The girls of JG3 at Mount Tom Day Camp danced to Beyonce's "Run the World (Girls)" in yesterday's talent show, so the song has been pumping through my iPad the last few days. I've even learned a few of the steps so Brooke and I both get a kick out of dancing together! Luckily my 7yr old doesn't understand what "who runs this mutha" means so we're all good....but I digress.
Anyway....it made me think back to Jada Pinkett Smith's book Girls Hold Up This World. As a new first time mom to a little girl, I remember tearing up on first sight of the cover displayed in the front window of the bookstore as I strolled by. The picture of Jada and a young Willow (we should've known then that she'd be whipping her hair less than a decade later) pierced straight through my heart. I rushed in and immediately purchased it and it quickly became apart of our bedtime routine. A photo book depicting girls across the world in all ages and stages coupled with an empowerimg message throughout makes it one of those books that should be in the library of every mom with a girl.