8 – 21 October 2018
Supporting girls with children’s books around International Day of the Girl
Willow Willpower by Sarah Cannata, a new picture book from eco-friendly publisher blOOturtle, is being released on 11 October 2018 to coincide with the United Nations’ International Day of the Girl. The day highlights and addresses the needs and challenges girls face while promoting the empowerment of girls and fulfilment of their human rights.
“The UN’s 2018 theme for this day is ‘With Her: A Skilled GirlForce’ and revolves around today’s generation of girls preparing to enter a world of work that’s being transformed by innovation and automation. 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 8 to 21 October 2018, 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. A set of beautiful cards will be available to print for free. The publisher will also donate 1 Euro (approx. AUD $1,60) per book sold online on blOOturtle.com/books to Plan International’s project “Safer cities for girls” in India for books in English and to Federal Association of Women’s Health Centers for books in German between this period.