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Holiday Gift Guide: Books for Leading Ladies

Do you have any leading ladies on your holiday shopping list? Celebrate the mighty girls in your life with these book picks featuring strong protagonists braving new experiences, fighting for the well-being of others, finding their voices, and not letting anything—not even a big bad wolf—stand in their way. Which inspiring title will you share with the intrepid explorers, young activists, and future performers in your life first?

Little Red

Little Red
by Bethan Woolvin

“A smart, empowering retelling.” —Booklist

On her way to Grandma’s house, Little Red meets a wolf. Which might scare some little girls, but not this little girl. She knows just what the wolf is up to, and she’s not going to let him get away with it. In this updated fairy tale with a feminist twist, author-illustrator Bethan Woollvin (creator of Hansel & GretelRapunzel, and Bo the Brave) uses sly humor, striking visuals, and a bit of bravery and ingenuity to turn a familiar tale on its head for modern readers. Fractured fairy tales meet girl power in this New York Times Best Illustrated book—a perfect choice for mighty girls as well as for elementary education units on fairy tales!

Buy Little Red today through AmazonBarnes & NobleBookshop.org, or IndieBound!

Thanks to Frances Perkins

Thanks to Frances Perkins
Fighter for Workers’ Rights
by Deborah Hopkinson
illustrated by Kristy Caldwell

“Informative…guardians seeking a woman activist’s framework, with actionable steps that resonate today, will find this picture book attractive.” —Publishers Weekly

Frances Perkins was forever changed after witnessing the Triangle Waist Factory fire in 1911, so she decided to work to bring about new laws that would force employers to treat people better and make workplaces safer. As the first woman cabinet member, Frances had the opportunity to make real her bold vision of a country where no one was left out. As a result of the Social Security program that she created, we have built a society where we help one another. Deborah Hopkinson’s energetic text and Kristy Caldwell’s appealing illustrations introduce readers to a fascinating woman who has changed many American lives. Back matter features more information about Frances Perkins and Social Security and resources for economic education.

Buy Thanks to Frances Perkins today through AmazonBarnes & NobleBookshop.org, or IndieBound!

Pretty Funny for a Girl

Pretty Funny for a Girl
by Rebecca Elliott

“Dreams, being true to oneself, body-image issues, single parenting, family dynamics, self-confidence, and a realistic depiction of friendship make this a refreshing coming-of-age read full of optimism, dreams, and plenty of stereotype-smashing laughs. A natural pick for Dumplin’ (2015) fans.”Booklist

Haylah Swinton is navigating friends, family, boys, and her curvy body, and she’s pretty confident she’s mastered making light of every situation. But she has a big secret: one day, she’ll be a stand-up comedian star. So when impossibly cool and thirstalicious Leo reveals he’s also into comedy, Haylah jumps at the chance to ghost-write his sets. But is Leo as interested in returning the favor? Even though her friends warn her of Leo’s intentions, Haylah’s not ready to listen―and she might just be digging herself deeper toward heartbreak. If Haylah’s ever going to step into the spotlight, first she’ll need to find the confidence to put herself out there and strut like the leading lady she really is.

Buy Pretty Funny for a Girl today through AmazonBarnes & NobleBookshop.org, or IndieBound!

Sing Like No Ones Listening

Sing Like No One’s Listening
by Vanessa Jones

“Anglophiles, music and theater nerds, and those looking for some classic will-they-won’t-they romance will all find something to enjoy here.”Kirkus Reviews

Nettie Delaney is a young singer who has just lost her mother and been accepted into the same prestigious performing arts school her superstar mother attended, but she hasn’t been able to sing a single note since her mother died. Whenever she tries, she just clams up. If Nettie’s going to survive a demanding first year and keep her place in a highly coveted program, she’ll have to work through her grief, find her voice, and deliver a showstopper. Or face expulsion. Vanessa Jones’ well-crafted journey of grief and healing is a moving tale that’s sure to inspire any young performers struggling to take their places in the spotlight.

Buy Sing Like No One’s Listening today through AmazonBarnes & NobleBookshop.org, or IndieBound!

November 9th, 2020|Children's books, gift guide, Holidays, Picture Books, Round-up: Holidays, Round-Ups, YA|

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