The first reference of its kind, Great Books for Girls is an invaluable
list of more than six hundred titles--picture books, novels, mysteries,
biographies, folktales, sportsbooks, and more--that will encourage,
challenge, and ultimately nurture in girls the strong qualities our culture
so often suppresses.
Kathleen Odean, a librarian and former member of the
prestigious Caldecott and Newbery Award committees have gathered and
annotated a list of books starring bold, confident heroines for children
from toddlers to age fourteen.
- Picture story Books
- Folktales (Single Tales and Collections)
- Books for Beginning Readers (Easy Readers, Short Novels, Biographies)
- Books for Middle Readers (Fiction, Biographies, Poetry & Magazines)
- Books for Older Readers (Fiction & Biographies)
- Resources for Parents
I find the list of over 600 books to bring inspiration and hope to all young girls. Middle graders will read about brave young women who rescue, face challenges, go on quests and resolve conflicts. I will benefit greatly from this well-organized resource tool for my granddaughter's love of books. I especially love the ideas and tips mentioned in the section, Empowering Your Daughter. What a wonderful book!
“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis
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