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The Big Book of Girl Power

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  87 ratings  ·  16 reviews
What are your special powers?

Wonder Woman has super-strength and super-hearing. She can use her Golden Lasso to make people tell the truth. Batgirl has serious brainpower. She is a computer whiz and a master martial artist. Bumblebee is really smart--so smart that she designed a suit that lets her become as small as a bee. All of DC's super heroines have amazing superpower
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 25th 2016 by Downtown Bookworks
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Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Other librarians pointed out that a few of the girls are in kind of skimpy costumes. I'm not sure "usually it's a lot worse" is ok for a children's book, but I still really liked it ...more
Simple summaries of various DC female superheroes and their superpowers. I particularly enjoyed the entries that emphasized hard work and perseverance over simply being endowed with power.

Moment to remember: the three-year-old's awe of Batgirl being a librarian.
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love the message but the girls are showing an awful lot of skin.
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Adrian Brown
Nice, simple, feel-good introduction to some of DC's female characters. ...more
Neil Golemo
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My girls love this book and we read it weekly. At one point I had to hide it so we could some diversity in subject matter.
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I really love the descriptions of the super heroes as smart, strategic, scientists and researches along with their super human strengths.
Dec 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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This was a cute/quick introduction to strong female comic characters. I would recommend it to everyone that has daughters. I know I will be holding on to my copy in case I ever have kids. Some people complain about the costumes, but I find that they cover much more than what you will see at your average pool. Also most of the drawings go back to the original costumes that have not been shrunk in more modern versions of these characters.
Published 2 years later, this book expands on My First Book of Girl Power and adds 3 women -- 2 of whom are women of color, yay! (It adds Bumblebee, Katana, and Starfire.) It also drops the (false) idea that Hawkgirl can heal other people. (It adds a concern for the environment that I don't know is actually true for her, but okay?)

It's aimed at older kids (paper pages instead of a board book) and has more text than the board book, but the style is basically the same. I continue to like that
Alyssa Gudenburr
I LOVED THIS BOOK! A great introduction about all the awesome female superheros.
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Love the "girl power" feel of this book - my husband is big on comic books so my oldest daughter is starting to show interest too - this was good to show her the wide variety of female superheroes there are to choose from. My favorite part was how the writers portrayed not only the known cookie cutter good girls like Supergirl and Wonder Woman; Cat Woman was listed as a hero, and I liked how they put that she didn't start out as a "good guy" - she CHOSE to change her ways and BE a good guy! Also ...more
Oct 31, 2016 rated it liked it
Most of these ladies were at least mentioned in The Big Book of Superpowers, so having them be featured in their own book seems...weird? Like, why couldn't the women have their feature articles in the other book instead, and we just have a big book of superpowers where male and female heroes do cool stuff? ...more
Basic info about girl superheroes is presented and used to empower young female readers. I liked that each superhero's skills and abilities were summed up to relate to the reader or empower them. The skills and abilities included are diverse as are the characters included making this a book that celebrates girl power in all forms.

Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was ok
A quick and colorful overview of some of the top DC female superheroes
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We always got a kick out of Alistair asking for "the girl power book" and I think Jules cringed a little or t least pretended to. Lol An introduction to DC's female superheroes. It reminded me once again of the half dressed girls little boys are shown all the time if they're seeing superhero or video game or comic stuff. ...more
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