11 – 27 October 2019

Supporting girls with children’s books around International Day of the Girl

The International Day of the Girl highlights and addresses the needs and challenges girls face while promoting the empowerment of girls and fulfilment of their human rights.

The UN’s 2019 theme for this day is “GirlForce: Unscripted and unstoppable”. A very important message which we want to support.

“Willow Willpower promotes the message of kids having faith in themselves and their dreams. It empowers kids to believe they can achieve anything they want to,” said Sarah Cannata, founding editor of This Woman Can, an online newshub and digital magazine that helps young people and women to realise and maximise their career and life potential.

Like the book “The Meadow” by Susan Bagdach, Willow Willpower’s focus is on self-fulfilment and the courage to stand up for one’s dreams.

“You cannot encourage people to stand up for themselves enough. I love helping children by telling them stories that revolve around them being good enough, just the way they are.” said Susan Bagdach, founder of the intercultural Women and Girls Health Center IFMGZ HOLLA e.V.

For blOOturtle, the above is reason enough to support girls in different ways

Between 11 to 27 October 2019, blOOturtle will highlight female pioneers via its website and Facebook page in honour of International Day of the Girl and to motivate and inspire young children. The publisher will also donate 1 Euro (approx. AUD $1,60) per book sold online on blOOturtle.com/books to Plan International’s project “Good education in Rwanda” .


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Good Education for Girls/Kids in Rwanda

For every book purchased online here, 1 Euro will be donated to this project between the 11 – 27 October 2018

Good Education for Girls in Rwanda

Plan International wants to ensure that every girl completes at least nine years of quality education. Completing a quality education is the right of every child. Being denied an education strips girls of the choice to decide their own future. Through education, we can support wider girls’ rights, gender equality and long-term poverty eradication. An educated girl is less likely to marry and to have children whilst she is still a child, more likely to be literate, healthy and survive into adulthood, and more likely to reinvest her income back into her family, community and country.

Children's books for the International Day for the Girl

Beautiful and motivational…

Willow Willpower by Sarah Cannata


Recommended Age: 3-8yrs

Willow Willpower has big dreams. Ever since she can remember, she’s dreamt of flying high in the sky. When Willow’s mum takes her daughter to the local museum, Willow gets to know the aviation legend, Amelia Earhart. It soon becomes obvious to her: she wants to become a pilot like Amelia and travel around the world.

Willow inspires children of all ages to dream big, all while whisking them around the globe. Discover some of the most famous places in the world alongside Willow as she takes you high in the sky.

Die Wiese by Susan Bagdach


Recommended Age: 3-10yrs

The meadow is full of harmony and full of blue flowers. The grass is bright green, the flowers are blue and have approximately the same height. If once in a while a flower grows here which looks differentely, it will drink ink to be blue as the others. But one day there is a big flower which just can’t turn blue. What happens now?

An extraordinary children’s’ book with wonderful images about the abundance of life, dealing with exclusion and finding the courage to stand up for yourself. Available in German Only.