Girl power: 16 picture books that encourage, empower + inspire✨ - MotherlyEvery product is independently selected by obsessive editors. And what does any budding genius child need? Particularly, books that can help pave their way into a strong, courageous, patriarchy-defeating, feminist adulthood. Books the adults in their lives can read to them, and maybe even learn from themselves. Here are a few of my favorites for her growing collection, and maybe yours — now updated with additional books. Share widely for a better future.
10 girl-power books we love for toddlers + preschoolers
The books we read as children can have a huge impact on the weird humans we eventually become. Our beliefs, aspirations, and morals can all be attributed to the colorful pages we excitedly soaked in during our youth. So, whether you're buying a book for a friend's child, your own child, or for yourself because why not? We would , make it a piece of literature that sustains and empowers women. Because, well, those little messages go a long way. Wearing tiger-print pajama pants on the first of school?
Feminist Baby by Loryn Brantz Even the tiniest of babies can be feminist babies! This vibrant, clever board book will empower even the littlest member of your family to be brave, bold, and do her own thing. I Know a Lot! A LOT! We love this board book both for its inspiring message and its cool retro feel. Now even the youngest readers can learn about Rosa Parks, Sonia Sotomayor, and other influential women who changed the course of history with this vibrant, age-appropriate board book. Yes, please!
"Turning Pages: My Life Story," by Sonia Sotomayor, illustrated by Lulu Delacre
TODAY does have affiliate relationships with various online retailers. So, while every product is independently selected, if you buy something through our links, we may get a small share of the revenue. Remember when books aimed at girls were covered in pink and glitter? Today, all those princesses seem to be surrounded by small, raised fists. Fictional picture book heroines explore science, math and political activism.
Have you read any of these? Any you would add to the list? Feminist Baby by Loryn Brantz. This series is my favorite and Marian loves it too. Marian loves the bright pages and how easy it is to flip through. I love how fun it is to read aloud.
She was wiggling and squirming, picking things out of places I would rather not mention. A little frustrated—like, hello, little toddler, don't you see me totally killing this parenting thing right now? The kid loves story time. And while I wasn't convinced anything even remotely meaningful was happening, I kept going. We do two books a night before bed and, if nothing else, I like being able to squish, side by side, into our cozy reading rocking chair. A few days later, when I picked her up from school, Satya said, totally unprompted: "When I was praying to my God…" and I froze. Her God?