Here Come the Girl Scouts!

Here Come the Girl Scouts! is a nominee for the 2013-2014 South Carolina Picture Book Award.

Here Come the Girl Scouts!, written by Shana Corey and illustrated by Hadley Hooper, is sure to be an inspiration to all girls (no matter their ages). Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low didn’t let anything stop her from achieving her goals, and that is a lesson that all readers, girls and boys alike, should learn. From traveling the world, to fishing at a fancy dinner party, to starting the Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low is a figure to be admired, and it is my hope that many young readers will take the message of this book and truly make it their own.

Peppered with quotes from the Girl Scouts guide, Here Come the Girl Scouts! tells readers all about Low and the founding of the Girl Scouts. The book emphasizes the importance of helping others, protecting the environment, being strong females, and looking past differences. At a time when both feminism and conservation were considered controversial, Juliette Gordon Low was truly visionary, and we can all look to her for an example of how we should live our lives…by not being afraid to go after our dreams.

This inspiring book, while not ideal for read-aloud, is an excellent addition to any library collection, and I foresee making it a big part of Women’s History Month celebrations and any displays that feature strong-willed, fearless historical figures.

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