One of the biggest influences kids can have come from what they read. The discovery of one female-driven story has the power to positively impact any young girl. From historical figures to iconic fictional role models, here are four feminist books that will inspire girls—and women—to take on the world.
Gloria’s Voice: The Story of Gloria Steinem―Feminist, Activist, Leader (People WhoShaped Our World) by Aura Lewis (Starting at $15, Sterling Children’s Books, Ages 4+)
From childhood to leadership, this picture book is a great way to introduce your little feminist to the story of the women’s liberation movement. Follow the journey of Gloria Steinem and inspire your young ones with the message of equality and individuality.
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton (Starting at $12, Philomel Books, Ages 4-8)
This stunning book covers the importance of 13 inspirational women who never gave upon their dreams. Travel through brave moments in American history where women persisted, no matter what.
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren (Starting at $5, Penguin Young Readers Group, Ages 8-12)
Fall in love with this classic about a spunky young girl and her wacky adventures. Pippi is a great role model to teach young ones the value of independence.
Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian (Starting at $15, Random House Children’s Books, Ages 12-17)
Dive into this epic young adult novel about a girl who rises above a cruel, oppressive king and fights to take back the throne for her people. Theodosia’s headstrong attitude and survival expertise will keep any teen at the edge of their seat.