If you haven't already done so, go and check out readergirlz, a wonderful resource for gutsy girls who love to read. The readergirlz divas launched the program today, in honor of National Women's History Month, because "today's girls will make tomorrow's history." Little Willow designed this cheerful bold website with beautiful colors. There's a great playlist linked into this site. Oh, the Dave Matthews Band--pure happiness. Check out Little Willow's wonderful interview with the readergirlz divas.
The readergirlz divas quote Jen Robinson in the readergirlz March Manifesta as saying "Girls should be reading about characters who aren't perfect, who either have real-life problems and have to cope with them, or who simply make mistakes and have to deal with the consequences." This is so, so true. This was a big reason why I started my weekly lists of Strong Girl Role Models of Children's Literature. Jen was recently interviewed by Kim and Jason in their most recent podcast titled Balancing Adulthood Responsibility and Childlike Fun . Congrats Jen!
The readergirlz start this month with a book written by readergirlz diva Justina Chen Headley. Go out and find a copy of Nothing but the Truth (and a few white lies), then join the readergirlz divas and friends on their myspace group site. You need to sign up for a myspace account and be a member for 7 days before being able to comment.