Smart, strong women deserve books filled with smart, strong female characters. Luckily, there are many books with protagonists who speak out for justice, make courageous choices, and know that womanhood is beautiful. That's why we've compiled a list of recommendations for the woman who expects her fiction to be as bold as she is. From Haitian short fiction to literature of the southern immigrant experience, these books will make you believe in girl power.
Sold by Patricia McCormick
When the unthinkable becomes reality.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
The power of a secret...it can change everything.
The Skin I'm In by Sharon G. Flake
A journey to self love (self acceptance).
Inside and out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
An honest yet witty portrayal of the immigrant experience.
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Proves that distance can never divide.
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
A gripping story of resilience and compassion.
Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill
A historical Tour De Force.
Breath Eyes Memory by Edwidge Danticat
Short stories for the disapora.