Welcome to the Girls Can Blog Tour!
To close out Women’s History Month, please join us for a week-long celebration of extraordinary women and their remarkable accomplishments, drive and tenacity. Each stop along the tour will feature fascinating insights from the talented trio of female authors behind National Geographic Kids’ Girls Can!, as well as profiles and interviews with groundbreaking women around the world and across time.
Author Q&A: Who was each of your favorites / personal heroes? (One from the past, one from the present)
Marissa: My past favorite is Junko Tabei. She was so incredibly courageous and hardworking, as both a mountain climber and a woman. She was the very first woman to climb all seven of the highest mountains in the world. It doesn’t get much cooler than that. My present favorite is Oprah Winfrey! I’ve looked up to her my entire life and think she teaches many girls and women that look like me that you can truly build from the ground up and change the world with your gifts.
Paige: I’m a big fan of Zenobia’s–in the span of about three years, she established a kingdom that rivaled the Roman Empire. I’m also in awe of Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, two transgender women who made enormous strides for LGBTQ+ rights and really exemplified the importance of female friendships.
Tora: I’m so inspired by the historical journey of Josephine Baker. She is such a talented and multifaceted hero of mine. My favorite of today is Roxane Gay. Her work has helped so many, including myself, who have struggled to live comfortably within themselves.
Blog Tour Schedule:
- March 29th – Novel Novice
- March 30th – Pragmatic Mom
- March 31st – Book Briefs
- April 1st – Rockin’ Book Reviews
- April 2nd – The Fandom
Girls can change the world!
This book puts to rest the tired adages of things girls “can’t” do with powerful proof that girls not only CAN, but they DO!
Featuring profiles of over 75 remarkable women from across centuries and around the world, from math whiz Katherine Johnson to legendary leaders like Queen Elizabeth I, game changers like Serena Williams to avant-garde artists like Frida Kahlo, and so many more, you’ll discover amazing, diverse women, both famous and little-known, who smashed stereotypes, overcame odds, and achieved their goals.
With interviews and encouraging advice from world-changing women of today such as media mogul Oprah Winfrey, philanthropist Melinda Gates, renowned journalist Christiane Amanpour, National Geographic explorers and planet protectors like Sylvia Earle, and more, as well as concrete tips for breaking barriers and raising your voice, this inspirational book will have you ready to follow in the footsteps of women who made-and are making-history.
You’ll see that not only some Girls Can – you can!
About the Authors:
TORA PRUDEN is a social media manager and the director of brand growth at Equality for Her. She also works as a freelance journalist and culture critic.
MARISSA SEBASTIAN is a social media coordinator and the co-creator of the social media positivity movement #Blackoutday, which aims to promote the positive representation and presence of African Americans on social media.
PAIGE TOWLER writes poetry, has co-authored books, and was a children’s book editor at National Geographic Kids for five years.
- One (1) winner will receive a hardcover copy of Girls Can!
- Check out the other four stops for more chances to win
- US/Can only
- Ends 4/11 at 11:59pm ET