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The Princess Awesome Book Club Digs Deep for

The Princess Awesome Book Club Digs Deep for "Katy and the Big Snow"!

June 27, 2018 | Eva St. Clair

In a world of empowering books about girls doing interesting and amazing things, there are still very few that portray women or female characters working with (or even just being interested in) heavy equipment and machinery. This year, Katy turns 75 - and the empowering message Virginia Lee Burton wrote right at the height of World War II as Rosie the Riveter was working hard on the homefront is still a welcome one with great lessons for kids today - work hard, stay strong, have courage when things look impossible.
The Princess Awesome Book Club Adores

The Princess Awesome Book Club Adores "Dinosaur Kisses"!

June 05, 2018 | Diana Peterfreund

An interview with the author! David: A fellow illustrator asked me to write a book about dinosaurs for his wonderful young daughter. He said he couldn't draw dinosaurs. I thought that was a fun idea. At the time, my son was about 2, and was very shy. At the park, I noticed that his friends would come running up to him, shouting his name, and practically jump on him, to say hello. So that's where the personality of Dinah came from.
Life Without Pockets: A Memoir

Life Without Pockets: A Memoir

May 31, 2018 | Eva St. Clair

I had a reputation in college as being a scatterbrain. I could never find my keys and I locked myself out of my room 26 times my first quarter. I went through innumerable pairs of sunglasses and multiple bike locks. I was terrible at keeping track of my own stuff. Reflecting on the chaos I created for myself as a first-year college student, I estimate that fifty percent of the problem originated in the habits I had developed living across the street from the high school I attended. My mother worked from home and the door to our house was usually unlocked. Even if it was locked, I had figured out at age 8 that I could climb over the back wall from our tree house. So I had keys but I never used them. I also didn’t bother carrying around most of the other things I needed during the day since I knew I’d be stopping home for lunch or even occasionally during class - I’d just tell my algebra teacher I needed to visit my “locker.”
In Honor of Global Tracheostomy Tube Awareness Week, Why Representation Matters

In Honor of Global Tracheostomy Tube Awareness Week, Why Representation Matters

May 24, 2018 | Elena Hung

This week is Global Tracheostomy Tube Awareness Week, and I would like to tell you something about this picture and why representation matters. I love that there's a little girl with a tracheostomy in an advertisement for kids' clothing.I love that a new audience is now seeing a kid with a trach, because before Xiomara, I had never seen a kid with a trach.I love that the ad is not about a trach. It's just a kid, in a pretty dress, who happens to have a trach. I love that there is a parent with a trached kid in the NICU somewhere right now who might see this, and pause, and hopefully then see their kid as a kid full of potential, and not as a long list of medical diagnoses.I love that this image of the trach is not scary and medical, like it often is.I love that Xiomara's pulse ox machine is just hanging out in the background. I know that a great majority of people have no idea what that is, but I am so excited for my fellow medical parents to see it and exclaim "WE HAVE THE SAME PULSE OX!"
Princess Awesome and Girls Will Be present the #girlsdeservepockets Giveaway

Princess Awesome and Girls Will Be present the #girlsdeservepockets Giveaway

May 09, 2018 | Eva St. Clair

We’ve been putting them on our dresses, leggings and shorts since 2016 and we’re so honored that many of you tagged us to bring us into the national conversation about pockets for girls. To continue to raise awareness about this important issue, we’re joining forces with our friends at Girls Will Be, a girls clothing company that makes totally amazing shorts for girls with lots of pockets, to keep the #girlsdeservepockets movement moving forward.
A Super Jumptastic Princess Awesome Book Club Pick!

A Super Jumptastic Princess Awesome Book Club Pick!

April 19, 2018 | Diana Peterfreund

Stay tuned for the next Princess Awesome Book Club pick, debuting April 30!
RAD Girl Revolution - Little Girls, BIG Dreams!

RAD Girl Revolution - Little Girls, BIG Dreams!

April 10, 2018 | Eva St. Clair

If you can dream it, you can be it.  That's the message behind the awesome new children's book, RAD Girl Revolution, now on Kickstarter! RAD stands for Rise Above Doubt and Reach Any Dream. The book will feature 30 inspiring storybook-style photos of real little girls in fields typically under-represented by women, along with a rhyming verse describing each career.
The Princess Awesome Book Club + Wonderhood Toys Love

The Princess Awesome Book Club + Wonderhood Toys Love "Ellie, Engineer"!

March 22, 2018 | Diana Peterfreund

The Princess Awesome Book Club + Wonderhood Toys is delighted to present "Ellie, Engineer"!  This awesome chapter book is perfect for kids 8-12 who are interested in building, engineering, architecture, and imagining what their futures could be. Enter the giveaway!
Meet the Princess Awesome Book Club Curator: Diana Peterfreund

Meet the Princess Awesome Book Club Curator: Diana Peterfreund

March 09, 2018 | Diana Peterfreund

There’s a saying by A Wrinkle In Time author Madeleine L’Engle, regarding whether children’s books are a lesser medium of art: “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” For children have the power to make the world a better place, and they are going to use it.
Words to Live By: Our Favorite Women's Quotables

Words to Live By: Our Favorite Women's Quotables

March 08, 2018 | Eva St. Clair

Some of our favorite quotes - words to live by, from awesome women yesterday and today.
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