Twelve years ago, our father disappeared from Enchanted College of Oceania. We need your help. Are you in?
AP Biology. Ballet. Lacrosse. Capture Ghosts. Find Father.
BREAKING NEWS! At the age of just 17, Malala is the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Calling All FOODIES! Taste of State is an awesome online recipe exchange that you’ve got to check out! Share your recipes and food photos with the hashtag #TasteOfState, and then scroll through the tag on social media to find incredible recipes from around the world!
We found a pretty sweet lemon cake and Iraqi bread recipe that we cannot wait to bake and devour. Now we need to figure out which recipes we should share to help people around the world get to know the foodie side of our hometown, Washington D.C.!
Day of the Girl celebrations, events, and activities are starting! How can we help empower girls around the world? Join the U.S. Department of State’s October 9th Google Hangout at 7:30 am ET! U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues Cathy Russell and girls from around the world will discuss challenges and opportunities to empower adolescent girls to achieve their full potential!
Want to join the conversation? Use the hashtag #DayoftheGirl to join the conversation on social media. This year’s United Nations #DayoftheGirl theme focuses on empowering girls and ending cycles of violence. Learn more here.
Tune in tonight at 10pm ET!
It’s a tricky thing, success. How do you write a book to follow your own breakout novel, a title that leapt off shelves and became a phenomenon? That’s a good problem to have, but a challenge nonetheless.
Are you ready for #YALI2015? If you have friends in Africa, spread the word! Don’t miss the chance to be part of the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders!
We’re at FloFest! This is one of our last book events this summer, and we’ve brought our first CTBT Diversity Matters cards!
Drop by FloFest DC and say hi! 😊
We’re headed to Comic-Con 2014! Couldn’t be more excited! YAY!
"Climb Every Mountain" isn’t just a song for these fearless ladies in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)! Secretary of State John Kerry met with seven mountain climbers from Nepal who are visiting Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles from July 16 to 23 to promote women’s empowerment, education, and environmental awareness.
On June 24, the all-women team climbed Mt. Denali (McKinley) in Alaska. They have reached the top of six of the seven summits of the highest mountains on each of the seven continents! So what’s left for them to conquer? Antarctica’s mighty Mount Vinson! Their goal is to become the first all-female team to climb the highest mountain on each continent.
Since 2008, the Seven Summits Women have visited more than 200 schools in Nepal, Australia, Russia, Tanzania, Argentina, and the United States, and engaged hundreds of local women in outdoor activities with the goal of inspiring them to participate in activities traditionally considered off-limits to women.
Are you inspired? We certainly are! This story left us speechless, and we couldn’t be prouder to welcome these seven ladies into our phenomenal exchange alumni community! Share this awesome news with your alumni communities to inspire even more people with their story!
Seven Summits Women totally deserve a shoutout, this is awesome! They are inspiring Mighty Girls around the world!
Happy Fourth of July #Echoes! Today is America’s birthday AND Malia Obama’s birthday! Turning 16 on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is pretty spectacular and we’d like to wish her the happiest of Sweet Sixteens!
She has grown up in front of the world, and we are very proud of the darling young lady and shining example she is for young girls everywhere.
Diverse, culturally authentic materials in library collections allow all children to meet people like themselves and develop an appreciation for the beauty of their culture and the cultures of others.
The Importance of Diversity in Library Programs and Material Collections for Children, by Jamie Campbell Naidoo, PhD, April 5, 2014