Strong Girls Read Strong Books

Girls served by the Strong Girls Read Strong Books program are students at one of the lowest academically performing elementary schools in Iowa City. Seventy-seven percent of the children at this school are from low-income families and represent a diversity of ethnic and racial backgrounds. In this weekly, free after-school program 4th-6th grade girls read and discuss quality multicultural books with strong female protagonists, keep journals, meet female community leaders and authors, and take field trips. Strong Girls Read Strong Books provides the means for girls to see themselves as readers, thoughtful decision-makers, and leaders.