March is Women’s History Month! To celebrate the incredible women who use Lulu, we’re featuring a selection from the Ladies of Lulu today. Enjoy these books by women creators and featuring a variety of themes.
Women’s History Month began as a national observance in the 1980s as Women’s History Week and grew into a month-long series of events to honor and recognize the variety of ways women have contributed to American history. These events also include International Women’s Day, a global day that began in 1911 and continues to inspire people to take action to advance gender parity. At Lulu, we are continually inspired by our very own President and COO, Kathy Hensgen. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment and we celebrate women in business every day.
The Ladies of Lulu
We’ve got a variety of books in a variety of genres to share today.
Crossing the Finish Line
by Addie Perkins WIlliamson, Ph.D
Addie Perkins Williamson is founder and CEO of Perkins Williamson Associates; a boutique organizational-development consulting firm that helps companies increase their operating effectiveness and efficiency, ensure high levels of employee engagement, and improve their overall global competitiveness. Prior to starting her own firm she was an executive at The Chase Manhattan Bank, Pfizer, Pepsi Cola and American Express.
The Drinking Woman’s Diet
by Wendy Narby
Do you love your wine but worry about your health and weight? This book is crammed full of ideas, advice from specialists, and tried and tested recommendations to help maintain your health without giving up your love of wine and fine food.
The book addresses these serious issues in a light-hearted way, through a lens of living in France and with a nod to how ‘French Women do it’. This is not so much a simple diet book as a fascinating lifestyle guide.
Beyond Every Wall
by Velma P. Scantlebury, M.D.
A remarkable journey in the life of young girl, born in Barbados, and her incredible stories as she struggled to become the first African American transplant surgeon in the United States. This book gives you a remarkable glimpse into the life and culture of Barbados. She takes us into the operating room where a transplant is being performed, as well as into her life as she journeys from a teenager in Brooklyn to overcoming the doubts and negativity that she encountered in her quest to become a surgeon. The struggles of advancing a career in a male dominated field are coupled with her personal struggles with depression, marriage and motherhood. As a role model and mentor, her story highlights possibilities for young girls whose dreams can become realities
How Not to Save the World
by Jessica Yinka Thomas
Remi Austin is a fundraiser for the African Peace Collaborative (APC), a conflict resolution nonprofit founded by her late mother. Frustrated by her inability to raise funds and faced with the imminent closure of the APC, Remi turns to a life of crime to keep her nonprofit afloat. From Sydney, to Tokyo, Geneva and Cape Town, Remi transforms from a fundraiser too shy to speak during staff meetings into a daring international art thief who must stop a war from breaking out and figure out how to save herself from a life behind bars. With the help of her best friend, a designer and inventor who creates gadget-packed gowns, Remi eludes a dashing insurance agent and a terrifying stalker, all while redistributing the wealth of the world, one work of art at a time.
Wiggle and Oink
By J.R. Poulter et al.
Two little piglet friends are very different. Sometimes their differences get in the way. Sometimes they discover they are not so different after all, especially when these two little boy pigs discover GIRLS!
A humorous picture book for early childhood and primary about learning to relate to the opposite gender!
I’ll Always Love You No Matter What
by Lynette Greenfield
Jaxon sees the world differently and loves to questions things that matter to him the most. Join Jaxon as he finds out what love means. This beautifully illustrated introduction to Autism celebrates the special characteristics of children on the spectrum.
Girls Who Colored Outside the Lines
by Summer Dawn Reyes
Growing up, we all have heroes — from cartoon characters that remind us of us, to famous people who’ve overcome the same challenges we face. But finding these heroes isn’t easy for everyone, especially young girls of color.
Thinking In Full Color is an arts and education organization focused on empowering women of color. For more information and to get involved, visit ThinkingInFullColor.com
You Do You Journal
by Andrea Robinson
A 90 day journal of learning to love yourself again by setting intention for the day with gratitude and goals. We can’t possibly send love to others when we don’t feel it about ourselves. My hope is this book helps set the tone for your day and becomes one of your favorite practices.
How I Look Journal
by By Nan Dellheim & Molly Dellheim
Newly revised fifth edition adds new material that resonated in the classroom! This research-based journal provides age-appropriate information on topics relevant to healthy development and self-acceptance including identity, stress, growth and development, media awareness, healthy lifestyle, self-talk, role models and clothing tips to improve body acceptance. Interspersed with thought-provoking journal prompts, inspirational quotes, and journal entries from a caring mentor, this heartfelt but lighthearted journal will empower girls during the vulnerable adolescent years.
Breath Big Live Big
by Tracye Warfield
Breathe Big Live Big is a self-help book for people who are ready to start, or restart, rocking the Awesome Life of their dreams right now!
In this how-to guide, inspiration expert and wellness industry leader Tracye Warfield offers 22 advice-filled chapters with her funny, at times poignant, inspiring real-life stories, tips, exercises, and takeaways on how to show up big and bold to each moment.
The Bipolar Diet
by Sarah Freeman
Is there a connection between food and mood? You bet there is!
For people with bipolar disorder, this connection is particularly important. We tend to have heightened sensitivity to unhealthy foods such as refined carbohydrates and saturated fats, and the more we eat these unwholesome foods, the more frequent and severe will be the moods swings that result.
21 Meals 63 Days
by Kaylie Johnson
A simple easy meal plan for busy people who like to eat healthily. One month of paleo, whole30, and plant-based recipes. Includes weekly shopping lists, daily nutritional information, and easy tasty recipes to keep you fueled and satisfied.
Books For The Kids
This additional selection of books is perfect for your kids. From adventure to education, these women authors bring stories your kids are sure to love.
Often Black parents grapple with the decision on when to talk with their young son about challenging topics such as racism or how to interact with authority figures. This book serves as a resource to help introduce these difficult topics, seeks to provide parents guidance on how to talk to their son, and offers ways to empower black boys.
There’s A Bear in My Closet
Max finds a bear in his closet, but no one in the house believes him. He must make a quick decision even though he is understandably terrified.
The Missing Oink
The Missing Oink is a pragmatic picture book about accepting change with grace, instead of defeat. This book is intended to facilitate conversations between parent/guardian and child (ren) about the feelings associated with uncomfortable situations and falls in the category of resilience literature.
Archiesaurus is a story packed with adventure and meaning that encourages children to build emotional resilience. It starts with Archie, a young boy who finds his dinosaur friend, Ruby, in his own backyard! They travel to a magical world where they face various challenges and find delicious rewards along the way. Most of all, Ruby discovers new things about herself in the most unlikely places with the help of Archie’s friendship, imagination and a wooden spoon.
What is Privilege?
What is Privilege?’ is an ABC book designed specifically for grown-ups and children to read together. We want to inspire little minds to make big changes! As you read through the book, you will encounter important social issues and societal concepts. We’ve taken these grown-up topics and broken them down so they can be easily understood by children! In these pages there are kid-friendly definitions, intriguing illustrations, and prompts/ideas for starting conversations.
The Great E8
E8 is Harriet and M15’s famous eaglet from the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam. This story will melt your heart as you read about its adventurous life growing up and the hardships it went through. You can’t help but fall in love with this brave eagle and will be cheering it on at the end. A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) on Sanibel Island, FL.
Animal Dads is a book based on real animal dads whose parenting skills are above all others in the animal kingdom. From seahorses to emperor penguins, readers will learn about how these animal dads are number one when raising their offspring. Ami Dobelle has had an extensive career at zoos and aquariums. She has studied animals and animal behavior for over twenty years. Ami is an experienced educator and animal trainer.
I Am Beautiful
I Am Beautiful empowers young people around the world that true beauty comes from who you are. Embrace and love your culture, individuality, and resilience.
We hope you found a book that makes you say “Wow” and inspires you to think about some of the amazing women in your life. Take a moment today and all throughout the month of March to reflect on the contributions of women around the world and the many vital roles they play, both large and small, in all of our lives.
Check out last year’s Ladies of Lulu for even more incredible women authors – 2018 Ladies of Lulu.