FAV BOOK ALERT! Thirteen-year-old inventor, founder, Mattel collaborator and Être BFF JORDAN REEVES has a brand new book out called BORN JUST RIGHT! We were thrilled to attend her pre-launch event in NYC and hear her talk about prototyping her first glitter-shooting prosthetic, her work with Barbie and Microsoft and her advocacy on behalf of the disability community. We loved hanging out and were grateful for the sneak peek & signed copies! Grab your copy right here, follow @bjrorg...and meet a true changemaker. #BornJustRight
MORE AUTHORS OUR AGE! When 11-year-old Alice Tapper noticed that the girls in her middle school class weren’t participating as much as the boys, she knew she had to do something about it. With help from her Girl Scout troop and her parents, she came up with a patch that other girls could earn if they took a pledge to be more confident in school. Alice even wrote an op-ed about the experience for the New York Times! Inspired by that piece, Alice's brand new book RAISE YOUR HAND illustrates her determination, bravery, and unwillingness to accept the status quo. Since encouraging girls to raise their hands is right up our alley, we just can't recommend this book enough! Illustrated by the awesome Marta Kissi, you've gotta read it. Grab your copy, gather your courage and get ready to #RaiseYourHand!
ANOTHER BFF FAV! Just hitting stores now, check out Mogul CEO Tiffany Pham's latest book GIRL MOGUL! Reminding girls that no matter who you are or where you come from, you can define success, envision it and make it happen on your own terms, this book "will show you how to awaken all the awesomeness that is already inside you." Cue the music to our ears. Learn more about Mogul's awesome platform for women & girls on our #BeConnected page, and grab your hot-off-the-shelf copy today! PS: Thanks for signing some Board member copies at the NYC #GIRLMOGUL book launch! Coolest!
ONE MORE! New for our high school-age + readers (and, cough, their smart moms, big sisters & very favorite aunts)...BRAVE, NOT PERFECT by Reshma Saujani! Founder of our BFFs Girls Who Code (check them out over on #BeSmart and see their coding adventure series below), Saujani notes that "boys are taught to be brave, while girls are taught to be perfect." And guess what? It doesn't have to be that way. Drawing on tons of interviews and stories of brave women alongside her own inspiring journey, this author shares an array of insights & practices to make bravery a lifelong habit and enable YOU to be the author of your biggest, boldest, and most joyful life.
And for our younger Êtregirls...meet our new favorite superhero... Ara the Star Engineer! Written by Google Engineer Komal Singh (we met her & she seriously rules), the book features real-life Google engineers and takes readers on an algorithm adventure! You can order your copy RIGHT HERE. It's amazing. Seriously, Google it.
OK, we'll be honest...WE. LOVE. JOURNALS. And this one by author Patricia Wooster is one of our favorites! Helping girls develop their purpose, ignite their spirit & pursue activities that bring them happiness, the Create Your ME Movement journal builds strong girls from the inside out! Read this interview about how the author came up with such awesomeness & then get ready to #CreateYourMe with us!
Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!
By our BFF Marley Dias!
And we couldn't love it more. With an intro by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay, this "keep-it-real" activism guide by teen Marley (the rockstar who founded #1000BlackGirlBooks and created #MarleyMag for ELLE.com) is a book that every girl should own. Every. Single. Girl. Exploring activism, social justice & volunteerism while highlighting the importance of literacy & diversity, Marley seriously gets it done!
We were so enthralled by Marley's vision that we emailed her the following question. Check out her advice to Être:
Ê: “Sometimes we feel too small to make a mark on the world. People underestimate girls our age and think we don’t really care about things. But we do. We want to make the world way better. What’s your best advice for middle school girls who want to be listened to and make a difference before we grow up?”
M: "My best advice for middle school girls is that you don't have to wait until you 'grow up' to make a difference. The concept of 'grown up' automatically limits you. If you have frustrations about what's happening in the world around you, share those ideas with those around you. Share online (responsibly). Talk to your teachers and classmates. Doing these things will allow you to connect and possibly collaborate to create a community. This community can help you create social change."
Looking for more interviews? You're in luck! One of our high school Board members interviewed extra amazing author Susie Orman Schnall and learned all about developing a writer's "voice," her favorite childhood books and how 2 stay balanced! We love this author (point your big sisters & coolest aunts to her books!) and are so grateful she also took the time to talk to one of our Club Être chapters! Click here to read Être's Board Member INTERVIEW with Susie Orman Schnall and get ready 2 B inspired!
Also...Don't miss another Board Member interview with author Aundrea Tabbs-Smith, about writing For The Quiet Black Girl: Trying To Find Her Voice In A Predominately White World! This interview offers insight into the literary process, but also touches on young activists like the Stoneman-Douglas students and how each of us should strive to be heard. Our favorite quote? "Do not let anyone dictate who you are and what decisions you should make. Take a look at yourself in the mirror and decide what you want to be or at least what you hope to be."
Also for our younger Êtregirls: The 2 newest books in the Ada Lace STEM series are here! Written by Emmy-nominated science TV host and Executive Producer Emily Calandrelli (Xploration Outer Space, Bill Nye Saves The World), we just couldn't love Ada more! Read what our BFF Emily told us & then follow her everywhere @TheSpaceGal!
Must-Read Latest Releases
Born Just Right - NEW!
By Jordan Reeves & Jennifer Reeves
Girl Mogul - NEW!
By Tiffany Pham
Raise Your Hand
By Alice Paul Tapper
Brave, Not Perfect
By Reshma Saujani (High School +)
Ara the Star Engineer
By Komal Singh (ages 5-9)
Lights, Music, Code!
By Jo Whittemore (forward by Reshma Saujani)
Crack The Code: Activities, Games and Puzzles That Reveal the World of Coding (Girls Who Code)
By Sarah Hutt
Enough As She Is
By Rachel Simmons
Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!
By Marley Dias
Fierce: How Competing For Myself Changed Everything (high school+)
By Aly Raisman
This Is How We Rise (high school+)
By Claudia Chan
Girls Who Code: Learn To Code
and Change The World
By Reshma Saujani
Women In Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played To Win
By Rachel Ignotofsky (also author of Women In Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed The World)
Geek Girl Rising
By Heather Cabot and Samantha Walravens (high school age+)
Classics To Revisit
A Wrinkle in Time (Book 1 in Time Quintet)
By Madeleine L'Engel
Anne of Green Gables (Book 1 in Anne of Green Gables series)
By L.M. Montgomery
Diary of A Young Girl
By Anne Frank
By Louisa May Alcott
By Enid Bagnold
Pride and Prejudice
By Jane Austin
The Great Gatsby
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
To Kill a Mockingbird
By Harper Lee
The Miracle Worker
By William Gibson
By Natalie Babitt
Also...Great Books by Teens...for Teens!
Rock-Star Female Heroines
A Girl Named Digit (Book 1 in Digit series)
By Annabel Monaghan
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream
By Tanya Lee Stone
Divergent (Book 1 in Divergent series)
By Veronica Roth
Dot. (middle school & younger)
By Randi Zuckerberg
Edge of Yesterday (interactive!)
By Robin Stevens Payes
By Gail Carson Levine
By Pam Munoz Ryan
Hattie Big Sky
By Kirby Larson
By Margot Lee Shetterly
I Am Malala
By Malala Yousafzai
I Am Unique
By Jennifer Vassel
Island of the Blue Dolphins
By Scott O'Dell
Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX
By Karen Blumenthal
Rad American Women: A - Z
By Kate Schatz
Relic (Book 1 of the Books of Eva series)
By Heather Terrell
By Sharon Cameron
Style Engineers (Series of 3!)
By Kristen O. Bobst
The Hunger Games (Book 1 in Hunger Games series)
By Suzanne Collins
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
Women in Blue: 16 Brave Officers...
By Cheryl Mullenbach
First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies
By Kate Andersen Brower