- Title : You Can Be - A book for little girls
- Author : Anu Chitrapu
- Illustrated by Sona & Jacob
- Creative Advisor : Mala Chinnappa
- Publisher : Nyrvaana
- ISBN : 9781737086970
About The Book
In February 2020, I visited a remote migrant settlement in Gujarat, India through the Learning and Migration Program (LAMP) from American India Foundation (AIF).
I saw little girls crowded into classrooms with hope shining in their eyes. One girl, Ezra, was all smiles and excited to meet us. When I asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up, she kept smiling but did not answer, maybe because she did not know what the options were.
I realized the value of showing little girls examples of accomplished women who look just like them and who have achieved success in professions that were considered unsuitable, or even impossible, for women.
That's why I created this book. Of the many professions where women are under-represented, I picked just a few.
I want all little girls around the world to know this: the glass ceiling has been shattered and the sky is no longer the limit!
About The Author
Anu Chitrapu is a financial services executive and a champion for women, both inside and outside the workplace. Women empowerment, eliminating gender based violence, education for girls and protecting the environment are causes that Anu is passionate about. Anu is originally from Chennai and lives in Boston, USA. She holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.
"All profits from the sale of this book will be used to provide the book to underprivileged girls at no cost."
A great guide/ starter book for girl children to learn about accomplished women. The illustrations are very endearing for the kids.
A very useful book for little girl children who can draw inspiration from the achievers.
A very neatly crafted book for girl children to learn about women achievers and make a wise choice in career and good future. Kudos to the author and everyone who worked on creating this gem.