Double-Daring Girls

June 12, 2009 at 11:40 pm Leave a comment

I know, it’s a lot of book posts lately, and this will be the last one for a while.  I just had to share a tidbit of a group email I received from Miriam Peskowitz (embarrasingly long ago, in April, but hey, new baby here!) about her latest book, The Double-Daring Book for Girls, which she co-authored with Andrea Buchanan.  I can attest to the fab-ness of this book, as I had the privilege of being Miriam’s story editor on her chapters last year, and I loved every word of it.  The book inspires me, and I can’t wait until my daughter is old enough to use it (cuz you “use” this book more than read it).

Reading over what Miriam wrote, I realized I had to share the Daring vision with more people, as it truly speaks to the Having Enough mentality, and I do believe will make our kids’ childhoods, and our world when they’re adults, better.  She wrote:

The Double-Daring Book for Girls continues the Daring vision. In its pages, girls don’t have to grow up so fast. Girlhood can be both smarter and more fun. There’s room for all girls to be who they are, and to resist some of the well-known social pressures they may feel.  A chapter on Friendship offers an alternative to the “mean girls” mentality. The Double-Daring world is a big place, with lots of room for girls, and all of us, to move and run and explore, and then, curl up with a good book when day is done.

It’s not often in history that girls and women have been encouraged to be daring. I’m proud that Double-Daring is part of that encouragement.

On a similar note, I urge you to check out this post — “Dear Pixar, From All The Girls With Band-Aids On Their Knees” — on NPR’s blog.  Part of creating a Having Enough world is having enough of stereotypes of our daughters (and sons!), and creating new visions of gender for a new tomorrow.


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