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Girl Power: Books for Bold Women


 Books for Bold Women

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 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.


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Girl Power: Books for Bold Women

Thank you for the selection and the up-dates. This seems a great way to save time when looking for a subject that still very unfamiliar, even to women interested on women subjects. (sorry, the redundance!)

Girl heroes

The Golden Compass

Girl Power: Books for Bold Women

Excellent. A long time coming. Fantaxtique compilation.

books for strong girls?

Is there a list for kids in grades K-4?

books for strong girls?

Here's one for the K-4 list: Brave Irene, by William Steig. See:

Girl Power - books with strong female characters for ages K=4

Falcon's Egg by Luli Gray; Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke Series: Tales of the Frog Princess by E.D. Baker including The Frog Princess

I would like a list of books

I would like a list of books for 'strong girls' for my 3rd grade class

Thanks for posting this list.

Thanks for posting this list. These are great suggestions for a diverse reading list. It's important to provide girls with examples of strong women who they can learn from and identify with. Teaching the importance of "self love" for anyone is so crucial. Here is a good article about women who have embraced and publicly recognized their hearing loss, something that many consider a handicap.

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