Having two daughters, I am keenly aware of the challenges they can face in the world as they grow. Whether it is in school, on the soccer field, or in the future workplace, women are often at a disadvantage when it comes to certain things. As a mom, it is my job to raise them in a way that they can avoid and overcome those potential challenges however they can. Both of my girls are so smart, kind and caring. They work hard in school, become involved in so many activities and try to make the world a better place, just a little at a time. The world can be a dark place, and I try and make sure to teach them to be a light in it.
My youngest wants to be a doctor when she grows up and my oldest wants to own her own business someday. Both of these fields can be very heavy with male influences, but with hard work, dedication and perseverance, I know they can both reach their dreams. They are both full of hope, imagination and intelligence and I know they will go so far in this world.
I try to make a conscious effort to surround my girls with positive role models in life, on the TV, in the movies they watch and in the books they read. We have a female doctor because I want my youngest to see herself in that position when she grows up. I take my daughter to some women run businesses so she can see that her dream too can become a reality with hard work and dedication. I also like to find them books to read that have strong female leads in them- and WordFire Press’ Danielle, Chronicles of a Superheroine fits that to a tee.
Danielle, Chronicles of a Superheroine is a new book by author, inventor, and futurist Ray Kurzweil. This book is perfect for slightly older kids and tweens and can help to teach growing girls that anyone can change the world. It tells a story of Danielle, our protagonist who is a very clever girl who uses her smarts and technology to help to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. I recently had a chance to have a sneak peak at this new novel, that will be released in January 2019, and I was quite impressed with it! This book is a great inspiration and can be an encouragement for kids to dream big and be kind in this world, which is so, so important.
The story is about the main character, Danielle, who is smart kind and caring. Her journey is hopeful and encouraging, and the perfect example and role model for your young kids with a passion for science and technology and a heart for people. It’s sort of written as an alternative history, as Danielle’s journey as a driven young girl brings her face to face with many important figures from recent history and our modern world.
Be Smart, Be Kind. Inspire your children to dream big, pursue their passions, and be kind to others along the way.
The book takes you through 22 years of Danielle’s life, each chapter being a different challenge she tries to fix or overcome. Throughout the book we see Danielle wear many hats, including a humanitarian, activist, change maker, award winning musician, peacemaker, Nobel Peace Prize winner, world leader and so much more! The story is told through the eyes of Danielle’s sister, who was adopted from Haiti after surviving the devastating earthquake there. Together, Claire and Danielle are the role models we want our daughter’s to emulate and give the reader a hopeful vision of humanity’s future and a plan on how to achieve it.
The book comes with two companion books, How You Can Be a Danielle, and A Chronicle Of Ideas, that help to offer additional ways to experience Danielle’s story. They are a nonfiction guide to the scientific, technological, medical, entrepreneurial, political, historical, musical and philosophical ideas that Danielle faces in the main book. As you read the main book, their are numbers tagged so you can read more about those particular topics in the companion guide. This set up is perfect for kids and parents to read and learn more about the topics that they are interested in and take their ideas to the next level.
Change is waiting. Remind your children that even if we can’t start big, we can still start small.
My 12 year old really enjoyed this book and I loved being able to learn more about what she was reading in the companion books. They are perfect for her age, since she is ripe with ideas, inspiration and a passion for making the world a better place. Reading Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine, has inspired her to dream big and helped her to see that she isn’t too young or insignificant to make a real difference. The text was easy to comprehend and with the companion guide, it was simple to learn more about each topic.
As a mother, I want to surround my girls with position, inspirational role models, and Danielle is a perfect one. Kind, funny and smart, she empowers what it means to embody change, even in very small ways. I believe this type of book is the perfect mix of fiction and non fiction so kids can easily learn about new topics, even ones they have never heard of. It gives practical ideas on ways that young kids can help to change the world and feel like they have a place in it. One of the best messages in the book is perfect for kids: Anyone can change the world. Teach your kids that you don’t have to be an adult to change the world.
Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine will be available and ready to ship in January of 2019,but you can PREORDER it right now here: Preorder Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine.
Have kids that are interested in STEM topics? Check out this post I also wrote on Tips for Fostering Your Daughter’s Interest in STEM.
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