The authors of the bestselling phenomenonThe Confidence Code for Girls, which spent TWENTY-EIGHT WEEKS on theNew York Timesmiddle grade bestseller list, return to share more confidence-boosting advice and the stories of real-life Girls of Action making a difference in the world today.
The Confidence Code for Girlsspent twenty-eight weeks on theNew York Timesbestseller list! Clearly, the tenants of the confidence code (risk more, think less, and be yourself!) are resonating with women and girls across the country.
Journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman want to continue inspiring girls to become their most confident selves withLiving the Confidence Code, a middle grade biography collection starring today’s brightest, most determined girls around the world, who have used their confidence to successfully make their dreams come true.
Written in Katty and Claire’s relatable, accessible style, this paper-over-board book will include profiles of 25–30 girls, along with in-depth interviews and graphic novel panels. Below is a list of the current confirmed participants for the book. The authors are aiming to include two-thirds girls who have achieved spectacular things on a large scale or in the public eye and one-third girls who have overcome personal obstacles or made a difference in a more relatable, everyday way.
· Thandiwe Abdullah (15, cofounder of Black Lives Matter Youth Vanguard, US)
· Afghan Girls Robotics Team
· Genesis Butler (12, animal rights activist, US)
· Mari Copeny (11, Flint water activist, US)
· Taylor Fuentes (13, anti-bullying activist, US)
· Amika George, with intro by Emma Watson (20, menstrual rights activists and founder of #FreePeriods, UK)
· Sam Gordon (16, football player and founder of first all-girls tackle football league, US)
· Ciara-Beth Griffin (18, Autism rights activist and app developer, US)
· Anahi Molano (17, started a thrift store in her school to help kids who can’t afford warm clothing, US)
· Riley Morrison (9, pushed for Under Armour to offer basketball shoes for girls, US)
· Mena & Zena Nasiri (14 & 16, sisters who founded a nonprofit to get books with Muslim heroines in libraries, US)
· Autumn Peltier (14, clean water activist/First Nations activist, Canada)
· Aaron Philip (17, teen transgender model, US)
· Gitanjali Rao (14, inventor, US)
· Haven Shepherd (16, Paralympic swimmer, US)
· Greta Thunberg (16, climate change activist, Sweden)
· Bella Tipping (13, founder of KidzCationz, UK)
· Angelina Tropper (11, founder of a charity/speaks about learning disabilities, Canada)
· Melati & Isabel Wijsen (16 & 18, sisters who founded a youth NGO, Bali)
· Huda Z (19, writer and artist, Pakistan)
· Yekaba Abimbola (13, stopped her own child marriage so she could stay in school to become a doctor, Ethiopia)