Friday, June 18, 2010

One Question Blog Tour Starring Lauren Baratz-Logsted!

I'm very excited to welcome Lauren Baratz-Logsted to my blog today! I'm participating in her one-question blog tour to promote her newest/upcoming releases The Education of Bet and Sister's Eight: Marcia's Madness.

What is one place in the world you would travel to in order to promote female education and why?

When I first saw this question, the obvious answer seemed to be somewhere like Pakistan or Sierra Leone, places where women simply cannot catch a break. But then I realized that unless someone else were to finance my travel, such a trip would never occur. So then I started thinking about what could really happen that wouldn't be a fantasy and that's when it hit me: if I could only choose one place in the world to promote female education, it would be in my own neighborhood.

I live in an area where there are lots of kids and over the
years, occasionally some of them will bring their homework to me. These are always girls whose parents can't help them for one reason or another. As we're working, I give mini pep talks about the importance of getting a good education and as much of it as possible. I explain that there's nothing wrong with being a ticket taker at the movies or a waitress or what-have-you if that's what a person chooses to be in life but that it's not so great if a person does work like that because the choices they've made in their own lives have left them with no other career options. The greater the education, the greater choice a person has over her own destiny. Oh, and I always tell the girls that the more education they have, the more likely they are to take over the world. You would be surprised how excited 10-year-old girls can get at the idea of ultimate power.

So I guess to answer your question, I would ke
ep doing what I've always done but in a more focused effort than what I do already.


Thanks so much, Lauren!

Click here to visit her website.


Also, be sure to check out the tour stops before and after me:

June 17: Julie: How would you define love?

June 21: Briana: If you had to spend the rest of your life in one location, where would it be and why?


  1. Great guest spot- and good question and answer! Thanks! I'll be sure to check her out!

  2. Awesome question...have you read The Education of Bet? The cover looks good.


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