Beautiful by Stacy McAnulty

Beautiful by Stacy McAnulty
March 4, 2020 Alexandra Adlawan

For Young Girls

Every girl is unique, talented, and lovable . . . Every girl is BEAUTIFUL.

Much more than how one looks on the outside, true beauty is found in conquering challenges, showing kindness, and spreading contagious laughter. Beautiful girls are empowered and smart and strong!

 

I know that a lot of the books I review have boys as the protagonist, but I think there have been just as many strong girl protagonists on this blog. The few three book I every reviewed have strong females as the main character. If you don’t remember that far back there is Melody, who had cerebral palsy, in Out of my Mind. There is Tamaya who stayed calm in a very scary situation in Fuzzy Mud. And finally, there is Emily who loves reading and solved the clues to win a valuable prize in Book Scavenger.

 

I believe this is a good book for young girls because it’s not pink and girly like most children’s book and it doesn’t try too hard about making a point about being a girl. There have been a lot of books lately about empowering women who grew up to be someone amazing. I’m not saying those books aren’t important it’s just that they are being overdone. It seems like people are downright telling girls these days that they need to be something important instead of just being themselves.

 

I don’t remember ever dressing up as a princess as a little kid. I didn’t even wear dresses because they felt weird. I mostly dressed up in a ridiculous super hero outfit and ran around the house. The closest I came to dressing up in anything ‘girly’ was when I was Blossom from the Powerpuff Girls for Halloween (a neighbor saw the big red bow and thought I was a lobster, I still laugh about that to this day).

 

Click on the YouTube link below to see the music video for the song What a Girl Is. This is a truly inspiring song about what it means to be a girl.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqnZiKPFbPs

 

This weeks’ Weird but True Fact about International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day has been celebrated on March 8 around the world for nearly 100 years.

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