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Girl Power

It's safe to say 2017 is the year of Girl Power and Persisting. Here are four titles written to empower and inspire the girls in your life.



   

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
by Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo

Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls reinvents fairy tales with a collection of 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women, from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams. Illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world, Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls inspires young girls to dream big. From athletes to activists to musicians to lawmakers, each true tale is a celebration of bold women. Each woman's story is written in the style of a fairy tale. Each story has a full page, full color portrait that captures the spirit of the portrayed hero.
    


For the Right to Learn
Malala Yousafzai's Story
by Rebecca Langston-George, Janna Bock
(Illustrator)

She grew up in a world where women were supposed to be quiet. But Malala Yousafzai refused to be silent. She defied the Taliban's rules, spoke out for education for every girl, and was almost killed for her beliefs. This powerful true story of how one brave girl named Malala changed the world proves that one person really can make a difference.
   


Life in Motion
An Unlikely Ballerina
by Misty Copeland

Determination meets dance in this middle grade adaptation of the New York Times bestselling memoir by the first female African-American principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre history, Misty Copeland.

As the first female African-American principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has been breaking down all kinds of barriers in the world of dance. But when she first started dancing—at the late age of thirteen—no one would have guessed the shy, underprivileged girl would one day make history in her field.

Her road to excellence was not easy—a chaotic home life, with several siblings and a single mother, was a stark contrast to the control and comfort she found on stage. And when her home life and incredible dance promise begin to clash, Misty had to learn to stand up for herself and navigate complex relationships with her family and the dance world, while pursuing her ballet dreams.

Life in Motion is a story for all the kids who dare to be different, dream bigger, and aspire to break stereotypes in whatever they do.
     


She Persisted
13 American Women Who Changed the World
by Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger
(Illustrator)

Chelsea Clinton introduces tiny feminists, mini activists and little kids who are ready to take on the world to thirteen inspirational women who never took no for an answer, and who always, inevitably and without fail, persisted.

With vivid, compelling art by Alexandra Boiger, this book shows readers that no matter what obstacles may be in their paths, they shouldn't give up on their dreams. Persistence is power.

This book features: Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Clara Lemlich, Nellie Bly, Virginia Apgar, Maria Tallchief, Claudette Colvin, Ruby Bridges, Margaret Chase Smith, Sally Ride, Florence Griffith Joyner, Oprah Winfrey, Sonia Sotomayor—and one special cameo.

    



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