October 11 is International Day of the Girl, a UNICEF annual campaign for young girls to to amplify their voices and stand up for their rights. This year’s theme is “My voice, our equal future”, a perfect opportunity to reimagine a world that is inspired by adolescent girls. UNICEF has a great platform and resources to help celebrate this necessary day.
But as always, a terrific way to celebrate a great like today is reading great stories about young girls who strived to make a difference in this world. Take the time today to read these books together as a family (or as a group of friends). Highlight why inspiring young girls is so important:Continue reading “Power of the Girl: Books for the International Day of the Girl”
This week is Refugee Week, a week long festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. Now more than ever, we need to shut down the misconceptions that we have of refugees and bring forth more positive encounters and promoting a culture of learning from one another and also, of welcoming one another. And there is no better way to facilitate that feeling through reading.
Below, you will find a list of book recommendations that are great conversation starters. If you want to know more about Refugee Week, the organization’s purpose and education resources, please visit their website:Continue reading “Books To Celebrate Refugee Week”
Pages: 224 pages
Published: January 8, 2019
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography & Memoirs