These books feature a strong girl or woman. They help introduce children to girls as main characters, girls who try new or hard things, or girls who are proud to be whoever they are.
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Please tell me you already have this book in your classroom library and you’re looking for new opportunities to integrate it into your learning.
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IF you don’t have this book please purchase it as soon as possible. The message is powerful for both students of color and girls. Grace is bright light! She enjoys singing, dancing, creating, moving, learning, and being herself! She is so excited to try out for the role of Peter in her school’s performance of Peter Pan. However, there are some students who think that the role should go to someone else. Someone who isn’t black and isn’t a girl. This story is great for students K-5.
What a timely book to add to your classroom library! Grace is astonished when she learns there has never been a woman president. She is determined to be the next female president of her school. She learns a lot about herself and her peers while she campaigns. This book is appropriate for grades K-5.
Ada Twist, Scientist and Rosie Revere, Engineer both by Andrea Beaty
I’m sure you know how amazing these two books are. They are a vital addition to any classroom. I love the message that girls can be successful in the sciences. Ada is always wondering “Why?”. And while her parents and schoolmates can never quest her thirst for knowledge, she never stops learning. Rosie loves tinkering. She is constantly building and rebuilding but often times she is told, “But, you’re a girl.” But Rosie never stops.
Well, it seems that ALL of these books would be a wonderful addition to any classroom. It is important for girls to see themselves in books. To see smart, strong, powerful women and girls in books helps our children know that they too can be smart, strong and powerful.
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For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story and Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909… I love how they are biographies of girls that many children might not know about yet, but their stories are powerful! Love your list- I read I am Jazz last year to my students and found it to be a book that they all wanted to read again and again!