September 24, 2018 is now known as “Strong is the New Pretty Day” in Roswell. Mayor Lori Henry issued a proclamation recognizing this special day at the second regularly scheduled Mayor and Council Meeting this month.
“Strong is the New Pretty” is an international bestseller by author, Roswell resident and mother of two girls, Kate T. Parker. The book, which can be found in over 35 countries and 10 languages, showcases young girls just as they are: “loud, messy, silly, fearless, independent, confident and fierce.” The book was published in March 2017 and Parker is working on three follow-up books to be released between this year and 2020.
Over 30 girls were recognized alongside Parker at Monday’s meeting. “This day was so special! It was an honor for me to see these girls celebrated. They were so proud of themselves, and this is the message I wanted to portray in the book,” said Parker.
The book’s images have been embraced from Bangalore to Boston and Atlanta to Australia. It has been featured on CNN, The Today Show, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls at the Party, Zooey Deschanel’s Hello Giggles, Buzzfeed, Mashable, The Washington Post, A Mighty Girl, Lean In, The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Vanity Fair, Glamour, The Daily Mail, The New Zealand Herald and a host of others.
For more information on Kate T. Parker or her book, please visit www.katetparker.com.