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Women’s History Month
March is Women’s History Month. Read about four important women. Then answer the
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questions.

EDITH WHARTON (1862–1937) GERALDINE FERRAROO (1935–2011))
Edith Wharton was born rn Born in Newburgh, New
in New York City. She York, Geraldine Ferraro
raro
wrote novels and shortt was an American
stories. She published politician. In 1984,
more than 30 books. she became the firstt
In 1921, Wharton woman to be nominated
nated
became the first for United States Vice
ce
woman to win a President by a majoror
Pulitzer Prize. political party.

NADIA COMANECI (1961–) INDIRA GANDHI (1917–1984)
Nadia Comanecieci is a Romanian Indira Ghandi was
as born in Allahabad,
gymnast. In 1976,
976, India. She was the
he first
she became the e woman to become me Prime
first gymnast Minister of India.. She
ever to receive a served from 196666 to
perfect score in
n an 1977 and then againgain
Olympic gymnastics
astics from 1980 until her
competition. death in 1984.

1. Write one fact about Geraldine Ferraro. 4. Which one of these women was the first
woman to win a Pulitzer Prize?

2. Which one of these women was the first
woman Prime Minister of her country? 5. Which of these women would you like
to know more about, and why? What
questions do you have about her?
3. How many of these women are from Answer on the back of this page.
the United States?

© 2012 TIME For Kids, timeforkids.com, Edition 3–4. This page may be photocopied for use with students. • Vol. 2, No. 18 • March 2, 2012
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