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Because I am a Girl

I Can Change the World

by Rosemary McCarney, with Plan International Canada

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Rosemary McCarney, President and CEO of Plan International Canada, has followed up the her popular picture book Every Day is Malala Day with a book for middle grade readers, also inspired by her international development work. Working with Plan, Rosemary helped craft its Because I am a Girl global initiative to end gender inequality, promote girls' rights, and lift millions of girls out of poverty, and helped lead the charge for the United Nations to declare October 11th the "International Day of the Girl" - a day each year to recognize and advocate for girls' rights globally. This new book illustrates the Because I am a Girl call to change by telling the stories of individual girls throughout the world. They tell us: "Because I am a girl, I eat if there is food left over when everyone is done" and "I am the poorest of the poor." The later stories are about hope, with chapters like "Because I am a girl, I will share what I know" and " I am the heart of my community" and "I can change the world." Accompanying each story are amazing photographs of girls and their communities around the world. And each story ends with a "Did You Know" section, with facts and interesting information about the lives of girls throughout the world.

About the Authors
Rosemary McCarney is Canada's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the Conference on Disarmament and past President and CEO of Plan International Canada. She is the author of the internationally bestselling Every Day is Malala Day, Because I Am a Girl: I Can Change the World, and The Way to School.
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Plan International is one of the world's oldest and largest international charities, working in partnership with millions of people around the world to end global poverty. Not for profit, independent and inclusive of all faiths and cultures, Plan has only one agenda: to improve the lives of children. www.plancanada.ca
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 13
Grade:
4 to 8
Reading age:
8 to 14

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Because I Am a Girl: I Can Change the World

Because I Am a Girl is a significant resource for teaching Social Justice and Equity with a focus on Gender Equality. The book features young girls from across the globe overcoming a variety of challenges. The first person narratives, vivid photographs, and factual sidebars offering context contribute to the appeal of this non-fiction selection, which can serve as a model for students presenting their own reports on overcoming hardship.

Source: Association of Canadian Publishers. Diversity Collection Selection 2017.

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