Anna Hibiscus by Nigerian-born author Atinuke is the first in a series of early chapter books about a little girl who lives in Africa – “amazing Africa” – with her large extended family. Many of Anna Hibiscus’ experiences are universal – taking care of her younger brothers, or being bored, for instance. At the same time, …

When Simone gave me the green light to develop the Girls Leadership Parent & Daughter Book Club pilot program, I was thrilled. Books have the power to change minds and hearts, and I believe that discussing a book with other readers amplifies its effect. The process started as pure fun. Reading dozens upon dozens of …