychain Set is inspired by the initiative Girlhood: It's Complicated made with support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative. From Helen Keller to Naomi Wadler, girls have spoken up, challenged expectations, and been on the front lines of social change. Although definitions of girlhood have changed, what it means to grow up female in the United States has always been part of the American conversation. The blank, spiral-bound notebook and accessories are great reminders for girls to dream big.
 
Slide 1: Women in Sports
Women in Sports
$16.99
A richly illustrated and inspiring study of women athletes, Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win highlights the achievements and stories of 50 notable women athletes from the 1800s to today, including trailblazers, Olympians, and record-breakers in more than 40 sports. The athletes featured include well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, as well as lesser-known champions like Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a professional men's league. Women in Sports celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for today’s athletes.
 
Slide 2: Girlhood Ladies T-Shirt
Girlhood Ladies T-Shirt
$28.00
Listen up, ladies. Don a girlhood shirt to show support for women on the rise. The initiative Girlhood: It's Complicated was made with support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative. From Helen Keller to Naomi Wadler, girls have spoken up, challenged expectations, and been on the front lines of social change. Although definitions of girlhood have changed, what it means to grow up female in the United States has always been part of the American conversation.

Size Chart:
S = 18"l. x 25"w.
M = 19"l. x 26"w.
L = 21"l. x 27"w.
XL = 23"l. x 28"w.
XXL = 25"l. x 29.5"w.
 
Slide 3: Strong Is the New Pretty
Strong Is the New Pretty
$13.95
Strong Is the New Pretty is a guided journal for girls. It is full of images of young girls being athletic, being active, being strong, and being proud. In its pages girls talk about their hobbies and what they aspire to be in their lives. The journal invites girls ages 8 to 12 to discover and celebrate their independent, wild, silly, powerful selves.
 
Slide 4: Girlhood Youth T-Shirt
Girlhood Youth T-Shirt
$20.00
Give a girl an inspiring t-shirt that shows support for women on the rise. The initiative Girlhood: It's Complicated was made with support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative. From Helen Keller to Naomi Wadler, girls have spoken up, challenged expectations, and been on the front lines of social change. Although definitions of girlhood have changed, what it means to grow up female in the United States has always been part of the American conversation.

Size Chart:
XS = 12"l. x 18"w.
S = 14"l. x 20"w.
M = 16"l. x 22"w.
L = 18"l. x 24"w.
XL = 20"l. x 26"w.
 
Slide 5: TableTopics® Inspiring Women For Girls
TableTopics® Inspiring Women For Girls
$30.00
125 women and girls are profiled in this set of conversation starters about inspiring women. From astronauts and adventurers to athletes, writers, and scientists, these cards contain stories and quotes from some pretty amazing role models along with questions girls will love to talk about.
 
Slide 6: We Can Do It Adult Mask
We Can Do It Adult Mask
$15.00
* THIS ITEM IS NOT RETURNABLE. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. *

In response to the CDC recommendation that people wear a cloth face covering when out in the community, non-medical, reusable masks have become an essential accessory today. Motivation and protection team up in this art-inspired face mask. Rosie the Riveter, the cultural icon from World War II, flexes across the hand sewn adult mask. This We Can Do It Adult Mask is made in the USA with stretchy ear loops that feel comfortable while Rosie helps shield you from germs.
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Slide 7: Votes For Women Adult Mask
Votes For Women Adult Mask
$22.00
* THIS ITEM IS NOT RETURNABLE. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. *

In response to the CDC recommendation that people wear a cloth face covering when out in the community, non-medical, reusable masks have become an essential accessory today. This high-quality Votes For Women Adult Mask from Narrative Material is a well-designed and comfortable mask. It features a bendable metal nose bridge, reinforced stitching, a digitally printed outer layer, 100% cotton interior layers, a pocket for an insertable filter, and adjustable stretchy straps with soft rubber toggle. Designed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment's ratification. Made in China.

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    Slide 8: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bust
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bust
    $40.00
    Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

    This exclusive Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bust celebrates the U.S. Supreme Court Justice and was created for use with the WhereAreTheWomen? Kickstarter. This group was raising awareness for the lack of female representation in the form of statues, busts, and most public art. A thoughtful gift for a strong woman, or a delightful addition to your own desk, office, or bookshelf. Natural white bonded marble. Made in the U.S.A.

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    Slide 9: Jailed Freedom Pin
    Jailed Freedom Pin
    $22.00
    This custom-shaped Jailed Freedom Pin commemorates the jailing of 168 women suffragists who were arrested for picketing the White House in 1917. Led by Alice Paul the leader of the National Woman's Party, the women posted pickets at the White House gates—the first people to ever picket the White House. Upon their release from jail the suffragists were awarded with small silver pins in the shape of prison doors with heart shaped locks. Pewter cast with joint, pin and safety catch attachments. A one inch chain soldered onto the hinge and door lock, antique finish. Made in the USA.

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    Slide 10: Votes For Women Tote
    Votes For Women Tote
    $35.00
    This Votes For Women Tote helps celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment's ratification. Cotton canvas with leather straps. Made in China.

    Because of Her Story Part of Smithsonian's
    American Women's History Initiative
     
    Slide 11: Victory for the Vote
    Victory for the Vote
    $27.95
    An inspirational gift for women. In her book, Victory for the Vote: The Fight for Women's Suffrage and the Century that Followed, women's history expert Doris Weatherford offers an engaging and detailed narrative history of women's seven-decade fight for the vote, and the continuing current-day struggle for human rights and equality. Victory for the Vote puts the fight for suffrage into contemporary context by discussing key challenges for women in the decades that followed 1920, such as reproductive rights, the Equal Rights Amendment, and political power.

    Victory for the Vote is a celebration of the centennial of the women's right to vote in the U.S. and is an expansion and update of Weatherford's A History of the American Suffragist Movement, published in 1998 in honor of the 150th anniversary of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, considered to be the beginning of the women’s rights movement in the United States. Take pride in the struggles and accomplishments of strong women, understand and appreciate the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the 19th Amendment, and celebrate feminism and recognize the challenges that still remain on the road to human rights for all.

    Foreword by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

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    Slide 12: How Women Won the Vote
    How Women Won the Vote
    $18.99
    In time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of a women's right to vote in America comes How Women Won the Vote: Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and Their Big Idea, a riveting story of the two trailblazers who planned the historic Women's March of 1913, paving the way for the passage of the 19th amendment—from Newbery Honor Medalist Susan Campbell Bartoletti. Get immersed in the excitement and thrill of a country undergoing dramatic social and political change! Meet the women who weren't afraid to use radical tactics, pull off a huge parade, picket President Woodrow Wilson outside the White House, go to jail, go on hunger strikes, and fight until a federal amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified.

    Look at photos and illustrations (by Ziyue Chen) that put you right there, during a brilliantly planned and choreographed march and pageant demanding an amendment to the constitution of the United States! The Women's March of 1913 was an incredible sight to behold: over 5,000 suffragists marching, 9 bands, 4 mounted brigades, 26 floats—all marching past 250,000 spectators. There was even a riot! How Women Won the Vote is perfect for the many historical institutions and educational organizations who are celebrating the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment and for Women's History Month promotions.

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    Slide 13: Votes for Women Puzzle
    Votes for Women Puzzle
    $22.00
    Piece together a historic moment in time with this colorful and educational Votes for Women Puzzle that celebrates the fight for women's right to vote. Charming artwork by Monica Garwood captures the noteworthy people and symbols of the suffrage movement that helped lead to the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Ages 5+. Completed puzzle measures 27" x 19". 100 pieces. Made with 90% recycled gray board and soy-based inks. Includes one poster.

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    Slide 14: Maya Angelou Bust
    Maya Angelou Bust
    $40.00
    Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

    This exclusive and inspirational Maya Angelou Bust celebrates the beloved poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. A thoughtful gift for a strong woman, or a delightful addition to your own desk, office, or bookshelf. Natural white bonded marble. Made in the U.S.A.

    Because of Her Story Part of Smithsonian's
    American Women's History Initiative
     
    Slide 15: Michelle Obama Bust
    Michelle Obama Bust
    $40.00
    Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

    This exclusive Michelle Obama Bust celebrates the former first lady and was created for use with the WhereAreTheWomen? Kickstarter. This group was raising awareness for the lack of female representation in the form of statues, busts, and most public art. A thoughtful gift for a strong woman, or a delightful addition to your own desk, office, or bookshelf. Natural white bonded marble. Made in the U.S.A.

    Because of Her Story Part of Smithsonian's
    American Women's History Initiative
     
    Slide 16: Ruth Bader Ginsburg "I Dissent" Socks
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg "I Dissent" Socks
    $20.00
    Reach for Ruth Bader Ginsburg memorabilia that keeps you in step. These teal RBG socks feature a depiction of the Supreme Court justice in her robe along with the phrases "We March On" around the cuff and "I dissent" on the soles.
     
    Slide 17: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Striped Socks
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Striped Socks
    $20.00
    Pull on Ruth Bader Ginsburg Striped Socks to keep the spirit of one of America’s most beloved Supreme Court justices close. The cozy striped pair has green contrast trim at the cuff, heel, and toe and features an image of RBG along with her iconic quote, "There will be enough women on the Supreme Court when there are nine."
     
    Slide 18: Amelia Earhart Ankle Socks
    Amelia Earhart Ankle Socks
    $20.00
    Reach new heights from the bottom up with Amelia Earhart memorabilia socks. This cozy pair of ankle socks celebrates the aviation pioneer with her likeness and inspiring quote, "The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do."
     
    Slide 19: Eleanor Roosevelt "True Friends" Socks
    Eleanor Roosevelt "True Friends" Socks
    $20.00
    Don Eleanor Roosevelt memorabilia to keep the spirit of one of America's most beloved first ladies close. These comfy crew socks bear Roosevelt's likeness and the phrase, "We march on" at the cuff. On the soles, "True friends leave footprints on the heart" is (fittingly) printed.
     
    Slide 20: Rosa Parks "We March On" Socks
    Rosa Parks "We March On" Socks
    $20.00
    Equality is right in step with Rosa Parks memorabilia socks. This pair of comfy crew socks bears the civil rights icon's likeness along with the phrase, "We March On" at the cuff and also "I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free so other people would also be free."
     
    Slide 21: Smithsonian American Women
    Smithsonian American Women
    $40.00
    Smithsonian American Women is an inspiring and surprising celebration of U.S. women's history told through Smithsonian artifacts illustrating women's participation in science, art, music, sports, fashion, business, religion, entertainment, military, politics, activism, and more. This book offers a unique, panoramic look at women's history in the United States through the lens of ordinary objects from, by, and for extraordinary women. Featuring more than 280 artifacts from 16 Smithsonian museums and archives, and more than 135 essays from 95 Smithsonian authors, this book tells women's history as only the Smithsonian can.

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    Slide 22: Brave. Black. First.
    Brave. Black. First.
    $18.99
    Brave. Black. First.: 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World was published in collaboration with curators from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Discover over 50 remarkable African American women whose unique skills and contributions paved the way for the next generation of young people.

    • Harriet Tubman guided the way.
    • Rosa Parks sat for equality.
    • Aretha Franklin sang from the soul.
    • Serena Williams bested the competition.
    • Michelle Obama transformed the White House.
    • Black women everywhere have changed the world!

    This illustrated biography compilation captures the iconic moments of over 50 African American women whose heroism and bravery rewrote the American story for the better. They were fearless. They were bold. They were game changers.

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    Slide 23: Votes for Women Mug
    Votes for Women Mug
    $26.00
    This 12 oz. porcelain Votes for Women Mug comes inside of a gift box. In 1848, a group of outspoken, super smart women gathered for the first ever women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y. Over two days, they discussed, well demanded, the betterment of women's lives. They didn't realize then that they were igniting an activist blaze that would burn for over a century. Historians point to Seneca Falls' Declaration of Sentiments (which demanded equal social status and legal rights for women) as the kickoff of the women's rights movement worldwide. From Seneca Falls to a presidential nomination, women have made enormous contributions to the world, making it a better, fairer, all-around more awesome place. If there's one thing to say about the accomplishments of women, it is this: we've come far.

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    Slide 24: Becoming
    Becoming
    Was: $32.50 Now: $21.99
    An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama. In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Mrs. Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.

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