7 Books With Strong Female Characters That Will Inspire Your Daughter to Change the World

By Angela Anagnost Repke, POPSUGAR

If you strictly think of princesses, tutus, and the color pink when it comes to girls, you need to think again. One thing that's helping break down these untrue stereotypes at a young age is children's books. While we're not knocking the classic fairy tales that involve Prince Charming coming in on a big, white horse, there are also plenty of books out there that feature strong girls and women who kick major butt. These tough girls use their grit, brains, and willpower to make the world a better place, and they don't need someone to "save" them along the way. Keep reading for seven books that will leave both your son and daughter feeling inspired by brave and bold girls.


Malala's Magic Pencil

Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Peace Prize winner, tells her motivational story in a way that children can both understand and be comforted by without being scared.

Appropriate For Ages: 5-8



Zog and the Flying Doctors

Princess Pearl uses her might and brains to escape her life as a royal and chase her dream of becoming a doctor instead. Her friendly dragon, Zog, is her sidekick along the way.

Appropriate For Ages: 4-8


Super Red Riding Hood

Ruby gives a new and humorous twist to the old, classic tale. Your kids will both laugh and learn a lesson with this action-packed book.

Appropriate For Ages: 3-7


Franny K. Stein Mad Scientist

In this series, Franny delightfully proves that girls can be mad scientists, too.

Appropriate For Ages: 7-10



Escape From Aleppo

This heart-wrenching story about Syrian refugees will leave your children filled with compassion. It also might inspire them to go out spread a little more love into the world.

Appropriate For Ages: 7-12


The Mighy Miss Malone

Miss Malone is the strong female character who struggles through the Great Depression. It will leave your child ready to endure any challenge that comes their way.

Appropriate For Ages: 9-12



The Magnificent Mya Tibbs

This book series showcases the fact that girls can form strong bonds together and accomplish great things by working as a team.

Appropriate For Ages: 8-12

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