Tuesday, October 14, 2014


The International day of the girl

imageWhen the United Nations created the International Day of the Girl it wanted to create a worldwide revolution—a revolution that would lead to girls being seen as equals. This year's theme is  'Empowering Adolescent Girls' speaks to IPPF's work with young women all over the world. Girls and women face many inequalities—from education to family planning and gender based violence to early and forced marriage. 

International Day of the Girl was founded by the UN in 2011 to highlight the unique challenges and inequalities faced by girls around the world. Learn More.  Congratulations to Malala, co-winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize! Hear her speech.

Encourage your own “Mighty Girl” (click on titles for more info):

image"Top 150 Read Aloud Books Starring Mighty Girls

"Top 100 Mighty Girl Picture Books"

Tips for parents on reading aloud: "Reading Aloud Handbook"

Plus their "Literacy / Book Club" parenting section.



Thanks to Carol Levin, Bridgewater Twp. Public Library, for this information.