If anyone is interested in the Mainely Girls Point of View Bookclubs, we have the Library! 60+ books (15 copies ea.) will ship to your door with facilitator manual and contract. We will email you our list of 4+5 grade books, middle and high school lists as well! GREAT books about the lives of girls! ... See MoreSee Less
Words of wisdom from Maya Angelou: "We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color."
For books about Mighty Girls who show love and compassion for all people, check out our blog post "60 Mighty Girl Books About Standing Up for Others” at www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=13481
For an excellent parenting book filled with practical advice on how to build kids’ empathy and compassion for others, we highly recommend “UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World”, visit www.amightygirl.com/unselfie
To discover books starring girls of many ethnicities and races for all ages, visit our "Multicultural Fiction" section at amgrl.co/2CXLjG6
And, for a youth-friendly introduction to Maya Angelou's work, we highly recommend “Poetry for Young People: Maya Angelou” for readers 8 to 15 at www.amightygirl.com/poetry-maya-angelou -- or you can introduce young people to this masterful poet and author with the recent biography for ages 8 to 12, "Who Was Maya Angelou?", at www.amightygirl.com/who-was-maya-angelou
This stunning illustration is by Nate Williams Creative -- to view more of his work, visit his website at www.n8w.com/
Published in the The New York Times today, Lisa Damour, Ph.D.'s "Why Teenagers Become 'Allergic' to Their Parents" validates a feeling that's common among parents -- that "adults can find themselves in a season of parenting when nothing they do sits right with their teenagers" -- and provides strategies for navigating those months or years without taking it personally.
Thank you for your expert advice, Lisa!
When NASA announced its newest class of astronaut candidates, it included five inspiring Mighty Women! NASA received a record-breaking number of applicants for the current astronaut class — over 18,000 in all. The astronaut candidates are in the midst of the two years of training required before they're ready to break Earth's atmosphere, but in the meantime, space-loving Mighty Girls have five new role models to look up to! In our blog post, we introduce you to these remarkably talented women. And, to inspire children who dream of their own careers in space, at the end of the post, we've showcased a variety of girl-empowering books and toys about shooting for the stars!
To read our blog post on these five incredible role models, visit www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=15516
To inspire kids of all ages with books starring girls and women who love science, check out our blog post, "Books to Inspire Science-Loving Mighty Girls," at www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=13914
And, for toys and kits to encourage your Mighty Girl's interest in science, visit our blog post, "Science Toys for Mighty Girls" at www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=10528
This was one of the "sisters-IN-sight" theater groups I worked with back in the 1990s! We had a BLAST! And some of these girls stay in touch with me! A couple will train to be trainers, soon, as we embark on a Mainely Girls Theater Company journey . . . into 2019! Full Circle! AND THANK YOU FOR THE DONATION THROUGH OUR WEBSITE, SOMEONE AWESOME! ... See MoreSee Less
What is a leader? Who can speak as a powerfully as a child? This girl has not been indoctrinated; she truly knows what's going on! Long may she run! Will hearts be changed to mobilize NOW! ... See MoreSee Less
"You are not mature enough to tell it like it is. Even that burden you leave to us children."
15-year-old activist Greta Thunberg delivered a blistering speech to U.N. climate negotiators in Poland. ow.ly/Lc3F30mZH7A
Nadia Murad, the courageous Yazidi woman who escaped sexual enslavement by ISIS and went on to become a global champion for girls and women affected by violence, was awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize yesterday in Oslo, Norway! As Eve Ensler wrote in a tribute: "Nadia Murad stands in a long, invisible history of fierce, indomitable women who rise from the scorched earth of rape during war to break the odious silence and demand justice and freedom for their sisters."
To read her heroic story, visit www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=20868
Nadia has also published a powerful memoir, "The Last Girl," at www.amightygirl.com/the-last-girl