Keep Marching: 8 Books with Strong Female Leads

Updated: Feb 14, 2018


Keep marching!  Celebrating the spirit of the 2018 Women's March.

Here are our favorite children's books with strong, smart and confident female leads.  Both girls and boys can benefit from seeing female peers working hard and doing great things.




1. The Paper Bag Princess 

A princess who rescues a very snooty—and ungrateful—prince.










2. Ada Twist, Scientist

Scientist Ada investigates an odd smell.


3. The Most Magnificent Thing

A girl tinkers, hammers and engineers her way to creating an invention.



4. She Persisted

For everyone who has ever wanted to speak up but has been told to quiet down.



5. Rosie Revere, Engineer

Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she's a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets.



6. Grace for President

A fun introduction to the American electoral system.



7. The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes

It's okay to mess up once in a while.



8. I am Jane Goodall

Scientist and conservationist famous for her work with chimpanzees.

Engaging books.  Engaging moments.

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