Books for young feminists

The Hackathon (Girl Geeks, Book 1)

The Hackathon (Girl Geeks, Book 1)

Alex Miles

Hamsa's teacher has announced that their class will be doing their very own hackathon.    A hack-a-what? thinks Hamsa. She doesn't know anything about tech or coding!    Can...

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Taking the Lead: How Jacinda Ardern Wowed the World

Taking the Lead: How Jacinda Ardern Wowed the World

David Hill, Phoebe Morris

An inspiring illustrated story for children about Jacinda Ardern, and her meteoric rise to become the world's youngest female leader.

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Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business

Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business

Rebel Girls, Jestine Ware, Salini Perera

From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes the fictionalized biography based on the life of Madam C.J. Walker: America's first self-made millionaire.

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Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code

Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code

Rebel Girls, Jestine Ware, Marina Muun

From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes the fictionalized biography about the exciting life and adventures of Ada Lovelace.

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Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World

Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World

Vashti Harrison

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Women In Art: 50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World

Women In Art: 50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World

Rachel Ignotofsky

A charmingly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Art highlights the achievements and stories of 50 notable women in the arts--from well-known figures like painters Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keefe, to lesser-known names like...

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 Read reviewLove Your Body

Love Your Body

Jessica Sanders

What if every young girl loved her body? Freedom is loving your body with all its imperfections and being the perfectly imperfect you!

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Mamie

Mamie

Tania McCartney

To us she is May Gibbs, creator of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie. But to her family, she was known as 'Mamie'.  

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Zaha Hadid (Little People, Big Dreams)

Zaha Hadid (Little People, Big Dreams)

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Asun Amar

New in the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of Zaha Hadid, the Queen of Architecture.

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Malala's Magic Pencil

Malala’s Magic Pencil

Malala Yousafzai, Kerascoet

In this beautifully illustrated volume, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize shares a story from her childhood in Pakistan that shows younger readers the world view that allowed her to hold on to hope even in the most...

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Calling All Witches!

Calling All Witches!

Scholastic

This powerful collection of favourite movie moments is readers' gateway to the most empowering witches of our age!

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Amazing Australian Women: Twelve Women Who Shaped History

Amazing Australian Women: Twelve Women Who Shaped History

Pamela Freeman, Sophie Beer

A bright and colourful look at twelve incredible Australian women who helped shape our country, from politics and the arts to Indigenous culture, science and more.

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What is Feminism? Why do we need It? And Other Big Questions

What is Feminism? Why do we need It? And Other Big Questions

Bea Appleby, Louise Spilsbury

A fascinating look at feminism, and what it means to be a feminist, for girls and boys

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Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women

Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women

Louise K Stewart, Eve Lloyd Knight

Rule Breakers. Risk Takers. Rebel Women. Law Makers. A celebration of women rallying around the globe to win the vote.

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Sisters: Venus & Serena Williams

Sisters: Venus & Serena Williams

Jeanette Winter

Celebrated picture book biographer Jeanette Winter shares the story of champion tennis players--and sisters--Venus and Serena Williams --

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Gloria's Voice: The Story of Gloria Steinem, Feminist, Activist, Leader

Gloria’s Voice: The Story of Gloria Steinem, Feminist, Activist, Leader

Aura Lewis

A picture book about Gloria Steinem's motivations and beliefs, as well as the obstacles she faced in fighting for women's rights.

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 Read reviewYayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity

Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity

Sarah Suzuki, Ellen Weinstein

Provides an introduction to the Japanese artist who is known for her use of dots.

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Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Christine Roussey

New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Simone de Beauvoir, the great French philosopher, in this true story of her life.

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Some Boys

Some Boys

Nelly Thomas, Sarah Dunk

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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Pili Aguado

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Harriet Tubman tells the inspiring story of this courageous abolitionist's life.

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 Read reviewThe Princess in Black

The Princess in Black

LeUyen Pham, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale

Who says princesses can't wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black.

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Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Erica Salcedo

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Georgia O'Keefe tells the inspiring story of one of America's greatest artists, a talented painter who broke boundaries.

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Princess Smartypants

Princess Smartypants

Babette Cole

Princess Smartypants does not want to get married. She enjoys being a Ms But being a rich and pretty princess means that all the princes want her to be their Mrs.

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Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Zafouko Yamamoto

Meet Ada Lovelace, the British mathematician and daughter of poet Lord Byron. From her early love of logic, to her plans for the world's first computer program, learn about Ada's life in this mini biography for readers as young as...

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 Read reviewCloth Lullaby:The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois

Cloth Lullaby:The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois

Amy Novesky, Isabelle Arsenault

With a beautifully nuanced and poetic story, this book stunningly captures the relationship between mother and daughter and illuminates how memories are woven into us all.

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Marie Curie

Marie Curie

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Frau Isa

Meet the one of the world's most famous scientists in this book for readers as young as 4 years. Part of the Little People, Big Dreams series that introduces children to history's highest achievers.

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo

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.

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Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

Kate Pankhurst

Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, has created this wildly wonderful and accessible book about women who really changed the world. Discover fascinating facts about some of the most amazing women who changed the...

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Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: Volume 2

Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: Volume 2

Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo

100 new bedtime stories, each inspired by the life and adventures of extraordinary women from Nefertiti to Beyonce. The unique narrative style of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls transforms each biography in a fairy-tale,...

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 Read reviewRosie Revere, Engineer

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Andrea Beaty, David Roberts

Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she's a brilliant who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her Great, Great Aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal--to fly--Rosie...

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Ada Twist, Scientist

Andrea Beaty, David Roberts

A story of the power of curiosity in the hands of a child on a mission to use science to understand her world

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The Princess and the Pony

The Princess and the Pony

Kate Beaton

The teeny tiniest of adorable farting ponies gives the biggest of laughs in this riotously inventive new title from Kate Beaton, the artist behind the bestselling Hark! A Vagrant.

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The Worst Princess

The Worst Princess

Anna Kemp, Sara Ogilvie

A funny new picture book from the team behind the successful Dogs Don't Do Ballet

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 Read reviewMe...Jane

Me…Jane

Patrick McDonnell

In this inspiring true tale of Jane Goodall's early years, bestselling author Patrick McDonnell gently reminds readers that with determination, you really can make your dreams come true.

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