This text is an anthology that covers a breadth of topics, but it does so well in manageable bites. It encompasses shifting family dynamics, issues of loneliness and sibling rivalry, facing expectations and challenges, family history, and self-esteem; the anthology deftly addresses issues that are omnipresent in a girl’s world. What we particularly love is the diversity being depicted. With minority voices present, the text encourages and empowers all girls. It does so through a variety of styles and stories, but all with powerful and positive messages, reflecting a young girl’s challenges. It’s not the status quo princess stories; rather, a great way to catalyze conversations that are universally experienced in stories that are truly enjoyable. https://www.amazon.com/5-Minute-Stories-Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt/dp/0544339258