International Day of the Girl 2020

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On October 11th, the United Nations recognizes and celebrates the International Day of the Girl Child. This day “focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.” 

This year, the theme of the International Day of the Girl is “My Voice, Our Equal Future.” Empowering girls and advancing gender equality is essential to creating and sustaining global development. If you want to read more about this initiative and girls breaking barriers worldwide, check this out!

In honor of International Day of the Girl, here are some of the Fairfield County Mom contributor’s favorite female empowerment books for children: 

  1. Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women
  2. A is for Awesome: 23 Iconic Women Who Changed the World
  3. Grace for President
  4. I Dissent, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark
  5. I am a Warrior Goddess
  6. She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World
  7. This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer
  8. The Paper Bag Princess
  9. Beautiful
  10. Ada Twist Scientist
  11. Rosie Revere Engineer
  12. Sophie Valdez Future Prez
  13. Dear Girl
  14. Little Feminist
  15. Little Dreamers, Visionary Women Around the World

What are your favorite female empowerment books to read with your children?

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Emma is a stay-at-home mom to her identical twin daughters, Charlotte and Grace (born March 2016) and her son Crosby (born July 2019). She currently resides in Fairfield with her children and her husband Mike. Emma is originally from northeastern CT and worked and lived in Stamford and New York City as an attorney until her daughters were born. Though she misses certain aspects of city life, there really is no better place then living by the beach. When she is not being hounded for snacks or trying to pry her kids off the highest point of the playground, she enjoys going out with friends, trying new restaurants on date nights, binging Bravo and staying active.

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