If you are a parent, guardian, teacher or coach- of boys or girls- I would strong, strongly, strongly recommend purchasing Strong is the New Pretty. I got it as a birthday gift for a my friend’s daughter and it is absolutely amazing, full of inspirational images and stories from girls everywhere. It is a celebration of what girls can do when they ignore the voices around them telling them they can’t.

I really love the description that’s shared on the back of the book:

“Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy. So simple and yet so powerful, Strong Is the New Pretty celebrates, through more than 175 memorable photographs, the strength and spirit of girls being 100% themselves.

Real beauty isn’t about being a certain size, acting a certain way, wearing the right clothes, or having your hair done (or even brushed). Real beauty is about being your authentic self and owning it. Kate T. Parker is a professional photographer who finds the real beauty in girls, capturing it for all the world to see in candid and arresting images.

A celebration, a catalog of spirit in words and smiles, an affirmation of the fact that it’s what’s inside you that counts, Strong Is the New Pretty conveys a powerful message for every girl, for every mother and father of a girl, for every coach and mentor and teacher, for everyone in the village that it takes to raise a strong and self-confident person.”

If you haven’t already purchased the book, buy it here on Amazon right now!

In other reading right now, someone recommended that I read Body Kindness by Rebecca Scritchfield. I’ve just read the first chapter and it looks like a great read. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the book soon. If you’d like to check it you, you can get it right here. I bought the Kindle version because it’s so easy to read when I’m on the treadmill or elliptical.

Hope you’re all having a wonderful day!