Our Mission


Tribe of Daughters was started by these two ladies above.

We are an independent publishing company which produces children’s literature that features girls as the main character learning action adventure sports.  

Our books focus on plots that are relatable to young female athletes and showcase the strength that women bring to sports.  

Our mission is to share women in sports with children at a young age. This normalizes women as athletes and protects girls against the societal pressures that contributes to them dropping out of sports in middle and high school. 

Why we choose books to accomplish our mission

We chose books because they are a story as old as time.

How do parents bond with their kids? Through books.

Books are portable, they’re part of our bedtime routine, and they provide kids with an opportunity to explore the world. They have so much power because they’re tangible, tactile, and stimulate all of our senses, more than an app or tv ever could.

We engage kids through books. You can touch it, hear it, and even smell the paper.

That’s why when we selected the paper for Queenie Wahine & Little Millie Ford, we chose a heavy paper stock not only for durability but also to accentuate the sensory experience that children associate when snuggled up with a good book.

The Sisters

Our Author

Ashley Norris lives in eastern North Carolina with her husband and two daughters. By day she teaches Early Childhood Education at East Carolina University and by night is the cofounder / author of the Tribe of Daughters' book series.

Our Illustrator

Jess Lowcher lives in a small beach town in New Zealand. Her main source of expression comes through her photography work, watercolor, and own small clothing line

children's book surfing illustration