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Apr 23 2019

World Book Day: 5 Reads for Strong Women

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Have you ever opened a book and completely lost yourself in it? There’s nothing like the smell of an old book or being swept into the world of a great piece of literature.

Some of our favorite books are ones that combine the joy of reading with amplifying the voices of strong girls and women. Celebrate this World Book Day with us by cozying up with one of these books on our list, curated by the Global G.L.O.W. staff:

I Like Myself

Age Range: 6+ months  

I Like Myself teaches young kids about the importance of self-esteem and loving everything about themselves. It also encourages children to be kind to one another and to respect differences in physical appearances and abilities.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Age Range: 6+ years

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is chock full of 100 bedtime stories of extraordinary women from the past and the present illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world. Strong women from Jane Austen to J.K. Rowling are featured alongside striking full-page portraits.

Women in Science

Age Range: 10+ years

This New York Times Bestseller book is perfect for adolescents, specifically young girls interested in science. It features fifty notable women famed for math, engineering, tech, science and more.

Hidden Figures

Age Range: 10+ years

Hidden Figures is the untold story of the African American women who worked as computer scientists, mathematicians, scientists, and engineers from 1943 to 1980 for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) and its successor, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The book takes place in the 1930s through the 1960s when women were still viewed as inferior to men. These women remarkably tackled gender and race barriers and helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space.


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