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10 Books for Kickass Girls

DANIELLE NEWNHAM

Posted on October 11 2017

We have selected 10 of our favourite books about real women that will inspire your daughters to dream big and aim high!
 
1) Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli 

A collection of bedtime stories about 100 real women from the past through to the present day who have achieved incredible things and changed history. The stories include Serena Williams, Frida Kahlo, Jane Goodall and Amelia Earhart and many more.
 
Women in Science celebrates the achievements of 50 intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, and physicists. 
 

This book tells 50 stories of remarkable women from around the world who conquered space, including astronauts breaking records on the International Space Station.
 
4) Women Who Dared by Linda Skeers


52 stories of fearless daredevils, adventures and rebels such as Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman to fly in space and Helen Gibson, the first woman who dared to be a professional stunt person.
 
5) Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai
 

This beautifully illustrated picture books tells Malala’s remarkable story. An inspiring story that shows what having hope and a voice, even in the most difficult of times, can achieve.
 
6 ) Little People, Big Dreams Book Series



In the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the lives of outstanding women including Audrey Hepburn, Emmeline Pankhurst, Rosa Parks, Ada Lovelace to name a few. Each book focuses is an inspiring and informative little biography on incredible women.
 

From Coco Chanel to Rosa Parks, this book is bursting full of astounding facts and incredible artwork on some of the most brilliant women who helped shape the world we live in.
 
8) Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition by Margot Lee Shetterly


This book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, four African-American women who lived through the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the movement for gender equality, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country (recently made into award-winning film).
 
9) Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women by Catherine Thimmesh 


This books features women who have invented ingenious innovations that have made our lives simpler and better. You can read all about what inspired these women and how they turned their ideas into reality.


10) Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison


Available, for pre-order this book features 40 true stories of trailblazing black women in American history such as pilot Bessie Coleman, chemist Alice Ball, politician Shirley Chisholm, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, and filmmaker Julie Dash. The women profiled in these pages were all taking a stand against a world that didn't always accept them.
 

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