In a world where social media, from YouTube to Instagram, consistently lures children into a false ideal, we, as moms and aunts, worry about their self-image.
But, while you’re showing your darling girl just how groundbreaking and powerful real women can be with your own personal path through life, share some inspiration with her that she can relate to, whether she’s 5 years old or 14.
We’ve got five kids books about and for strong women at any age. Read them, together!
Read These Inspiring Books to Your Girl
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
By Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo
100 true bedtime stories about women past and present, illustrated by 60 female artists from around the globe.
The Hate U Give
By Angie Thomas
Intended for young adults, this book about a racially charged police shooting gets girls thinking about the impact they can have in social change.
By Samantha Berger
This mixed-media children’s book explores the power of female creativity to nourish the spirit and express emotions.
Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves
By Kate T. Parker
175 portraits and quotes of girls being silly, stubborn, fearless and spectacular.
By Pam Muñoz Ryan
This YA novel follows its title heroine as she flees Mexico to start a new life in the U.S.