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Author Boosts Girl Power!

Aug 13, 2012

Writer Shana Corey has a special message about her most recent book, Here Come the Girl Scouts!: “It was inspired by Girl Scouts like you, by the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, and by my mom who was a Girl Scout,” she says.

Shana was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, where she and her mother would frequently visit the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace. “My mom would tell me stories about campouts and s’mores, and sit-upons (something to sit on when camping outdoors),” Shana says. “The more she told me, the more I wanted to find out about the woman who started the Girl Scouts.”

Through Shana’s research, she discovered that Juliette “Daisy” Low came from a family of pioneers and possessed an adventurous spirit, so much so that she once snuck out of a dinner party to go fishing in her fancy evening gown! For Shana, what was most compelling about Daisy is that she wanted to make a difference in the world. Which is the kind of brave women Shana writes about in all her books, from a girl who followed a dream to play in the first-ever All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (Players in Pigtails) to a woman who swam the English Channel and later invented water ballet (Mermaid Queen).

Find out more about how Shana picks her subjects and writes her books on The Studio.