Ten empowering female characters in children's books | Books | The GuardianNot all heroes wear capes! From time travel to unruly orphans, these tales are filled with feisty female heroes, who always stay true to themselves - no matter what. Elizabeth is the second eldest of the five Bennett sisters and is encouraged to find a husband by their pushy mother. While Elizabeth is stubborn in her judgements of others - through the course of the story - she learns to recognise her own flaws too. Even when a certain Mr.
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The list is long. If you have any other suggestions, please share them in the comments below. Feodora and her mother live in the snowy wilds of Russia and make up a strong, female unit, reintroducing previously domesticated wolves in to the wild. Instead, she bravely and resolutely stands up to the hostility of the Russian army. Cloudette is a small cloud who wants to be like the big clouds: making rainbows, giving kids a day off from school with a blizzard.
Jones, little readers have long seen that girls are more than sidekicks and can be just as adventurous as boys. Over the past decade, a variety of titles have come out starring more girls who are unapologetically feisty, brave and full of spunk. They feature girls who challenge the norm and save the day. And most importantly, they put the spotlight on girls who embrace their differences and forge their own paths. Here are a handful of these inspiring and fun titles, from picture books to graphic novels to middle grade and young adult reads.
Bethany M. Today we have a special guest on Biracial Bookworms. Author Sonia Panigrahy shares many of the same values as I do to provide girls, as well as ALL children with diverse female superheroes and book characters to look up to as role models. When Sonia went to the bookstore or library, the bookshelves were full of great stories. However, diverse female superheroes who were strong, smart, and pursuing their goals were scarce. Today, I want you to meet Nina the Neighborhood Ninja; a strong, bilingual female superhero, and read the inspiration behind this amazing book from her creator.