36 Titles with Strong Female Characters

20 Jan

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Since today is the Women’s March in cities across the country, I thought it would be fun to highlight just a few strong female characters in books from picture books to YA titles. Hopefully you’ll find something new you’ll want to read! Enjoy!

  1. My Name is Not Isabella by Jennifer Fosberry, illustrated by Mike Litwin
  2. Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
  3. Imogene’s Last Stand by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
  4. Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts
  5. Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen
  6. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
  7. The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
  8. The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
  9. Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon
  10. Clementine by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Marla Frazee
  11. Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst, illustrated by Lane Smith
  12. Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little by Peggy Gifford, illustrated by Valorie Fisher
  13. Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
  14. Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
  15. Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani
  16. Matilda by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake
  17. Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary, illustrated by Louis Darling
  18. Riding Freedom by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illustrated Brian Selznick
  19. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
  20. One Crazy Summer  by Rita Williams-Garcia
  21. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  22. The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Shane W. Evans
  23. Serafina’s Promise by Ann E. Burg
  24. The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond by Brenda Woods
  25. Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
  26. The Detective’s Assistant by Kate Hannigan
  27. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  28. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
  29. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  30. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
  31. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  32. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  33. Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older
  34. Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina
  35. Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
  36. American Street by Ibi Zoboi
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One Response to “36 Titles with Strong Female Characters”

  1. confessionsofayareader January 20, 2018 at 3:02 pm #

    I love this post!

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