AUGUST

Sasha Tech Savvy Loves to Code by Sasha Ariel

Sasha Savvy, is a super smart 10-year old girl, who lives in Washington, DC. Sasha must choose which class to take for summer camp. Her mom discovers that the camp is offering a new class for girls on how to code. Sasha thinks this will be boring and doesn’t believe that she is good at computer stuff. Despite this, she decides to give it a chance and convinces her best friends Gabby Reyes and Ashley Webster, to attend the coding camp with her. Sasha’s mom, a Software Developer, gives her a unique formula to help her remember how to code but will it be enough to get her through a challenging first day of camp with bugs everywhere, computing errors, that is.

JULY

Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo

Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls is a collection of illustrated bedtime stories about the life of remarkable women leaders who have remained resilient in the face of adversity. From Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Frida Kahlo, this children’s book teaches and inspires young children to believe in themselves and to strive for nothing less than excellence.

Wangari Maathai: The Woman who planted trees by Frank Prevot

This illustrated biography by Frank Prevot highlights the life of Wangari Maathai, an environmental political activist, professor, and Nobel Prize Laureate. After studying abroad in the United States for two years, Maathai returned to her home country of Kenya where she started the Green Belt Movement. She believed that the greatest detriment to Kenya was the development of cities at the cost of the natural environment. Maathai dedicated her life towards educating others on the importance of protecting the environment and encouraging them to plant trees across the country.