Meet 30 girls whose unique and empowering stories model confidence in action. From Bali to Brazil, South Africa to Seattle, and Australia to Afghanistan, these girls took risks, doubted themselves, and sometimes failed. But they also hung in there when things got hard. As they pursued different goals—protesting contaminated water, advocating for inclusive books, making sure girls had access to sports equipment—they learned how to use the confidence they needed. With graphic novel strips, powerful photos, and engaging interviews, this inspiring collection will show readers that no matter who they are, nothing is impossible if they embrace their power as individuals and community members.
Katty and Claire will be joined in conversation with CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin.
Katty Kay and Claire Shipman are two friends and reporters who started writing books together eight years ago. Together, they wrote three books, Womenomics, The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know, and The Confidence Code for Girls: Taking Risks, Messing Up, & Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self. They’ve become passionate about getting their message about being powerful directly to girls. Katty is the Washington DC anchor for BBC World News America. Claire has been a TV reporter for CNN, NBC and ABC. Katty has one husband, four children, and a cat. Claire has one husband, two children, and too many dogs.
Brooke Baldwin is a Peabody Award finalist who anchors the 3 - 4 p.m. edition of CNN Newsroom. She is also the creator and host of CNN's Digital series "American Woman" which focuses on the stories of trailblazing women who have broken barriers in their respective fields and are now helping other women do the same. In addition to her reporting, Baldwin is also an author— her first book, Huddle: How Women Unlock Their Collective Power, is set to release April 2021.
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