April 9, 2010

The Cinderella Society Contest!

I'm sure many (if not all) of you have heard about Kay Cassidy's soon-to-be released book The Cinderella Society.  When I first started seeing this book I jumped to the conclusion it was another "princess" book.  I learned I was completely wrong.  Instead it's a book about girl empowerment! As a 7th grade teacher I'm aware of the need for this type of book.  The more books I can hand to my 7th grade girls that show strong girl characters - the better it is.  I want them to have that kind of role model. 

Well......I was lucky enough to get in on a great blog tour and giveaway for this book. It is being hosted by Daisy Whitney author of The Mockingbirds.  She loves the message in The Cinderella Society and wanted to promote it. This contest is a bit different than others you might have seen.  Here's how Daisy explains it on her blog:

The contest is designed to celebrate the the theme of the book so we’ll be inviting blog readers (and anyone!) to share a story/line/quote/thought about what it means to be empowered as a teenage girl. Each blogger will pick a winner for her blog and when the book releases I’ll send a copy of the book to each blog’s winner. Then the eight of us will pick a grand prize winner at the end who’ll receive a signed copy from Kay as well as a The Cinderella Society swag bag! And I’ll also make a $100 donation to Girls Inc. in the name of the grand prize winner. (Kay is a big supporter of Girls Inc.)

To enter this contest you'll need to share your example/story of "girl empowerment". This could be something you've read about, heard about or exprerienced yourself or it could be a quote/line/poem etc.  Anything that you think shows girl empowerment. I would define "girl empowerment" as any time a girl does something positive for themselves or for others. Here's my example - at our school talent show these three girls got up in front of the whole school and performed a song.  We are talking 800+ kids! What a moment of strength for them! You have to understand - these weren't the type of girls that are always being noticed.  These were quiet more shy girls! It took a lot of courage and a lot of "girl power"! :)

Fill out the form below.  The winner will be pick at random, but then entered in the final contest for the grand prize.

I'll be getting a copy of the ARC soon, so watch for my review!


  1. Fantastic idea! But for some reason I'm drawing a blank.

  2. I don't understand what it means by "Girl Empowerment" Like, how girls are tough and strong? Or how girls get taken over by other people?

  3. I added an example - hope that helps!!!

  4. I linked to this post on my blog today :) Happy Friday!

  5. Thanks for the opportunity to share a great "girl" story!