Girl power

Canadian Girls Who Rocked the World was recently featured in a list of books about real women and strong girls, on the 49th Shelf. I was all aflutter when I saw the cover.

At least once a week, though, I hear a story I wish could be retroactively included in the book. My most recent pick: “Ontario girl, 14, wins spot at international science fair for validating one of Isaac Newton’s key laws of physics.” Full story here.

You may not fully realize how amazing this is until you try, as I have, to find stories of kids who rocked the science world. People go to university, then become professors, then do years of research to figure this stuff out. And then they’re much too old to be GIRLS who rock!

So this week, Maya Burhanpurkar rocks my world.