Giveaway: For Girls Like You

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.

For Girls Like YouI 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!

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  1. This looks like a great magazine for my twin 8yr old daughters. They are adopted from China and LOVE to read. They also love to draw, dance, cook and do gymnastics. I would enjoy offering a magazine that is age appropriate and has a good variety of wholesome topics! 🙂

  2. Liked them on facebook as well.

  3. My girls are 9 and 10 years old. We homeschool, and they really do love to read and I know they would enjoy this magazine. They also love playing outside in the sunshine (that we are experiencing today. Yay!), jumping on the trampoline, and playing spies, as if they were Harriet the Spy. I love this age!

  4. Liked on Facebook and left a comment too!

  5. My 7 and 5 yr old daughters would love their own magazine. We are reading the Little House series right now and my 7 year old is almost done with “On the Banks of Plum Creek.”. She also adores taking care of her 6 chickens, playing with her two sisters, anything outdoors, and her Daisy Girl Scout activities. Thanks!

  6. I have three daughters in this age range. One is ten, and she’s a “tough girl.” Does’t like anything she considers “girly”, and loves creepy crawlies, anything outdoors, and competitive sports. She’s also an awesome artist! Then I there’s Anna, age 8, and Mihret (adopted from Ethiopia), age 7. They both love princesses and dress-ups, tea parties and crafts. We try hard to find diversity in toys, books, etc. around here, but it’s a challenge! We also have two boys, one from ET, but that’s another story! I’ve never heard of “For Girls Like You”, and it sounds great.

  7. I liked the magazine on Facebook!

  8. My littlest is 7. She likes to read about nature, recipes and she likes funny stories too.