I am always on the hunt for books that will help empower my girls to believe they are capable of anything. They can grow up to be anything they want to be, but I have a hard time finding books that portray females modeling that. I am often discouraged by the books where girls fight to find true love, or they are princesses obsessed with pretty things, or the female needs to be saved by her prince. These are all romantic ideas, but not necessarily the imagery and beliefs I want my girls to carry for themselves. I need my girls to see characters who believe in their dreams and put in the hard work it takes to make those dreams come true!
I am so excited that Queen Girls Publications reached out to me not only to share their new collection of Queen Girl books, but also to partner up in giving away some fantastic books for your kiddos! I am running a giveaway for copies of e-books right now on my Facebook page!
Read below why this collection is so amazing, and why you have not heard of it yet! It is so brand new the official printed copies will be ready in March! The kick starter campaign runs through this Sunday and you can pre-order your own copies! After these go to print they will begin showing up on door steps and in book stores in March. THIS IS YOUR SNEAK PEEK!! But you could win an e-copy set to arrive in February!
Queens are the New Princesses!
Queen Girls is a collection of stories of real women turned into fairy tales. Their mission is to inspire young girls to follow their dreams and envision them as possible.
‘Often times, classic stories highlight the strength, courage and skills of men while female characters are often stereotyped or one-dimensional. Did you know that 57% of children’s books have male protagonists, while 31% are female? We believe that we should be telling different stories to our children, especially at this stage when they begin to create perspectives and beliefs they will hold for the rest of their lives’
They also believe in giving back to the community and this is why they stand on a One for One model. Every time you purchase a book, another will be donated to local and international organizations that are empowering girls and fighting illiteracy.
Books are available in English and Spanish at the moment and geared for 4-8-year-olds.
The first fairy tale, ‘Bessie, Queen of the Sky’ is inspired by the story of Bessie Coleman, the first black woman to hold a pilot’s license.
‘When Bessie was growing up, no one could have imagined that a she would make it out of the cotton fields and become a pilot, but she used her determination and courage to make it happen’
Future Queens include
- “Isadora, the Rebel Queen!” Inspired by the story of Isadora Duncan, a ballerina who danced away from rigid ballet technique and defied conventionalist minds by creating what today we refer to as Modern Dance or “Barefoot Style.”
- “Savi, Queen of Education!” Inspired by the story of Savitribhai Phule, a woman poet, an educationalist and a social reformer who defied all odds to become the first female teacher at the first women’s school founded by her and her family.
This is a completely new twist on the fairy tale format! Stories of real women who accomplish extraordinary things for themselves! It may seem like these books are made specifically to empower girls, which they are, but lets not leave the boys out. Offering up strong female heroes in books helps encourage young boys to see their friends, sisters and future partners as equals and capable of great things. This is such a powerful concept! I am sharing below the video of the book creators telling their own story and how Queen Girls became their dream come true.
Amazing right? Want to know more about getting your own copy? Visit the Kick Start project page to find out how to pre-order! When you order a book for yourself, another one is donated to an organization focused on literacy and empowerment. It’s a win-win and you are backing a mission that inspires strength and courage for the next generation. #queengirls #bebessie
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I love the idea of this series! I used to teach early childhood education and I simply loved reading books like this!
I love that this book empowers young girls. We need more literature like this to show girls that they can accomplish anything in life.
These books are adorable! I will be sharing them with all the elementary teachers I see, and some of the mommas on my street!
Yay!! That’s great!! I can’t wait to see the others in the collection!
wow what a fantastic and empowering group of stories! i love the idea of inspirational stories being turned into books because it gives them more meaning! I love the illustrations too
This is such a beautifully illustrated series!
This series sounds both adorable and powerful! Anything that empowers little girls to dream big is GREAT!
I agree!!! Times have changed and guys are not all nice, I find that most guys are not gentlemen and career is so much more important than worrying aboht
I love discovering new children’s books, and this series sounds like something both of my daughters would enjoy!
I can’t wait to share with my girls too!
What a great series. My daughters are a too old for this series, but I have always pushed strong female role models for them to learn about.
I love this concept. I have three young daughters. These are the kinds of books I want to have to read to them!!! Thanks for sharing!
I agree we need to read books that teach us it’s ok to dream!! Thanks so much for reading!
I too am working with Queen Girls and am so excited to be part of it! The books are truly lovely and have such an incredible message. As a teacher of little girls I think they’re so important.
Such an adorable books and so interesting for me, I will share this with my friends too.
Thank you!! So much to love about this book!
These books sound amazing! I love to give them to my little sister to read 🙂
Omg how cute are these books?!?! I bet you my four year old would be obsessed with these. She loves to read
Anytime we can combine history, women’s empowerment, and great illustration, we have a win win! I want to buy this series and givve it to my nieces!