An introduction to the International Day of the Girl — and why it matters.
Celebrated every October 11th, the United Nation’s International Day of the Girl was created to increase awareness of issues that affect girls — and only girls — and to encourage progress toward gender equality. Nine stories inspired by the real-life experiences of girls from all over the globe bring to light the importance of this day. From gender-based violence to illiteracy, sanitation to child marriage, each story is set in a different country and sensitively describes a situation in which the main character faces an inequity based on her gender and young age. With realistic yet hopeful outcomes for each story, girls are presented as reformers, not victims.
Ordinary girls making a powerful difference — these stories will stir the activist in every child!
The International Day of the Girl is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens.
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CitizenKid is a collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens. The collection aims to make complex global issues accessible for children ages 8 to 12, and covers topics such as water conservation, biodiversity, food security, microlending, citizenship, global awareness and more. Each book provides information and resources to inspire children to make a difference, both locally and globally.
Titles in collection: 100 Ways to Make the World a Better Place, 111 Trees, The Banana-Leaf Ball, Child Soldier, The Elephant Keeper, The Global Ocean, The Good Garden, How to Build Your Own Country, If America Were a Village, If the World Were a Village, The International Day of the Girl, Iqbal and His Ingenious Idea, Mimi's Village, On Our Way to Oyster Bay, One Hen, One Well, Planet Ark, Razia's Ray of Hope, The Red Bicycle, Ryan and Jimmy, That's Not Fair!, This Child, Every Child, Tree of Life, A Voice for the Spirit Bears, Walking for Water.