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”
Valentine’s Day is the day of love. But with all the uncertainty, hate and sadness in the world, some people may not be feeling a lot of the love as of late. There needs to be a reminder that there is still hope in the world, as long as we come together and we are tolerant of each other’s differences. And reading is the best way to accomplish that goal.
So if you are looking for something to uplift you that is not a romantic book this Valentine’s Day, here are some great book recommendations that perfectly demonstrate that there is still hope in the world:
Pages: 272 pages
Published: February 14, 2017
Publisher: WendyLamb Books
Genre: Nonfiction, Young Adult
Worldwide, over 62 million girls are not in school.
But one girl with courage is a revolution.
Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls’ education, created a film that chronicled the stories of nine girls in the developing world, allowing viewers the opportunity to witness how education can break the cycle of poverty.
Now, award-winning author Tanya Lee Stone uses new research to illuminate the dramatic facts behind the film, focusing both on the girls captured on camera and many others. She examines barriers to education in depth—early child marriage and childbearing, slavery, sexual trafficking, gender discrimination, and poverty—and shows how removing these barriers means not only a better life for girls, but safer, healthier, and more prosperous communities. Continue reading “Book Review: Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl At a Time by Tanya Lee Stone”