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Book Review: The Handbook by Jim Benton ~ @debater4theWin

ENTER TO WIN THE BOOK HERE!      Contest ends Nov 15, 2017 so enter as many times as you want. The more entries you have the better chances of winning! A random drawing determines the winner!   READ ANOTHER BOOK REVIEW Here is my book review the new book, 'The Handbook' by  Jim Benton Review written by our Miss O Intern @debater4thewin "I really enjoyed The Handbook by Jim Benton. It was action packed and funny. My favorite characters are probably all the main characters. Mike always makes me laugh and reminds me of one of my friends. Jack is hilarious. His smart-aleck responses are very comical. Maggie is very relatable, she sometimes reminds me of myself. I would recommend this book to many people who are looking for a book with a combination of mystery, laughter, and expression family love (without making it too cheesy). I definitely like this book and cannot wait to read more from Jim Benton!" ~Keona  If you want to buy the book click 'The Handbook'.    

By |November 2nd, 2017|Books|

How a Teenager Turned Doodles into a Successful Business

At age 16, Juliette Brindak started a popular tween website called Miss O and Friends. Then she learned the hard way that there are ups and downs not just to growing up but also to growing a business. While traveling home from a family vacation, Juliette Brindak, age 10 at the time, entertained herself by drawing pictures of her 5-year-old sister Olivia and her friends, whom she referred to as “the cool girls.” Those drawings would become the inspiration for Miss O and Friends, a website that Brindak launched in 2005, and where, today, some 1 million girls go each month to find a sense of community on its thriving message boards. On Miss O and Friends, girls “socialize, play, create, exchange ideas and compare experiences,” through games, articles and more, says Brindak. The site also offers programs that let girls enter fashion design contests and gain internship opportunities. “Our main goal is to provide a safe place online to empower girls, so they can realize that they aren’t alone, and that they don’t have to grow up too fast,” she says. That formula made for a flourishing website during its first few years — until 2014 when a major site renovation brought major trouble. Amid a mismanaged transition, Miss O and Friends’ traffic plummeted from a peak of 3 million monthly visitors to one-third that number. “It was definitely frustrating, but I was confident those views would go back up,” Brindak says. Shooting for the Stars Brindak, who is now 28 and a recent newlywed, remembers all too well how it felt to

Happy International Womens Day

Happy International Womens Day to this group of incredible women! Miss O and Friends has a new YouTube Red Series coming out this Spring, called Hyperlinked, which was created by a mother-daughter duo, Hermine Brindak and Juliette Brindak Blake, written by two women, Rachel Specter and Audrey Wauchope, directed by two women, Amy French and Kimmy Gatewood, produced by Amy Laslett along with more females than we can count! Supported by amazing advisors like BlackGirlsCode, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media & Rosalind Wiseman's Cultures of Dignity,  and stars the incredible girls from L2M! AND... the show is all about girl power, girl friendships and girls who use STEM to code a website to help other girls because girls and women should be celebrated EVERYDAY!!#HyperlinkedSeries

Queen of Katwe Movie Review & Giveaway

Disney’s “Queen of Katwe,” the inspirational journey of a young girl from the streets of Uganda to world-class chess player. This movie has earned widespread critical acclaim, including a 93% Certified Fresh critics consensus on Rotten Tomatoes. The triumphant film, which is based on a true story, is now available on our Winitz Auction until Feb 14th. Use your points and bid on this wonderful film!   The in-home release of “Queen of Katwe” takes viewers behind-the-scenes with filmmakers, as well as the cast and their real-life counterparts, through extensive bonus features, including a three-part documentary highlighting the amazing personal stories behind the film; audio commentary by director Mira Nair (“Salaam Bombay!,” “Mississippi Masala,” “Monsoon Wedding”); a short film by Nair depicting the life of Robert Katende; in-studio access to 15-time GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist Alicia Keys during the creation of her new original song “Back to Life;” deleted scenes; and more.  “Queen of Katwe” is based on the vibrant true story of a young girl (Madina Nalwanga) from the streets of Uganda whose world changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. It is a remarkable story of perseverance against all odds that will leave viewers feeling humbled and inspired.  According to director Mira Nair, “The triumph of the human spirit is not to weep for what we don’t have but to focus on what we do have and

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all! It's that time of year again, the time to welcome in the New Year! Another year gone, and new one is about to begin!  Big thanks to all of our Miss O and Friends members who have continued to make this site a great place for girls to play online all the time!  We couldn't do it without you! We here at Miss O, wish everyone a very, very happy, healthy and wonderful 2017. May all your dreams come true!!