I'm really excited to share with you today this wonderful book written by Eunice Olsen, the founder of WomenTalk TV. (Thank you so much for sending me a copy!) @womentalktv
is an online video series of interviews with ordinary women in Asia who have done extraordinary things. If you have a moment, you really should go check out their videos - they are amazing. I'm a Girl, See What I Can Be! features ten of these women in a series of illustrated poems.
The poems are really lovely, and the illustrations (each poem is illustrated by a differently-abled artist) are bright and colorful enough to capture the attention of even your littlest ones. These poems highlight women who overcame obstacles and persevered through challenges, and women who use their talent and heart to work for change. They're inspiring, and all the more so because these are real people. And they aren't celebrities, they aren't famous. They are real women, doing great things.
The book features women from Singapore, China, Nepal, Thailand and the Philippines, which is awesome - I love reading and sharing with my kids about women from around the world, and some of these countries don't often get much attention. I also love the back matter here - actual pictures and a short bio of each woman featured, as well as bios of the artists, an activity sheet for readers to discuss the poems, a glossary, and bookmarks!
Such a great book to have on your shelf and perfect for reading with your 4-10 year olds, but honestly, it's great for all ages. I encourage you to go check out @womentalktv
and also read more about @euniceolsen
(who is herself a total superstar) and why she wrote this book. It's just 🙌.
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