Saturday, September 19, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Girls Succeed: Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women by J.Q. Rose


BLURB:

Back to School with a book on careers. Girls Succeed! is an interactive e-book filled with dreams and passion to inspire, entertain, and empower girls. 

The author interviewed fifteen remarkable women in a variety of occupations. They shared their stories about their work and the path they took to become successful in their dream careers. 
These diverse careers encompass women in the arts, business, science, medicine, ministry, entertainment, and sports. Learn about contemporary women who have discovered cures to stamp out disease, made people laugh, earned Olympic and Paralympic gold medals, and crossed the country in the cab of an eighteen wheeler.

Meet these role models for girls:
  • Horse Trainer/Competitive Dressage Rider, Pati Pierucci
  • Bike Racer, Mackenzie Woodring
  • Children's Book Author and Illustrator, Jane Stroschin
  • Medical Doctor, Cate Bradley
  • Chef, Sue Chef
  • Technology Expert, Diana Stoneberg
  • Christian Minister, Laurie Haller
  • Horticulturalist, Sharon Loving
  • Medical Scientist, Juanita Merchant
  • Olympic Gold Medalist in Women's Ice Hockey, Angela Ruggiero
  • Semi-Truck Driver, Barbara Totten
  • Teacher/Coach/Athletic Director, Barbara "Chili" Chiles
  • Social Worker, Lenair Correll           
  • Entrepreneur/Product Developer, Veronica Bosgraaf
  • Professional Christian Clown, Brenda Marshall

REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 12 years, 9 months

MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:

I really loved this book because it proves that if girls put their mind to it, we can accomplish anything! Each inspiring story provides an amazing quote. 

My favorite quote is by David Frost, he says "Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally."  I like this quote because it reminds me that if you try too hard you will get distracted and lose sight of what comes naturally. 

My favorite inspirational story is Mackenzie Woodring, because even after sustaining her injuries and losing her sister she still managed to come back and achieve her dream. 

I recommend this book for girls who need a little inspiration. This book reminded me of what it means to be a girl. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 and up. 

You can find out more information about this book and other inspirational women here