Saturday, July 26, 2014

Website for Girls' Books: A Mighty Girl

Hello, Readers,

I hope you're having a fun summer. As you can tell from my absence on this blog, I'm having a "busy" summer taking online writing workshops, grandparenting my grandkids, camping, and trying to finish my latest manuscript. My goal was to have the first draft done by the end of May. Hmm, it's nearly the end of July, and I have about three chapters to go! 

I've also been reading books because I love to read whether it is summer or winter. It's a pleasure to read no matter what time of year (or day) it is. 

If you like to read, I have discovered a treasure trove of books for girls all in one spot, A Mighty Girl, "books for smart, confident, and courageous girls" like you!

A Mighty Girl

From their website--"A Mighty Girl's book section features over 2,000 girl-empowering books starring stellar Mighty Girl characters. After years of seeking out empowering and inspirational books for our four young nieces, we decided to create A Mighty Girl as a resource site to help others equally interested in supporting and celebrating girls. The site was founded on the belief that all children should have the opportunity to read books, play with toys, listen to music, and watch movies that offer positive messages about girls and honor their diverse capabilities.
Girls do not have to be relegated to the role of sidekick or damsel in distress; they can be the leaders, the heroes, the champions that save the day, find the cure, and go on the adventure. It is our hope that these high-quality children’s products will help a new generation of girls to grow and pursue whatever dreams they choose -- to truly be Mighty Girls!" --co-founders Carolyn Danckaert and Aaron Smith
As you probably already know, I'm fond of featuring trailblazers and role models on this website, so when I saw a category for girls about role models, I decided to explore A Mighty Girl. I was thrilled to discover so many books for girls, so many categories, and the excellent way of breaking down each category into smaller niches. For example I clicked on Books>Mighty Girls and Women>role models> and discovered the role models classified into many fields/careers such as athletes, entrepreneurs, heroes, writers and poets and many more. So much fun to see all the titles for each designation.

I enjoyed the blog post found at Tied Up With String. The author tells you why she likes A Mighty Girl. If you wish, hop over to the link to her site.

Whether you are looking for a picture book or a chapter book, there are plenty of empowering books for girls 0-13+. Take a peek for yourself at A Mighty Girl and have a fun time reading this summer!

I liked A Mighty Girl on Facebook. You can too at their Facebook page, A Mighty Girl.

What book or books have you read this summer? Leave a comment. I love to hear from you.

About J.Q. Rose:
After writing feature articles in magazines, newspapers, and online magazines for over fifteen years, J.Q. Rose entered the world of fiction. Her first published mysteries are Sunshine Boulevard and Coda to Murder released by Muse It Up Publishing. With her non-fiction book for girls, Girls Succeed!, she returns to her first love, writing about real people.  Blogging, photography, Pegs and Jokers board games, and travel are the things that keep her out of trouble. She spends winters in Florida and summers up north camping and hunting toads, frogs, and salamanders with her four grandsons and granddaughter.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Congratulations Admiral Michelle Howard, Happy Fourth of July

Congratulations to Navy Admiral Michelle Howard on receiving the fourth star! 
She is the first woman promoted to the rank of Admiral in the Navy's history. 
She was the first African-American woman to command a Navy ship. 
Take a peek at the video below.

Admiral Michelle Howard receiving her fourth star.
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If you're in the USA, I'm sure you'll be celebrating the anniversary of the birth of the USA! 
Stay safe.

    Wishing you a fun and safe Fourth of July USA!