In our last post, we shared some of our favorite books that relate to inclusivity and equity. This week we wanted to include even more that relate specifically to girl empowerment.
Giving young girls of all backgrounds mirrors to see themselves in the books they read is incredibly powerful and empowers them as they grow up. We feel it will give them confidence to navigate and breakdown the inequities that are a part of society.
As educators and women, we feel that it is important to educate young girls (in age appropriate ways) on some of the things they will encounter in the world. Our hope is that through literature girls will gain the knowledge and tools to overcome adversity and change the systems that exclude people.
Here are some of our favorite books to empower young girls:
- Dress Like a Girl
- ABC What Can She Be?
- When You are Brave
- Shark Lady
- Roller Girl
- Joan Proctor, Dragon Doctor
- Strong is the New Pretty
- Dear Girl
- Nothing Stopped Sophie
- I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark
- Notorious RBG (Young Readers’ Edition)
- Little Feminist
- A is for Awesome
- This Little Trailblazer
- Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes
- Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure
- I Will Be Fierce
- Fly High!
- Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
- Counting With – Contando Con Frida
Providing young girls with both fiction and non-fiction books that they can relate to can be such a powerful tool. When a girl can see herself in a story, it can change her life in a beautiful way. Now, more than ever, we need to empower our girls and let them know that they can fight for what they want.