5 great books for strong girls
It is important for everyone, boys and girls, to be exposed to strong female role models. Girls with voices, girls whose feelings are validated, and girls who don’t give up. Books are a great way for teaching, for exposing your children to kids just like them and for starting discussions about tough and tricky subjects.
And when we say girls in the title we actually mean that these books are not for ‘girls only’.
These books are inspiring for everyone, they are empowering and the books we read as children can have an impact on the humans we become.
Whatever the occasion is that you are buying a new book, make it something that sustains and empowers women. Those little messages go a long way and we love these 5 great books for strong girls:
This New York Times best selling book highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. From the ancient to the modern world like the physicist and chemist Marie Curie, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
The book also contains fascinating info-graphics and an illustrated scientific glossary.
A book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present. Rebel girls whose actions have changed the course of history. Painters, scientists, dancers, chefs, astronauts, jazz singers, pharaohs, boxers, writers, political leaders… from every corner of the globe!
It will inspire young girls (and their mothers, their aunts, their cousins…) to be confident, to dream big,and to cultivate their strength.
In this exciting series, children will discover the lives of outstanding women who made a big difference in just about every field; from designers and artists to scientists. All of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream.
The first book, for example, follows Coco Chanel. Starting with her early life in an orphanage to her time as a cabaret singer, hat maker, and, eventually, international fashion designer.
A young girl tells her grandfather that she wants to go to faraway places and when she grows up, to live beside the sea. Her grandfather’s reply:
“That is all very well, little Alice,” said her grandfather, “but there is a third thing you must do.”
“What is that?” asked Alice.
“You must do something to make the world more beautiful,” said her grandfather.
Miss Rumphius follows her heart and travels the world, lives by the sea and then does exactly what her grandfather tells her she must do, makes the world more beautiful.How are you going to make the world a more beautiful place? Her grandfather didn’t suggest that she had to make a beautiful home, or make a beautiful family he placed the full weight and expectations of going out into the world and making it better.
A timeless story that resonates with each new generation.
A wonderful story about a princess taking things into her own hands and saving herself and the prince! The Paper Bag Princess, shows that the princess isn’t always the one who needs saving…