Being a mother of an 8 year girl, I try to empower her with girl power. It’s not easy being a little girl, and being an little girl of color can really be emotionally difficult at times. When I was coming up, I was fortunate to have such a dynamic and powerful woman like my mother raising me—she gave me encouragement and nourished my self esteem. I never felt less than anyone else, and I always felt that I was a big deal. I hope that I am raising my daughter the same way.
Author Daree Allen understands that growing up for a girl can be an awkward and confusing time. We all don’t have the tools as parents to give our girls, and Daree’s book, What’s Wrong with Me? A girl’s book of lessons learned, inspiration and advice helps fill that void by giving our girls a lesson plan for growth and empowerment.
What’s Wrong with Me touches on everything from hair textures to weight to media’s perception of black girls, bullying, sex, church, religion, and so much more. It’s a wonderful guide for young girls, something I wish I had coming up.
Daree has been an online friend of mine for sometime, and I was pleasantly surprised when she asked me to review her book. I read the book from cover to cover in a few hours when I first received it, and was so proud of her for writing this book.
I happily suggest this book to any parent raising a young girl or young woman looking for direction and growth.
You can purchase What’s Wrong with Me? and learn more about its author, Daree Allen, by visiting her website. DareeAllen.com.
Aisha G of HartlynKids says
Awesome – this looks like a great book. My daughter is not 3 yet but it is never to early to start teaching this stuff.