Girl Power!

Girl Power! is a local initiative created by Cleveland Public Library, empowering young ladies to step up as community leaders and readers. 

This year, youth will engage in two of six breakout sessions on soft life skills, enjoy lunch featuring special activities and conclude the day with our keynote speaker: YA author J. Elle. Each participant will receive a copy of Ashes of Goldthe conclusion to Wings of Ebony

Breakout session topics include, but are not limited to, self-esteem, financial literacy, social awareness, leadership, eSports, healthy living, and more.

Main Library, 525 Superior Ave.
Friday, April 8, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


J. Elle is the author of the instant New York Times and Indie bestseller Wings of Ebony, a YA novel about a Black teen who must lean into her ancestor’s magic to protect her inner-city community from drugs, violence, and crime. Ms. magazine calls it “the debut fantasy we need right now.” She also wrote its sequel, Ashes of Gold. Elle is a former educator and first-generation college student with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s in educational administration and human development. When she’s not writing, Elle can be found mentoring aspiring writers, binging reality TV, loving on her three littles, or cooking up something true to her Louisiana roots. 


Thank you for your interest in Girl Power. Unfortunately, registration is now closed due to capacity.