For Girls Like You is a magazine written for girls age 6-11, and shares stories about interesting places, positive role models, and creative projects, without the negative imagery and advertising that often appears in mainstream entertainment. The creators want this new magazine to entertain and inform young girls in a God-honoring way. Each issue features many opportunities (called Sprinkles) where they ask girls to contribute their own thoughts and ideas.
I was sent two issues of this new magazine, as well as a copy of their ‘maga-book’ which features lots more stories, crafts, writing prompts, and activities. My 8 and 10 year old daughters have been poring over the magazines ever since they arrived a few days ago, and have really enjoyed the various features and stories about people. My teen daughters have also spent some time checking the magazine out.
I love that the magazine features girls of every color in a very balanced way. Too often magazines feature endless blonde white girls, with a light brown girl tossed in there every now and then as a nod towards folks who aren’t pale-skinned. My girls especially enjoyed the feature about Jamie-Grace, who is one of their favorite singers.
This week I’m giving away a one-year subscription to For Girls Like You to one of my readers. Enter the drawing by commenting below and telling me a little about the girl you’d like to give this magazine to– what does she like to read about? What kinds of activities does she like to do? (I’m sure the editors of For Girls Like You would love ideas for future issues!) If you’d like an additional entry to this giveaway, go ‘like’ For Girls Like You on Facebook then come back here and comment AGAIN, telling me you liked them. Bonus points if you write on their wall and tell them where you heard about their magazine!
I’ll choose a winner on Friday!