Every day kids are seeing that nothing can stop them from being anything and doing anything they want, especially girls. From female CEOs like Mary Barra at General Motors and Gail Koziara Boudreaux at Anthem, to the recent election of Kamala Harris as the first Black and South Asian woman to the office of the Vice President, glass ceilings are being shattered for females everywhere.
And now there’s Josephine Kline — the “Little Miss President.”
Besides having role models, children also need stories that show them they can reach for the stars. Little Miss President is a new streaming audiobook that does just that, driving home the point that the possibilities are endless.
The Story of Little Miss President
Little Miss President is a Pinna Original audiobook. It tells the story of 10-year-old Josephine Kline, who is like any other little girl except for one little fact — her mother is the President of the United States. After her mom comes down with a nasty case of food poisoning, Josephine must step in to run the nation for the day.
Josephine takes on the job with confidence and manages to do the job while undercover. Throughout the story, she learns that the job of President comes with some big responsibilities, but nothing she can’t handle!
Little Miss President is part of the Pinna family of products. Pinna is the only audio entertainment service developed and geared exclusively for kids ages 3-12. Chapters are short — from four to thirteen minutes — and easily digestible for children with shorter attention spans. CEO, Maggie McGuire tells Parentology that the story came from a need to represent a smart, confident female lead character in a leadership role, something McGuire says we need more of these days.
“We hope girls see themselves in Josephine and are inspired to be courageous, confident leaders wherever their interests take them and to not let anything keep them from pursuing what they want to be and what they believe they can achieve,” says McGuire.
When kids can see themselves in the characters, they can learn from them and connect with the story. McGuire believes it’s important for girls to have positive role models and stories that show them they can be anything, and that gender is not a barrier.
“This is a great story with humor and heart that presents two female characters in significant leadership roles that convey and communicate to girls that anything is possible and that women can and do lead,” says McGuire.
This isn’t Pinna’s only inspired offering. The company also offers podcasts about girls who lead in stories like Emmamade Lemonade, about an 11-year-old girl who runs an international lemonade empire, as well as Opal Watson, Private Eye, about a girl at the head of her own detective agency. The service is free to try for 4 weeks, and then they offer a monthly or yearly subscription.
A paperback version of Little Miss President is currently in production, but kids and families can access the full story exclusively on the Pinna audio streaming service. We also have the first chapter of Little Miss President for free embedded below for Parentology readers.
Maggie McGuire, Pinna CEO