WASHINGTON, D.C. campaign stops for Sadie McGrady Runs for President:

  • November 2016 - Hooray for Books - Arlington, Virginia

New Book Encourages Girls to Run for Office

Published October 4, 2016

Mary Parry, Author: Facebook | Twitter 

Corey Williams, Photographer: Website | Facebook

TWC NewsCharlotte Observer | Durham Herald Sun| Book Marketing Buzz Blog

"Only twenty of our one hundred United States senators are women, while over 50% of voters are women. Equal representation is important. So we are trying to change those numbers."​​

- Mary Parry

Book Harvest Blog

Listen to Mary's Kindergarten Kiosk Podcast


"Parry wants Sadie McGrady to plant the seeds of civic engagement."

Woman to Watch

Women AdvaNCe

"I love that this book uses actual photographs, which brings a sense of realness and movement to the story of Sadie McGrady and her quest to become president. And of course, it's quite timely, what with the US elections going on right now."​​

- Mary Parry

Self-Rescuing Princess Society Blog

CHICAGO campaign stops for Sadie McGrady Runs for President: CHICAGO PRESS RELEASE

  • October 28 - Glenview - Hoffman Elementary School 

  • October 28 - Arlington Heights - Patton Elementary School 

  • October 29 - Arlington Heights - Metropolis Performing Arts Centre - PDF - EVENT LINK

"The whole point of this book, for me, is to inspire more girls to run for office. I would love to see more girls set their sights on elected office."

-Mary Parry

The Daily Tarheel, DTH Media

"Young readers will be charmed by Sadie's determination and her exuberant approach to running for President."

- Catherine Stier

Author, If I Ran for President


"While the cute photos and rhyming verses are designed to charm, the message to girls is that they can move beyond their fears and into leadership roles.​

- Mary Parry

Chapel Hill Magazine

Sadie's Making Headlines

"New children’s book inspires the next generation of politicians."


Charlotte News & Observer

NORTH CAROLINA campaign stops for Sadie McGrady Runs for President:  NC Press Release

Sadie launched her campaign in a series of book events across North Carolina beginning 10/2/16. Special thanks to the League of Women Voters of North Carolina for offering non-partisan election information for adults at each of these fun, family-friendly "campaign stops."

"What is Sadie McGrady made of? Sugar and spice and everything nice. But also ... courage and power and everything awesome. Buy it for a little girl you love and watch her grow up to be President, or something equally tremendous."

- Dahlia Lithwick 

  Chief Legal Correspondent at Slate Magazine 

"Stepping up: Children’s book urges more girls to run for office"

Cliff Bellamy

Durham Herald Sun

"Planning for 2040: Engaging Kids in Political Process"

Stephanie Carson

Public News Service