Author Spotlight

Summer Reading: Five Books for Young People That Deal With Race

With a national debate raging about how – or even if – teachers should discuss race in their classrooms, many educators may find themselves uncertain about how to navigate the subject of race. Parents may also find it difficult to broach topics of race in conversations with their teens. As a former junior high teacher …

Creative Kids Magazine Top Picks & Recommendations

I love every opportunity for the kids’ eyes to not be on a screen. That’s why I’m a fan of these creative kids magazines, as are my girls. As an Amazon affiliate, Girls That Create earns from qualifying purchases at no cost to you. Affiliate links are in this post. This disclosure means if you …

Ten Books About Self-Love

Valentine’s Day can be so much more than a dozen roses and a box of chocolates. Skip the drugstore conversation hearts and pick up a book to freshen up shelves with stories about self-love and compassion. Whether it be a cheesy teenage romance novel or a motivational text preaching self-acceptance, mothers and teenage daughters alike …

Isis Asare

As a young girl, Isis Asare never shied away from making reading recommendations to her younger sister or neighborhood friends through a self-started book club. Her passion for sharing literature continues today through Sistah Scifi. The online bookstore is self-described as a “cauldron of all things afro-futuristism casting spells to uplift literature written by Black …

Let Cynthia Erivo Read You a Story on Storyline Online

Award-winning performing artist Cynthia Erivo is “this close” to getting her EGOT, but she’s not stopping there! Recently, Erivo completed a very special project that’s particularly close to her heart—a children’s book of inspiration drawn from her mother titled Remember to Dream, Ebere. As a gift to millions of fans and young readers everywhere, Erivo …

Celebrate International Day of the Girl With Rebel Girls

It’s no secret we’re big fans of the Rebel Girls brand and its mission to helping raise an inspired and confident global generation of girls. Ahead of International Day of the Girl on October 11, check out their latest book Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic. Edited by …

Ten Halloween Picture Books by Women Authors

There’s something magical about pulling out spooktacular tales to enjoy throughout October. And these ten Halloween picture books by women authors offer loads of spooky snuggles and fun. It’s quite a feat to offer up a storytelling experience that is both visually and textually excellent. From witches to noises, to zombies, to pumpkins, to monsters, …

Lisa McGuinness: Author of the Mother Daughter Activity Journal

Author Lisa McGuinness’s latest book Mother Daughter Activity Journal: Connecting Better with Each Other, offers mothers and daughters a new supportive place to share thoughts, dreams, worries, cares, life experiences–and have fun while doing it. McGuinness is the author of Catarina’s Ring, Meaningful Bouquets, Hoppy Trails, Caffeinated Ideas Journal, and the co-author of numerous children’s …

International Dot Day: Wisdom for the Entire Year

Beloved in households and classrooms worldwide, the children’s book The Dot tells the story of a girl (Vashti) who begins a self-discovery journey after a teacher challenges her to “make her mark.” Known as author Peter H. Reynold’s “storybook for all ages,” the lessons of the book are celebrated by millions every year on September …

15 Empowering Books for Girls Honoring Women’s Equality Day

In 1971, U.S. House Representative Bella Abzug presented a bill designating August 26 as Women’s Equality Day. The day was chosen to commemorate the certification of the 19th Amendment on August 26, 1920, to the United States Constitution and women winning the right to vote. It is important to note that many women of color …

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