Celebrated every October 11th, the United Nation’s International Day of the Girl was created to increase awareness of issues that affect girls and encourage progress toward gender equality. Nine stories inspired by the real-life experiences of girls from all over the globe bring to light the importance of this day. These realistic yet hopeful stories cover topics from gender-based violence to illiteracy, and sanitation to child marriage, with each story set in a different country.


  • Winner, Holiday/Notable Days Category, Northern Lights Book Awards 2020


Engaging, age-appropriate, and eye-opening.

- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Eye-opening, thought-provoking and inspiring . ..

- CM Magazine

... a solid addition to . .. collections highlighting women's studies or gender equality.

- School Library Journal

This powerful book highlights nine fictional girls . .. from different corners of the globe, each of whom is struggling to bloom within a system that wants to keep her weak.

- Booklist, starred review