Thursday, August 23, 2018

@Mandy Harvey Made her Dream Come True

Hello and welcome to the Girls Succeed Blog!

Meet an amazing woman, @Mandy Harvey, who gave up, then decided to try to do what she has always been passionate about--singing. The title of the song is TRY. Mandy overcame a huge obstacle to make her dream come true. Watch her talent show audition for America's Got Talent.

Never give up on your dream!

Youtube Video from Top Talent

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Book Review: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Hello and welcome to the Girls Succeed blog! I love introducing girls to trailblazing women from the past and the present via this blog. (Hopefully, these amazing women will inspire girls who read this blog to be the future trailblazers and leaders!)
A girl reading 
Recently I found a wonderful book for young girls packed with cleverly written one-page stories about 100 women who made a difference in the world. Yes, I say world because the book, with amazing color portraits, includes women from all over the world.

So many amazing women in diverse careers and different eras are featured--an empress, queen, politician,  supermodel, trombonist, suffragette. The whole spectrum of talented, wise, and passionate women.

I like what Taylor Pittman from the Huffington Post wrote about the book--"These bedtime stories trade princesses for women who changed the world."

If you would like to learn more about this book, click the book cover below. A sequel to this book is also available.

The mission of the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls book is similar to my purpose for writing Girls Succeed! Stories Behind the Careers of Succesful Women for middle-grade girls. When they read about heroes, mentors, leaders, they are inspired to be "just like" them. Learning about someone who can overcome obstacles empowers girls to accomplish their goals by following their hero's example.
To learn more about the contemporary women who succeeded in their dream careers, click the book cover below to download now from amazon or order from your favorite online bookseller.

I hope you get a chance to explore these books and find more biographies about women who will inspire
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