Experts Tell Us the Best Feminist Books For Kids

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This article showcases our top picks for the Best Feminist Books For Kids. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

The Barren Grounds by David A. Robertson

This product was recommended by Katherine Golub from Callings and Courage

My thirteen-year-old and I read The Barren Grounds in our YA Indigenous Books group recently and loved it. The story starts as Morgan, a young Indigenous girl in Winnipeg, struggles to fit in at school and at her eighth foster home in nine years. She and her new foster brother discover a window into magical land with a terrible spell, and the kids join together with Ocker (Fisher) and Arik (Squirrel) to break the spell and save Misegwa from perpetual winter. As a white parent, it feels important to read books with my kid about Indigenous people by Indigenous authors. I really appreciated this book because it wove the magic of Narnia with the real-life struggles of a strong young woman. I highly recommend it!

Finding Your Fit by Kimberly King

This product was recommended by Kimberly King from Kimberly King Books

Written by Kimberly King, Finding Your Fit helps parents, educators, and therapists begin meaningful conversations with young girls on topics like fitness, nutrition, and the development of positive self-esteem and acceptance. Based on a true story, The main character seeks help to become an empowered and strong young girl. Gabby learns to take care of herself by sharing her experience with others. She works on getting healthy in mind and body to crush her negative self-esteem, reduce anxiety, learn about self care, and be kind to herself. “ Girls identify with the main character, Gabby, because they have faced many similar challenges.” Woven through the story are talking points and reflective journaling writing opportunities where girls can express their thoughts and emotions, while parents can keep gather valuable information through this form of communication. “Finding Your Fit is a valuable resource for families, therapists, school personnel, and other professionals who work with children on the topics of fitness, nutrition, and development of positive self-esteem and acceptance.”

I Am Me from A-Z (Moriah and Friends) by Victoria Nelson

This product was recommended by Kerry Mellin from EazyHold Mellin Works LLC

She is a feminist advocate for awareness, acceptance and inclusion for children. A wonderful strong lady with a child that passed from a serious condition… and she writes about strength in knowledge of illnesses. I met her at a convention and bought her book and loved her as I could tell she was a force for change.

I Am Enough by Grace Byers

This product was recommended by Blessing Iyamadiken from Urban Woman Magazine

Many women did not come across the concept of feminism until they were adults, however, this book helps girls to get acquainted with the concept of equality, self-love, and courage at such an early age. I am enough teaches every girl to look within herself in finding acceptance and nobody else. There are also inspirational phrases in the book which children can be taught to repeat until it is deeply ingrained into them.

Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

This product was recommended by Koushik Biswas from Sportz Point

Simply because, this book covers the fact that how women should be intentional about what they wear. This book covers a beautiful story between Muslim girl, her mother, and a beloved practice of wearing a headscarf, Khimar.

Little Leaders by Vashti Harrison

This product was recommended by Shiv Gupta from Incrementors

The book itself is beautifully designed in all its wonders. Using color makes this so visually pleasing and on top of that, it’s educational. This is the book that kids should read – uplifting and inspirational. I found this book even educational for myself as well, where I discover things and then I research and learn more about them. Eventually, I think it’s important to have strong positive role models for everyone who inspires them to dream big, and that’s what this little book does.

The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf

This product was recommended by Brack Nelson from Incrementors

The most classic feminist textbook I ever have read. It is also far more accessible than I had imagined. If you’re searching for a historical introduction to the negative structures of beauty in society, this book is perfect for you. I recommend reading it and making up your own opinion, but most of the time it’s quite impartial and considers both sides of the argument. I would highly recommend this book to every feminist.

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  1. What a wonderful article about the best feminist books for kids. I will be sharing this far and wide. We need far more of these thoughtful books for education, equality, inclusion, and entertainment. Thank you so much!

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