Oh heyyy, Être's heading #BACK2SCHOOL!
We can't help ourselves...we LOVE new school supplies. Books. Backpacks. Disco tape & locker gear. But more than anything, we love JOURNALS. And this BRAND NEW one by author Patricia Wooster is one of our new fall 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 this year!
CHECK OUT THIS ACTIVISM GUIDE!
Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You! By our new 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 13 year-old 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. We were over the moon when she responded...now we want 2 make her answer our new screen saver on...well, EVERYTHING! 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 this brand new 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 current-day activists like the Stoneman-Douglas students in Parkland 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."
BRAND NEW for our younger Êtregirls: The 2 newest books in the Ada Lace STEM series are here! Written by Emmy-nominated science TV host and 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 start following her everywhere @TheSpaceGal!
Must-Read Latest Releases
Lights, Music, Code! - NEW!
By Jo Whittemore (forward by Reshma Saujani)
Crack The Code: Activities, Games and Puzzles That Reveal the World of Coding (Girls Who Code) - NEW!
By Sarah Hutt
Enough As She Is - NEW!
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+)
Strong Is The New Pretty
By Kate T. Parker
Ignite Your Spark
By Patricia Wooster (12+)
I Got This
By Laurie Hernandez
The Other Einstein
By Marie Benedict
First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies
By Kate Andersen Brower
Women in Blue: 16 Brave Officers...
By Cheryl Mullenbach
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
The Hunger Games (Book 1 in Hunger Games series)
By Suzanne Collins
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle