Graphic Novels Featuring Strong Girls

By Arielle Saber, Associate Manager, Teen Reading Ambassadors
February 27, 2023

The New York Public Library's Teen Reading Ambassadors internship program brings together 10th–12th grade students to help further the Library's mission to inspire lifelong learning in others, particularly young children. Ambassadors work at NYPL After School programs across the city providing tutoring and literacy enrichment activities to children ages 6–12. They also show children the joy of reading by connecting them with engaging books from the Library’s collections. 

To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Teen Reading Ambassadors have compiled graphic novels for kids written and illustrated by women and featuring strong girl leads. The characters in these stories represent diverse identities, backgrounds, ages, and interests. We hope you enjoy this curated collection of graphic novels!