(Above: A book club meeting, where lucky girls participate)
This collection of books empowers girls ages eight and nine, by featuring short stories about interesting young ladies from many cultures. As a girl reads about different American Girls, she learns not only about the history of this country, but of the history, food and customs of many cultures, all around the world. The book above is about Kirsten, a Swedish girl born in 1856 who comes to live in the United States.
(Above: Girls get to try on and wear visual aids)
Twenty~four lucky girls have been given a gift, that hopefully will change their lives! They get to come to special meetings at the Carnegie Library every two weeks after finishing each book. Michele gives these girls the ROYAL TREATMENT. The American Girl series of books donated by Laura, is also a gift for these young members to keep.
(Above: One girl got to dress as Saint Lucia, (the Saint of light) and handed out pastries to the others)
We made crafts that Kirsten would have made ~
Like yarn dolls .....
and painted wooden spoons~
We even sampled Swedish Meatballs and other food that Kirsten may have eaten.
It made my heart happy to help!
Speaking of Girl Power, Happy International Women's Day!