Wise Women, Witches, Midwives, Healers, and Strong Girls!

Most of my favorite books have a strong, powerful female protagonist, one who knows or finds her own power, who stands up, speaks out, challenges convention, defies expectations, protects, serves, heals, transforms consciousness or culture. Who are your favorite witchy women, rebel daughters, fierce mothers, wise crones? Please add your favorites!
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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

The Ballad of Young Tam Lin. The sheltered Lady Janet Dunbar always dreamed of being a a warrior maiden. She never dreamed that, at age 20, she would lose her virginity, become pregnant, and fall in love with a Knight of Elfland. Now, can she save her true love from Hell (or the arms of the Goddess)? After facing down her raging, moralistic father for months, fighting supernatural forces seems easy. Brilliant writing - by turns funny, tragic, romantic, and deeply spiritual. Read this one. Blessed be.


message 2: by Celina (new)

Celina I love the heading of this list of recommended books!


message 3: by Elyse (last edited Sep 07, 2016 07:26PM) (new)

Elyse I added some books about REAL strong women and girls. Can you all come up with some others? Not all strong women are fictional characters! I was glad to see Anne Frank near the top. Yes, I have some favorite fictional female characters and I voted for them too.


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