I was thrilled to hear her say that she enjoyed these comic books. In college I was in the STEMS program. I truly believe that a comic book like Purple & Nine would help girls to consider a field in STEMS. Since this book is geared towards girls ages 8-12, I asked my daughter to give me a quick review of the books.
My daughter wrote:
"The comic book, Purple and Nine, is very educational and has made me consider the technology and science field. When people need help, Purple and Nine put people before themselves and do everything they can to solve their issue. When trying to solve the issue, it takes a lot of science and technology like the Gravitylight and the Luminad. The solutions to the problems are healthy to the Earth and help prevent later problems in the future.
In both books the problems were realistic. They could actually happen. Purple and Nine set out to solve those issues to help people. They are both good role models to kids my age and show that anyone can make a difference.
I think kids my age would enjoy this book. It has a good message and makes kids think about other places or people in the world and their town or city. Purple and Nine is a very good comic and is a good choice for kids my age to read. It was a fun read. "
As a mother of two girls, I believe that girls need positive encouragement towards their future goals. I believe that this comic will definitely help girls out there to pursue their goals in STEM after reading Purple and Nine. At least my daughter was persuaded by it after reading the comics. Two thumbs up from me.
If your girls are interested in reading Purple and Nine’s first 3 issues, they are available for a purchase via http://www.ganglysister.com/comics/
You can also watch Purple and Nine's cartoon episode on youtube: https://youtu.be/hz747Z50cg0
Happy Reading Everyone!
Please read the press release for more information about Purple and Nine below:
Purple and Nine, a comic about two girls who solve problems through tech, releases first 3 issues today
Las Vegas, Nevada, October 15, 2015: Gangly Sister announces the release of Purple and Nine, a comic book featuring non-geeks who love science and technology. The mission of Gangly Sister is to encourage girls in STEM and to transform how girls are portrayed in the media.
“Everybody knows that if you dress fashionably, you can’t be that smart,” said CEO Rebecca Rachmany when interviewed from her home office, to which she regularly wears gym clothes. “We wanted to do something ridiculous—like having girls who enjoy inventing things, and having characters who are intelligent and also have great social skills.”
The comics themselves are outrageous. There’s no violence or sex in any of them. The 10-year-old characters are neither frighteningly thin, nor do they have large bosoms. The characters are also oddly multi-dimensional and don’t fall into categories children relate to like “mean girl,” “geek”, “popular kid”, “jock”, or “social reject”.
Rather the characters, two girls named Purple and Nine, spend most of their time trying to figure out how to help their fellow classmates using a variety of technologies, most of which really exist. Unlike dumbed-down science programs to show girls they “can do it”, the comic books are somewhat sophisticated, assuming that children of both genders have fully functional brains.
“How many princess stories can you read?” asks protagonist Nine Helix. “And why don’t any of the girls in books and movies have a best friend? It’s just weird. Purple and I decided even we could write a better comic book than the ones where they go shopping and get a boyfriend. Yuk.”
“Actually, this was just another one of Nine’s crazy ideas,” claims Purple Isosceles, Nine’s best friend. “When Nine’s mouth opens, which is often, it usually means I’m going to do some big robotics project and Ferret is going to make a mess, filing my room with every technology known to man. Don’t tell my parents about the Ferret. Or the mess. They are going to totally have a hairy when they find out about this.”