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message 1: by Monica (new)

Monica Martinelli | 2 comments Hi everybody, would you suggest me any american or english feminist children book?

message 2: by Kara (new)

Kara (karaayako) Jane and the Dragon was one of my favorite books as a kid. Jane wants to be a knight but is told she can't because she's a girl. She ends up saving the day despite the societal norms up against her.

message 3: by Monica (new)

Monica Martinelli | 2 comments Thank you Kara!

message 4: by Gina (new)

Gina Ochsner | 1 comments My daughter loved, loved The Paper Bag Princess. But this is for a younger audience.

message 5: by [deleted user] (last edited Aug 26, 2013 11:53PM) (new)

Monica, check out these: < great resources you might find helpful

Hope these are useful ~Melissa

message 6: by Jesse (last edited Aug 29, 2013 07:37PM) (new)

Jesse L not necessarily explicitly about gender issues but very progressive:

the big box by toni morrison and her son, pretty much the greatest children's book ever. you can find it used, but that's about it

message 7: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (femwarrior) | 2 comments My four year old daughter loves Princess Smartypants and Princess Knight. I also have had trouble finding feminist children's books.

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message 9: by Kara (new)

Kara (karaayako) For older children, I think Ella Enchanted is quite good, but the options get a little bleak for younger children.

I went to the bookstore to buy a friend's little little girl a book, and it's SUPER HARD to find feminist children's books! We should write our own. :)

message 10: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (femwarrior) | 2 comments Haha I was thinking the same thing Kara!

message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

Handy site. Used it many times. Age birth - 18

message 12: by Kara (new)

Kara (karaayako) Awesome site, Mal. Thanks for sharing!

message 13: by [deleted user] (new)

You are welcome. Hope it helps you

message 15: by Valentine (new)

Valentine (valentinebonnaire) | 8 comments I've written a book, that deals with this theme -- from the equality angle. It's my Heart of Clouds -- written not under my nom de plume. I'm going to upload it so that I can get some free Kindle/other ways of getting review copies. Ordinarily I write for adults, but on my writer's list once it came out that there were few coming of age books? So I decided to write a series of those, for girls. My main character Teenie Alexander is 13, and she is a hero in the book. She also gets her first crush on a boy. I used a very kind elderly grandfather type -- Mr. Honeygarten in the book to teach her about "first crushes" -- it's very much like old fashioned, Disneyish/Hallmark but addresses contemporary themes? I'll be back -- I would love to have readers for thoughts on the book and the series. It's in Wattpad right now, but am uploading it in next few days.

message 16: by Stef (new)

Stef Rozitis | 71 comments replying to this so it comes up in my notifications because I also want to know. Will add my suggestions some time (but the obvious ones are already here)

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