Tween Meme for the Emblazoners!

Hello Everyone! I hope all is well with you! This is the first Wednesday in which the Emblazoners are participating in our Tween Meme. So, I thought I’d write about a book that I’m currently reading.  It’s title “Girls Succeed: Stories behind the Careers of Successful Women.”  The author is JQ Rose who was a guest here a few weeks ago.

Girls Succeed Cover 333x500 picnicI’m enjoying this book immensely. This is not a piece of fiction. This book is a collection of stories about successful women and how they got where they are. It is very inspiring especially for young girls in those “tween” years.

If I had a daughter, I would get this book for her. It’s inspiring and informative. It illustrates girls who dared to pursue their passion. And isn’t that what the tween years are all about? Finding your passion?

Dare to dream. That’s what we should be teaching our tweens don’t you think?  This book has everything from horse trainers, to cyclists, to authors, and doctors. The message in these stories is crystal clear. You can be whatever you want to be all you have to do is choose. I love it.

It tells our tweens that the power is in their hands. And that’s an important message. As women we have to take responsibility for our own happiness, we can’t rely on anyone else to make us happy.  And once they get that message and own it just think how our tweens will be empowered. And think about that next generation as parents and leaders, they’ll do a tremendous job teaching their tweens that same message.

So, if you have a young tween that you’d like to inspire, check out JQ Rose’s book.

The cover and blurb are below. I’m enjoying it immensely and I think your tween will too.

Girls Succeed Cover 333x500 picnicIn my non-fiction ebook for girls, Girls Succeed: Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women, the family of a woman I interviewed moved so many times when she was a child, she couldn’t make friends. She was always the odd one in a group. Because she didn’t want to stand out, she tried to hide how smart she was and was not proud of it. Finally her last few years in high school, she joined the band and sports teams and made friends. She blossomed into the person she really was. She is now a medical doctor and researcher at a university.

We’ve discussed non-fiction, but did you know that reading fiction is just as important? That’s right! Just check out this article from the New York Times titled “Your brain on Fiction.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/opinion/sunday/the-neuroscience-of-your-brain-on-fiction.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

I was so excited when I read this!  I felt like my passion was serving a higher purpose.

It has been proven that reading improves self-esteem, social skills, and analytical skills. So, I got together with some other authors who feel the same way I do. We have our own website and our books are geared toward the tween age group, and every fourth Wednesday of the month we write a tween meme on our blog.

So, check it out and check out all the books that are available for tweens! The link is below!

http://emblazoners.wordpress.com/

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!

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About Lisa Orchard

I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.
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10 Responses to Tween Meme for the Emblazoners!

  1. sharonledwith says:

    I wish I had this book growing up, Lisa! Sounds like a winner! Cheers for sharing, girl! Great post for the Tween-the-Weekends!

  2. This sounds like a terrific book. My daughters are both older, but I might snag a copy for them just the same. Great message and I loved that article about reading fiction as well. My brain is definitely fueled from fiction 😉

    • Lisa Orchard says:

      Thanks for stopping by Alan! It is a terrific book and in my opinion it might help young girls think outside the box a little bit and let them know that there are options out there that they can choose from. 🙂

  3. Lynn Kelley says:

    That’s a great article, isn’t it? This book sounds like a winner. I bet many girls are inspired when they read it. I’ll have to recommend this to young girls. Thanks, Lisa!

  4. sarastinson says:

    Very inspiring read, Lisa. Sounds like a great book to recommend. Thanks for sharing!
    Sara
    Finger Bones

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