Tween GirlMogul Books

Do you have a tween?  Then you know they are unique breed onto themselves.  And we have books for them….

 

Saving Hannah  – Or How to Rewrite History – Amazon.com Best Seller – An engaging teen novel by Andrea Stein, Saving Hannah is the sort of book that encourages girls to think beyond reality television and fruit-flavored lip-gloss. Meet Rose, her parents decide to start an organic farm, which transplants her from Manhattan to rural Weston. She’s not happy about this until she takes part in a contest sponsored by the Atlas Institute for Leadership-the grand prize is a trip to New York City. Her teammates in the challenge are Poppy, a science geek, Daisy, a bad girl gamer, and Lily, an overachieving know-it-all. With her eye on the Big Apple, Rose recovers a diary in the library that clears a founding member of Weston of wrongdoings and learns that each of her new gal pals brings something to the table to outsmart the mayor, rival teams, and the cagey Dr. Smith who concocted the entire contest as a plot that’s anything but civic-minded. This debut is first in a series about their girl power adventures.
Ages 9-12.      Buy Now at Amazon.com – eBook or Paperbook

 

 

Goal Setting for Kids – Girl Power Rules – Inspiration and Motivation for Tweens – In Girl Power Rules, Goal Setting for Kids, tween girls will be taken on an exciting journey, meeting successful women – none of whom are celebrities, rock stars or actors. Instead these real, successful women have started businesses, founded causes and started movements. And they will inspire tween girls to do the same. Plus, the book has the Get Goaling workbook, a step by step goal setting guide for kids that will help your daughter dream big and craft a plan of action.  Buy Now at Amazon.com…$3.99

Maria Mitchell – Astonomy Pioneer

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The above is a picture of Maria Mitchell, one of the first female America astronomers.  She discovered a comet, and the Mitchell crater on the moon is named after her.    She was born in 1818 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, one of nine children of a family of Quakers.  Quakers believed that boys and girls should receive an equal education. Maria’s father was a schoolmaster, and Maria served as his teaching assistant and he taught her astronomy at home. At age twelve and a half, she aided her father in calculating the exact moment of total eclipse.

Using a telescope, she discovered “Miss Mitchell’s Comet” (Comet 1847 VI, modern designation is C/1847 T1) in the autumn of 1847. Some years previously, King Frederick VI of Denmark had established gold medal prizes to each discoverer of a “telescopic comet” (too faint to be seen with the naked eye). The prize was to be awarded to the “first discoverer” of each such comet (note that comets are often independently discovered by more than one person). She duly won one of these prizes, and this gave her worldwide fame, since the only previous woman to discover a comet had been Caroline Herschel.

She was the first professional woman astronomer in the United States, noted for her discovery that sunspots are whirling vertical cavities and not, as previously thought, clouds.

She became the first woman member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1848 and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1850. She later worked at the U.S. Nautical Almanac Office, calculating tables of positions of Venus, and traveled in Europe with Nathaniel Hawthorne and his family.

She became professor of astronomy at Vassar College in 1865, the first person (male or female) appointed to the faculty. She was also named as Director of the Vassar College Observatory. After teaching there for some time, she learned that despite her reputation and experience, her salary was less than that of many younger male professors. She insisted on a salary increase, and got it.

She died in June 28, 1889, at the age of 71, in Lynn, Massachusetts. She was buried in Lot 411, Prospect Hill Cemetery, Nantucket. The Maria Mitchell Observatory in Nantucket is named in her honor. She was also posthumously inducted into the U.S. National Women’s Hall of Fame. She was the namesake of a World War II Liberty ship, the SS Maria Mitchell. Mitchell crater on the moon is named for her. In 1902, the Maria Mitchell Association was founded in her memory She is also known for her famous quote, “We have a hunger of the mind. We ask for all of the knowledge around us and the more we get, the more we desire.”

So welcome Maria Mitchell to the GirlMogul hall of fame.

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Thanks to Wikipedia for facts on Maria Mitchell.

Cashmere Mafia – Fanning the Flames of GirlPower

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Cashmere Mafia –  GirlPower show or not?

A new show?  Yes, it’s debuting in the wasteland of the TV Writer’s strike.  This season was especially hopeful for fans of the girl power genre, with the Bionic Woman, the Sara Connor Chronicles, and now the debut of Cashmere Mafia.

But so?  Is it worth the wait?  Check out Mommy Track’d’s view of the show.  They’re disappointed and on one hand I can’t disagree.  There’s stereotyping, there’s the flames of the Mommy Wars being fanned, as well as the usual working mom dilemma of making it to the school play and missing the field trip.

 

Is it unrealistic? Yes – these women are at the top of their professions so they probably don’t have the money worries many of us do.  They have really cool jobs and cool clothes and always have matching shoes.  They work hard, but they’re always meeting for lunch or drinks or something (oh how I wish I could see my friends more).

 

All that aside, I think the fact that a show actually mentions the Mommy Wars and acknowledges the struggles is a step in the right direction.  GirlMogul will keep watching.

 

So is this a GirlPower Show or not – let us know?

 

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