Did you know it’s National Women’s Equality Day?!
According to Wikipedia (the most trusted site ever) National Women’s Equality day is to “commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment (Amendment XIX) to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was first celebrated in 1973 and is proclaimed each year by the United States President.” Now let’s talk about some books about strong women!
BRAVE STRONG GIRLS
NATIONAL WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY
While this is a very important day, but it’s also a reminder to talk about these things with your kids! Strike up a conversation at dinner or in the line waiting for the bus. So, here’s 9 books about strong women that I recommend for kids to learn about strong leaders and women and girls who are making waves!
BOOKS ABOUT STRONG WOMEN
- (1) Women Who Dared :
Meet 52 women throughout history who dared to do the extraordinary!The perfect children’s book gift for our new generation of women who explore, discover, persist, succeed, and fight like a girl!
- (2) Women in Science :
The exclusive edition of Women in Science includes a double-sided 18 x 24-inch poster featuring illustrations of 15 female scientists—with short bios on the flipside—suitable for framing or display.
- (3) Shaking Things Up :
Fresh, accessible, and inspiring, Shaking Things Up introduces fourteen revolutionary young women—each paired with a noteworthy female artist—to the next generation of activists, trail-blazers, and rabble-rousers.
- (4)No Truth Without Ruth :
From award-winning author Kathleen Krull comes an empowering picture book biography—with dazzling illustrations from artist Nancy Zhang—about the second female justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
- (5) She Persisted :
This one is for everyone who has ever wanted to speak up but has been told to quiet down, for everyone who has ever tried to reach for the stars but was told to sit down, and for everyone who has ever been made to feel unworthy or unimportant or small.
- (6) Malala’s Magic Pencil :
Nobel Peace Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Malala Yousafzai’s first picture book, inspired by her own childhood.
- (7) Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls :
The New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children’s book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.
- (8) Women in Sports :
Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science. Women for the win!
- (9) Little Leaders : This beautifully illustrated New York Times bestseller introduces readers of all ages to 40 women who changed the world.
We are so lucky that there are so many reading options for little girls to learn about strong women! I don’t think I ever read books about strong women unless it was in History class. It’s so awesome to be able to share these amazing stories, some of which I knew nothing about, with my littles! Our favorite is Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls… Ella asks me to read it and we try to read at least 3 stories every night!
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