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Great Book Applauding the Achievement of Girls

This week, I applaud Janet Rose’s wonderful book, Girls Succeed! Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women.


Empowering girls to Dream Big!


Now available as print or digital, here’s the details:

Book Blurb

Discover the inspiring stories of sixteen contemporary women who had ambitious dreams when they were girls.

Find out how they made those dreams come true!

Readers cheer for these amazing women when they follow their lives to discover how they overcome obstacles and crash through barriers to complete their goals. Learn about their workday and the achievements in their chosen careers.

Girls Succeed: Stories Behind the Careers of Succesful Women includes stories about 21st-century women who have discovered cures to stamp out disease, made people laugh, earned Olympic and Paralympic gold medals and crossed the country behind the wheel of an 18-wheel semi-truck and more. Meet the people who mentored these dreamers and helped them to negotiate the curves and bumps along the way.

With resources related to the occupation, girls can dive deeply into the career and the woman’s life. The accompanying quotes inspire girls to work toward making their dream careers come true.

The Girls Succeed Reader’s Guide, included in this book, suggests project and discussion ideas for classroom teachers and home-school educators to expand on themes covered in the book.

Author J.Q. Rose uses her experience as a classroom teacher and her storytelling skills as an author to inspire girls to dream big!

A Review

by Sandra Cox

This book was just wonderful and very motivating. It shows young women they can become anything they want. What was really fun about these motivational stories, the women didn’t have the typical nine to five jobs and included a horse trainer, an Olympic winner, a personal chef and so on. Girls from nine to ninety will love this book and feel inspired. Highly recommend.


Horse trainer, competitive dressage rider

World and national champion cyclist

Children’s book author and artist

Medical Doctor

Cooking Professional

Technology expert and filmmaker

Christian minister


Medical scientist

Olympics gold medalist in women’s ice hockey

Semi-truck driver


Social worker


Professional Clown


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Whether the story is fiction or non-fiction, J.Q. Rose is “focused on story.”  She offers readers chills, giggles and quirky characters woven within the pages of her mystery novels. Her published mysteries are Deadly Undertaking, Terror on Sunshine Boulevard and Dangerous Sanctuary released by Books We Love Publishing.

Using her storytelling skills, she provides entertainment and information in articles featured in books, magazines, newspapers, and online magazines. With her non-fiction book for girls, Girls Succeed! Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women, she returned to her first love, writing about real people. J.Q. taught elementary school for several years and never lost the love for teaching passed down from her teacher grandmother and mother. She satisfies that aspect of her character by presenting workshops on Creative Writing and Writing Your Life Story and creating a book for life storytelling, Your Words, Your Life Story, based on her workshops. JQ decided to take the advice she gives to her workshop participants to sit down and write their stories. BWL Publishing released her memoir, Arranging a Dream, in January 2021.

Blogging, photography, Pegs and Jokers board games, and travel are the things that keep her out of trouble. She and her husband spend winters in Florida and summers up north with their two daughters, two sons-in-law,  four grandsons, one granddaughter, two grand dogs, four grand cats, and one great-grand bearded dragon.

Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular prehistoric fiction saga, Man vs. Nature which explores seminal events in man’s evolution one trilogy at a time. She is also the author of the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers and Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. Her non-fiction includes over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, reviews as an Amazon Vine Voice,  a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Natural Selection, Winter 2022.


65 thoughts on “Great Book Applauding the Achievement of Girls

  1. Thank you so much, Jacqui, for featuring Girls Succeed! And big thank yous to all of you for your supportive and thoughtful comments and for Jacqui replying to each one!
    Unfortunately, our area suffered a dangerous storm, not a tornado, but straight-line winds on Tuesday evening. With the loss of power, I had no electricity or Internet service. We had no property damage, but we had trees and branches down in the backyard. We were back online on Friday, with just enough time to get the laundry done and packed to leave on Saturday for vacation. So that is my long explanation of why I am so tardy in replying to you. Your comments have lifted my spirits and renewed my determination to get this book out into the hands of girls (readers of any age–even boys! LOL) Because these inspiring women trusted me to tell their stories, I felt grateful and honored.

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  2. Hi Jacqui – thanks for this … JQ has definitely written an inspirational book for many – especially for youngsters – knowing what can be achieved. I too was going to mention the range of careers – as per Norah – the book will also encourage parents, guardians, teachers etc to keep copies available to encourage others … that things can happen. Excellent to know about – cheers Hilary

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  3. Yeah! Jacqui, what a terrific book and one that should be shared widely! In the late ’80s I remember telling my career tutor at school that I wanted to write and initially go into journalism. She looked totally blank, asked why but then didn’t wait for an answer and told me to go! This sounds so inspiring! (PS. Luckily my mother gave me oodles of encouragement and practical support / advice!)

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  4. This is fantastic! I think you know by now, I’m all about role models. Girls, like guys, need to see that it can be done, and what better way than to look at someone who has done it? I especially like that the career choices are so diverse.

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