Here Come the Girl Scouts by Shana Corey

by Debbie Gonzales on March 8, 2012

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Here Come the Girl Scouts celebrates the vision of the one of the most influential feminists of all time, Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts. Author Shana Corey tells the 100 year-old-story of a young woman’s vision to establish an organization that developed a girl’s character through physical activity, a love of nature, and public service. Hadley Hooper‘s illustrations wonderfully depict the historical elements of this inspirational story in a warm, lively, and enchanting way. Each spread is ribboned with timeless quotes and mottos spoken by the woman whose passion was to provide uplifting experiences for girls that would directly affect the women they would become.

Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Law’s life’s work can be summed up in the powerful, transformative words of the The Girl Scout Law:

I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and to be a sister to every Girl Scout.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Barbara Younger March 9, 2012 at 4:50 am

LOVE the cover (I think I’ll love the book too, but that is some wonderful cover.)

Debbie Gonzales March 9, 2012 at 11:59 am

Barbara, this book is amazing! I think folks need to know that there is a whole lot more to being a Girl Scout than selling cookies. Daisy was truly a woman ahead of her time. Get it. Read it. You’ll be glad you did.

Barbara Younger March 15, 2012 at 4:00 am

“Will do,” she says, as she puts a thin mint in her mouth. I can’t resist them! But I know the Girl Scouts have a rich history and are definitely much more than cookies. I’m working on some PB bios myself, so it’s always great to check out one with excellent reviews.

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