March is Women’s History Month! To celebrate the incredible women who use Lulu, we’re featuring a dozen Ladies of Lulu today. Enjoy these books by women creators and featuring a variety of themes.
Women’s History Month began as a national observance in the 1980s as Women’s History Week and grew into a month-long series of events to honor and recognize the variety of ways women have contributed to American history. These events also include International Women’s Day, a global day that began in 1911 and continues to inspire people to take action to advance gender parity. At Lulu, we are inspired daily by our very own President and COO, Kathy Hensgen. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment and we celebrate women in business every day.
The Ladies of Lulu
We’ve got a variety of books in a variety of genres to share today.
Crossing the Finish Line: Getting to the Top and Staying There
An essential guide to accelerating your career, getting to the highest levels of your organization—and staying there. Addie Perkins Williamson is founder and CEO of Perkins Williamson Associates; a boutique organizational-development consulting firm that helps companies increase their operating effectiveness and efficiency, ensure high levels of employee engagement, and improve their overall global competitiveness. Prior to starting her own firm she was an executive at The Chase Manhattan Bank, Pfizer, Pepsi Cola and American Express.
The Drinking Woman’s Diet: A Liver-Friendly Lifestyle Guide
Do you love your wine but worry about your health and weight? This book is crammed full of ideas, advice from specialists, and tried and tested recommendations to help maintain your health without giving up your love of wine and fine food. The book addresses these serious issues in a light-hearted way, through a lens of living in France and with a nod to how ‘French Women do it’. This is not so much a simple diet book as a fascinating lifestyle guide.
Beyond Every Wall
A remarkable journey in the life of young girl, born in Barbados, and her incredible stories as she struggled to become the first African American transplant surgeon in the United States. This book gives you a remarkable glimpse into the life and culture of Barbados. She takes us into the operating room where a transplant is being performed, as well as into her life as she journeys from a teenager in Brooklyn to overcoming the doubts and negativity that she encountered in her quest to become a surgeon. The struggles of advancing a career in a male dominated field are coupled with her personal struggles with depression, marriage and motherhood. As a role model and mentor, her story highlights possibilities for young girls whose dreams can become realities
How Not to Save the World
Remi Austin is a fundraiser for the African Peace Collaborative (APC), a conflict resolution nonprofit founded by her late mother. Frustrated by her inability to raise funds and faced with the imminent closure of the APC, Remi turns to a life of crime to keep her nonprofit afloat. From Sydney, to Tokyo, Geneva and Cape Town, Remi transforms from a fundraiser too shy to speak during staff meetings into a daring international art thief who must stop a war from breaking out and figure out how to save herself from a life behind bars. With the help of her best friend, a designer and inventor who creates gadget-packed gowns, Remi eludes a dashing insurance agent and a terrifying stalker, all while redistributing the wealth of the world, one work of art at a time.
Wiggle and Oink
Two little piglet friends are very different. Sometimes their differences get in the way. Sometimes they discover they are not so different after all, especially when these two little boy pigs discover GIRLS! A humorous picture book for early childhood and primary about learning to relate to the opposite gender! “Jennifer Poulter has written a charming little picture book that explores friendship and being unique. Interestingly, she has approached the interactions with the opposite sex from a boys perspective, showing that it’s ok to show your feelings if you are a boy. A cute little book that all children are sure to enjoy.” Bianca Thorburn, Teacher-Librarian | Experienced Senior Teacher| B. Ed – Secondary | M. Ed. –
I’ll Always Love You No Matter What
Jaxon sees the world differently and loves to questions things that matter to him the most. Join Jaxon as he finds out what love means. This beautifully illustrated introduction to Autism celebrates the special characteristics of children on the spectrum.
Girls Who Colored Outside the Lines
Growing up, we all have heroes — from cartoon characters that remind us of us, to famous people who’ve overcome the same challenges we face. But finding these heroes isn’t easy for everyone, especially young girls of color. That’s why we made Girls Who Colored Outside the Lines, a coloring book featuring groundbreaking women of color. We want to tell a dozen stories and inspire hundreds of girls. By giving young women of color positive role models who look like them, we help them visualize a world where they become heroes, too. Our pages pay tribute to Maya Angelou, Pura Belpré, Angela Davis, Katherine Johnson, Rita Moreno, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Mithali Raj, Naoko Takeuchi, Kara Walker, Anna May Wong, Holly Woodlawn and Malala Yousafzai! ABOUT THINKING IN FULL COLOR Thinking In Full Color is an arts and education organization focused on empowering women of color. For more information and to get involved, visit ThinkingInFullColor.com
You Do You Journal
A 90 day journal of learning to love yourself again by setting intention for the day with gratitude and goals. We can’t possibly send love to others when we don’t feel it about ourselves. My hope is this book helps set the tone for your day and becomes one of your favorite practices.
How I Look Journal
Newly revised fifth edition adds new material that resonated in the classroom! This research-based journal provides age-appropriate information on topics relevant to healthy development and self-acceptance including identity, stress, growth and development, media awareness, healthy lifestyle, self-talk, role models and clothing tips to improve body acceptance. Interspersed with thought-provoking journal prompts, inspirational quotes, and journal entries from a caring mentor, this heartfelt but lighthearted journal will empower girls during the vulnerable adolescent years. Can be used in the classroom with companion lessons or by individual girls. Girl tested; teacher, school counselor, and mom approved! “This is a valuable tool for girls of all ages that provides techniques to build lasting self-esteem. This journal encourages healthy creativity and self-reflection and is a great gift for aspiring writers and teens alike!” Jess Weiner, Author and Self-Esteem Expert.
Breathe Big Live Big “A Starter Guide For Your Awesome Life”
Breathe Big Live Big is a self-help book for people who are ready to start, or restart, rocking the Awesome Life of their dreams right now! In this how-to guide, inspiration expert and wellness industry leader Tracye Warfield offers 22 advice-filled chapters with her funny, at times poignant, inspiring real-life stories, tips, exercises, and takeaways on how to show up big and bold to each moment.
The Bipolar Diet: Managing Mood, Food and Weight
The Bipolar Diet: Managing Mood, Food and Weight
21 Meals 63 Days: An Easy Paleo Whole30 Meal Plan
21 Days 63 Meals: An Easy Paleo Whole30 Meal Plan A simple easy meal plan for busy people who like to eat healthy. One month of paleo, whole30, and plant based recipes. Includes weekly shopping lists, daily nutritional information, and easy tasty recipes to keep you fueled and satisfied. WHAT’S INCLUDED? 63 original recipes 3 shopping lists Bonus snack list Daily nutritional data Week-by-week meal plans Meal prep tips and tricks Fast and easy recipes! Photos with every recipe The week off from meal planning!
We hope you found a book that makes you say “Wow” and inspires you to think about some of the amazing women in your life. Take a moment today and all throughout the month of March to reflect on the contributions of women around the world and the many vital roles they play, both large and small, in all of our lives.
Check out last year’s Ladies of Lulu for even more incredible women authors – 2018 Ladies of Lulu.
Paul is the Senior Copywriter at Lulu, writing weekly blog posts and helping guide content for the company’s marketing. When he’s not deeply entrenched in the publishing and print-on-demand world, he likes to hike the scenic North Carolina landscape, read, sample the fanciest micro-brewed beer, and collect fountain pens. Paul is a dog person, but considers himself cat tolerant.