Power of the Girl: Books for the International Day of the Girl

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:

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Celebrate Juneteenth with Reading

On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans were notified of their freedom by Union troops in Galveston Bay, TX, two years after the the Emancipation Proclamation was issued. This day is widely celebrated as the end of slavery in America and is known as Emancipation Day or “Juneteenth”.

It is always important to learn more our country’s past, however, it is becoming more poignant to understand more from our tragic past. This is more than just another anti-racism booklist. These are book recommendations that talk about a topic some people are uncomfortable to discuss. To make way for a better future, we have to learn more our past. And these are some books that will help you get started:

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Quote of the Day – February 19, 2020

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“The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.”
― Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer