Booklists | October 8, 2021

4 Books to Empower Girls on International Day of the Girl Child


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For over a decade, Worldreader has been working to give girls around the world access to digital technology. During this time, we’ve seen firsthand the impact that digital reading can have on a girl’s life

That’s why, this International Day of the Girl Child, we’ve picked 4 children’s books from our library sure to empower young girls around the world. 

Join us in celebrating today by reading the books on our BookSmart app via your mobile phone or tablet!

Going for Gold

Going for Gold: Brilliant Women of the Olympic Games by Emma Roberts

Published by Worldreader

Going for Gold celebrates the incredible achievements of 30 brilliant women from 17 different countries who made history in the Olympic Games. The sportswomen featured in this book include world-famous figures like Simone Biles and Serena Wiliams as well as pioneers such as Nawal El Moutawakel, the first Muslim Olympic Medalist in Los Angeles 1984, and athletes with phenomenal life stories, like Yusra Mardini from the Refugee Team in Rio 2016.

► Read it here.

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Thandi’s Mountain Bike by Hilary Atkinson

Published by Kidza Books and Worldreader

Thandi loves riding her bike. And, before long, she finds herself racing her brother and friends on the bike tracks and competing in mountain bike competitions, striving to become the best. Will Thandi make her dream of becoming a mountain bike champion come true? Find out in this inspirational picture book that will empower young readers of all backgrounds to always try their best and pursue their dreams. 

► Read it in English here.

► Leer en español aquí.

The White Dolphin Cover

The White Dolphin by Zhuo Meng-Xin

Published by Voices of Future Generations

Hsin Ming and her family visit a beautiful beach where she encounters a mysterious white dolphin. The dolphin speaks to her in a dream and tells her about the terrible misfortunes that have struck them and their family because of humans’ actions. Hsin Ming becomes determined to help the dolphin. She sets off on a mission to save all the endangered marine animals and to educate her community on how their actions are harming the animals. This stunning picture book celebrates the incredible potential and power of every young girl to create change and make the world a better place. 

► Read it here.

Rosa Parks: Sit Down for Freedom Cover

Rosa Parks: Sit Down for Freedom by Joy E. Dickerson

Published by Highlights

A biography of the inspirational Rosa Parks and her pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement. Her life story will empower all young readers to be courageous and to fight for what they believe in.  

► Read it in English here.

► Leer en español aquí.

Today we celebrate International Day of the Girl Child, but at Worldreader, we world every day to make the world a more equal place for young readers. Our digital library is chock-full of books to empower young girls all year long. Happy reading!

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