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Thank You Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King is a name that I remember hearing over and over as a child. She changed the face of sports as we know it and helped usher in more respect for female athletes. Granted, Title IX had happened one year prior to her historic match with Bobby Riggs, but she was like the... Continue Reading →

Real Friends by Shannon Hale

When I first heard that Shannon Hale was writing a graphic novel memoir I knew that it was one of those books that I was going to have to get my hands on. Thanks to NetGalley, my daughter J and I were able to read this before it actually came out, but I also still... Continue Reading →

Ada Twist, Scientist

When our copy of Ada Twist, Scientist arrived last week, we were all super excited having absolutely loved Rosie Revere, Engineer. Now, I'm honestly not sure which we love more! Ada Marie Twist, named after Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, is a precocious little girl who doesn't speak until she is 3 when she comes... Continue Reading →

A Far Cry from a Damsel in Distress

We read a lot of princess stories. I've been surrounded by princesses and fairies for years. But we have always done a pretty good job of bringing non-traditional princesses into our mix. I always enjoy reading other people's lists of books, so I try to create them myself (when time allows). I've been putting this... Continue Reading →

Learning about strong women from picture books

In the past few months, I have seen my older daughter get a stronger appreciation for serious issues - politics, injustice and discrimination. She learns a great deal from the books that she reads, but also from the conversations that we have. Obviously, the political primaries happening and my not so quiet dislike for certain... Continue Reading →

Dream Big Little Girl

As far as our society has come, it can still be challenging to find books that encourage little girls to consider anything and everything in terms of what they are capable of. We love finding good books that also reinforce the message that girls can do anything they want. In honor of women's history month,... Continue Reading →

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