It’s never too early to get children reading and learning about gender equality and breaking down stereotypes from a young age. And however subtle, those little messages can go a long way.
B.J. Epstein, senior lecturer in literature and public engagement at the
“How can girls have dreams if they don’t have role models? Sometimes it’s hard to imagine a way to live if you don’t see people doing it, and I think girls are done a disservice by the lack of literature that features strong females.”
So whether it’s for your child, your niece, your nephew or your friend’s child, we’ve rounded up eight empowering and feminist reads for boys and girls.
- She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton
- Princess Smartypants by Babette ColeAmazon
- The Wonderful Things You Will BeAmazon
- Goodnight Stories For Rebel GirlsAmazon
- The Boy Who Cried FabulousAmazon
- Rose Revere, EngineerAmazon
- Not All Princesses Dress in PinkAmazon
- Free to Be: You and MeAmazon