International Day of the Girl-Child

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International Day of the Girl-Child

Girls across the world still do not have equal access to education. As often as possible, the availability of public libraries should be a venue from which to fight for education for everyone. Check out the below links for information about the Day of the Girl (which took place Oct. 11) and pick up one of these books with a strong female character today!

Secretary of State John Kerry's Press Statement about International Day of the Girl-Child

Official Website for International Day of the Girl-Child

girls hold up this world book coverOne Grain of Rice book coverThe Paper Bag Princess Book Cover
Girls Hold Up This World by Jada Pinkett SmithOne Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale
by Demi
The Paper Bag Princess
by Robert Munsch