Kick-Butt Girl Power Books

March 16th, 2010 by

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating Girl Power here at Kidsmomo!

From a wrongly accused witch, to a girl who really does have magical powers…

From a foster child fighting to connect with her real mom, to a child of nobility fighting to break free from her parents’ rules…

From a daughter on a quest to help her parents, to an orphan struggling for her own survival…

The stars of these recommended reads (in no particular order) are amazing role models for March or any month:

  1. A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban (Karen’s pick)
  2. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare (Nancy’s pick)
  3. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
  4. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  5. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  6. Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  7. The Girl Who Threw Butterflies by Mick Cochrane
  8. The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
  9. Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
  10. Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
  11. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  12. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
  13. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell,
  14. A Long Way to Go by Zibby O’Neal
  15. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
  16. There’s a Girl in My Hammerlock by Jerry Spinelli
  17. Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene

If you’ve read any of these, send in your book review. Or send in a review of your favorite Girl Power book!

UPDATE 3/30/10: We revealed the answer to our Girl Power Mystery Book Theater in the “You Go, Girl!” Podcast, so take a listen if you want to know the answer. Or just tune in to hear Karen yell, “GRRRL POWER” a few times too many!

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