A while back I reviewed The Girls Know How: Smart Alex by Ellen Langas Campbell, a book about Alex Martinez, a smart but troublesome 7th grader who discovers that math can be fun and that it can be fun to teach someone about it. My eldest daughter (age 9) enjoyed the book and I definitely appreciated the positive message and role models for young girls trying to find their own paths.
Well, the kind folks of Girls Know How® are giving away a complete set of the three Girls Know How® books, each signed by the author. Just in time for Christmas, this could be a great gift!
Each chapter book features a girl presented with a challenge who is encouraged by an accomplished woman at the pinnacle of her career, a character based on a real-life successful woman. A bio and exclusive Girls Want to Know interview are included at the conclusion of each book to guide readers wishing to learn more about that particular career. They are ideally suited for children in grades two through six.
The first in the series, Will Stephanie Get the Story? focuses on journalism. Raising the Roof introduces children to the world of construction. and Smart Alex explores teaching as a career. The books have been received enthusiastically by young readers, parents and teachers, and recently were named among the best in family-friendly media, receiving the Gold Award for Juvenile Level 2 Books ages 9-12 from the Mom’s Choice Awards®.
What do you have to do?
Leave me a comment with a valid e-mail address below (so I can contact you if you win!) and explain who you think would be a good role model for the young women of today. Who should your daughters, granddaughters, and nieces aspire to be like or even better than?
Remember that the contest is only open through this coming Sunday! Good luck to all who enter!
For more about the Girls Know How® book series and fun, free activities, check out the GirlsKnowHow.com website too!
UPDATE: Congratulations to Laura DeLuca on winning the trio of books!