Because I Love Her: 34 Women Writers Reflect on the Mother-Daughter Bond by Maria Rowan

Ever read one of those book or film reviews and think “That review is as much about the reviewer as anything else.” This is one of those reviews, but then as the mother of a daughter and the daughter of a mother, it would be dishonest to say I could approach Andrea N. Richesin’s Because I Love Her: 34 Women Writers Reflect on the Mother-Daughter Bond any other way.

The Daring Book for Girls: Review by Susan Presley & M1

Susan: I've always liked reference books (I am, after all a librarian). When I was growing up, one of my favorite books was the Girl Guides Handbook (when we were in Canada) & later the Girl Scouts Handbook. I went back & read those even after I stopped doing the scouting thing. They were nice reference for all sorts of random things that struck my fancy & I could sit down & read a little bit then wander off to play & use what I just learned about (or not). The Daring Book for Girls is very reminiscent of those books for me... and so much more. The authors have done a great job of covering all sorts of interesting things from princess & queens to Robert's Rules of Order, the origins of basketball & softball, how to read palms, & all sorts of other things. There's something here to appeal to almost every girl. Even if everything doesn't appeal, at least it provides exposure -- I wish I'd known about Robert's Rules of Order before my second year of college. In retrospect, it seems like something I should have come across before then one way or another, but somehow I managed to be completely oblivious.

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