Summer Reads

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Summer usually means sunshine, camp, and hopefully a little downtime. Why not encourage the Girl Scouts in your life to spend that time reading?! Here’s a list of books about awesome girls and women, for all ages we would recommend. All of the books listed are available at the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and Queens Public Library.

Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels

by Linda Skeers  (Author), Livi Gosling (Illustrator)

women_who_dared_52_stories_cover Throughout history, women have been exploring, discovering, persisting, and succeeding, but too often they are left out of today’s textbooks. Take some time to flip through these pages and feel inspired by women like Valentina Tershkova, the first woman to fly in space, Helen Gibson, the first professional stunt woman, and so many more!

Recommended Daisies & Brownies.




Mae Among the Stars 

by Roda Ahmed (Author), Stasia Burrington (Illustrator)

mae_among_the_stars_coverThis picture book beautifully describes a young Mae Jemison, who dreamed of dancing among the stars. With her diligence and hard work, Mae becomes the first African American woman to travel in space. This book reminds all of us to reach for the stars!

Recommended for Daisies & Brownies.







Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist

by Jess Keating  (Author), Marta Alvarez Miguens (Illustrator)

shark_lady_cover Learn all about the Shark Lady, Eugenie Clark, who was devoted to learning about sharks – a creature to be admired rather than feared. Eugenie faced many obstacles but was determined to study these misunderstood animals and share her knowledge with the science community.

Recommended for Juniors & Cadettes.



Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

by Rachel Ignotofsky

women_in_science_cover This book celebrates the achievements and contributions of women in STEM. The author gives a short biography of each woman filled with interesting tidbits and scientific explanations of their work. This book spans many fields, including physics, primatology, astronomy, and biology. With such a wide array of information, any reader can find a spark of inspiration while learning about these intrepid women!

Recommended for Cadettes, Seniors,
and Ambassadors.

 

 

Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX: The Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America

by Karen Blumenthal

let_me_play_title_ix_cover This non-fiction narrative details the circumstances and events that lead to the creation of Title IX, legislation that sought to tackle equal rights in schools and sports.  This book takes an important look at great lengths many leaders and risk-takers took, to create a better world for our G.I.R.L.’s of today.

Happy reading!

Recommended for Seniors & Ambassadors.

Category: Girls, Uncategorized

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