As a Mom to a little girl, I'm very conscious of the stories I read to her and have open discussions about the animated movies we watch together. It's important to me that she doesn't go through life thinking she needs to be saved by a charming Prince. I want her to know that she can do and be anything she sets her mind to do. So through conversation, I do my best to unteach what she gets from mainstream media or outside sources. I'd rather have the conversation than simply eliminate her exposure to common pop culture. It's all about teaching her how to think, not what to think.
Anyway, I'm always on the hunt for new books that are not only empowering but also fun for me to read too. Here are some of my latest finds that I highly recommend.
Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World.
The Little Feminist Board Book Set is comprised of colorful illustrated portraits of real women who have made a historical impact on the world.
The New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.
ABC What Can She Be? presents a colorful world of possibilities—from astronaut to zoologist and everything in between—for all little girls with big dreams.