Girls are so fortunate to have such wonderful role models from both real life and pop culture from RBG and Wonder Woman and Greta Thurnberg to Sofia Valdez, Future Prez. This year, give the special girl in your life something she can use to find inspiration and discover superheroes to whom she can relate.
Inspirational Women: National Geographic is synonymous with breathtaking photography. Inspire girls to become extraordinary women with Women: The National Geographic Image Collection. This gorgeous book is filled with images and interviews to show girls what is possible.
The Best Books for Older Girls: Becoming RGB by Debbie Levy and Whitney Gardner is an incredible graphic novel telling the story of how Ruth Bader Ginsburg grew from a shy young girl into the feminist icon she is today. Slay by Brittany Morris tells the story of a girl literally creating the community she wants to see, but that is all put into danger when a teen is murdered over a dispute in the game and race and racism are brought front and center.
Smart Girls Guide: Every girl struggles with something sometimes. Maybe it’s worry, liking herself, or making friends. American Girl Smart Girls Kits help girls work through these issues with a book and other items to help her through, such as cozy socks and a starry night light.
Inspirational Books for Young Girls: Our House is On Fire: Greta Thurnberg’s Call to Save the Planet by Jeanette Winter is a beautiful picture book telling the story of Greta’s commitment to stopping climate change and helping the planet. Parker Looks Up by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry tells the adorable true story of what happened when Parker Curry saw the transcendent portrait of Michelle Obama and knew that she too could become anything.
Princess Cupcake Jones: Princess Cupcake Jones is no ordinary princess. She is a spunky, adventurous African-American princess with her own series of books that teach girls about determination, that it’s okay to ask for help, and overcoming fears. Princess Cupcake Jones also has her own doll and clothing line!
DC Superhero Girls: All awesome girls know that girls make the best superheroes! This line of DC Superhero Girls allow girls to create their own adventures at home for Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Bumblebee, and more!
Girl Activist Guide: Teach your girl how to stand up and speak up for what’s important to her with Girl Activist by Lousia Kamps, et al. This book tells the stories of women like Rosa Parks, Gloria Steinem, Dolores Huerta, Emma Gonzales and so many more powerful girls. After reading the stories of these women who made a difference your girl is sure to find the inspiration to act.
Boost Her Brain: Girl Power Brain Boosters is packed with more than 100 original picture puzzles, spot the difference exercises, word ladders, drawing challenges, word searches, spy codes, mysteries, mindbenders, mazes, and more – all accompanied with DC Superhero women including Supergirl, Wonder Woman, and Bat Woman.
She can Be Anything: Sofia Valdez Future Prez by Andrea Beaty joins her friends Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Ada Twist, Scientist as a community leader who uses her voice to stand up for what she believes in and to help others in a book full of rhymes that are fun to read aloud.
Rebel Girls: Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls have been popular gifts for a few years. Now, Rebel Girls go more in-depth with Rebel Girls chapter books with Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code and Madame CJ Walker Builds a Business.