Sunday, May 4, 2014

women have always been ingenious

Do the girls you know tinker? Are they builders and thinkers and creators? Then, have I got the book for you…

Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women written by Cathering Thimmesh and illustrated by Melissa Sweet

This clever, compelling book shows that women have always been inventors whether out of necessity or curiosity or sheer will to get something done; women have always been ingenious.

This book opens up the amazing stories of women and their influence on society. It ends by encouraging girls to follow their dreams and ideas.

I loved this book. First, because it was a kind gift from a friend. Second, because it included Grace Murray Hopper who I love. And third, because it also includes my favorite Grace Hopper quote:

“It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.”

Buy this book for the girls you know, because it should be reinforced that we don't always need permission. Reject the idea of being picked: pick yourself. There are problems to be solved. Get to work. 

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