It's safe to say 2017 is the year of Girl Power and Persisting.
Here are four titles written to empower and inspire the girls
in your life.
Night Stories for Rebel Girls
by Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo
Night Stories For Rebel Girls reinvents fairy tales
with a collection of 100 bedtime stories about the life
of 100 extraordinary women, from Elizabeth I to Serena
Williams. Illustrated by 60 female artists from all
over the world, Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls
inspires young girls to dream big. From athletes to
activists to musicians to lawmakers, each true tale
is a celebration of bold women. Each woman's story is
written in the style of a fairy tale. Each story has
a full page, full color portrait that captures the spirit
of the portrayed hero.
the Right to Learn
by Rebecca Langston-George, Janna Bock (Illustrator)
up in a world where women were supposed to be quiet.
But Malala Yousafzai refused to be silent. She defied
the Taliban's rules, spoke out for education for every
girl, and was almost killed for her beliefs. This powerful
true story of how one brave girl named Malala changed
the world proves that one person really can make a difference.
by Misty Copeland
meets dance in this middle grade adaptation of the New
York Times bestselling memoir by the first female African-American
principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre history,
the first female African-American principal dancer at
the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has been
breaking down all kinds of barriers in the world of
dance. But when she first started dancing—at the
late age of thirteen—no one would have guessed
the shy, underprivileged girl would one day make history
in her field.
road to excellence was not easy—a chaotic home
life, with several siblings and a single mother, was
a stark contrast to the control and comfort she found
on stage. And when her home life and incredible dance
promise begin to clash, Misty had to learn to stand
up for herself and navigate complex relationships with
her family and the dance world, while pursuing her ballet
Life in Motion is a story for all the kids
who dare to be different, dream bigger, and aspire to
break stereotypes in whatever they do.
13 American Women Who Changed the World
by Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator)
Clinton introduces tiny feminists, mini activists and
little kids who are ready to take on the world to thirteen
inspirational women who never took no for an answer,
and who always, inevitably and without fail, persisted.
With vivid, compelling art by Alexandra Boiger, this
book shows readers that no matter what obstacles may
be in their paths, they shouldn't give up on their dreams.
Persistence is power.
This book features: Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Clara
Lemlich, Nellie Bly, Virginia Apgar, Maria Tallchief,
Claudette Colvin, Ruby Bridges, Margaret Chase Smith,
Sally Ride, Florence Griffith Joyner, Oprah Winfrey,
Sonia Sotomayor—and one special cameo.