We are Priscilla and Shawn Tan! Our two-year-old daughter, Andrea, is the love of our life. Like all parents, we believe our daughter should grow up knowing that she can be anything she wants to be. We wanted to inspire Andrea with children's books about modern female role models. We were disappointed; there are so many awesome women, but so few good age-appropriate books. Andrea deserved better. We took the plunge and decided to write them ourselves.
To inspire young girls to be anything they want to be, the Awesome Women Series pays tribute to female role models for young girls to admire and emulate. We emphasize important character traits that these female role models exemplified; success traits like grit, courage, resilience, optimism, perseverance, curiosity, strength and conscientiousness. Most importantly, we want to associate these success traits with being a girl.
The Awesome Women Series will provide a comprehensive sample of female role models for young girls to pick from. Each box set will focus on a particular category of female role models. Our first box set focuses on female Leaders (in government, politics, and international organizations) who made a positive impact on society. Watch this space because our future box sets will focus on other exciting categories like Entrepreneurs, Activists, Artists, STEM-ists, and Sportswomen.
We want to inculcate in Andrea the value of giving back to the community. We believe all of us need to work together to build a brighter future for our little girls. To play our part, we will be donating a portion of our proceeds to charities that support girls’ education and women empowerment.
One of the charities that we have identified is Room to Read, a global non-profit organization for improving literacy and gender equality in education in low-income communities around the world. Find out more about their programs here!
“The fire of literacy is created by the sparks between a child, a book, and the person reading.” – Mem Fox
As we raise the next generation of young women, there is no better time than now to teach our little girls that there are no limits to what they can achieve!