A great list of children’s books with a feminist perspective
BRB, buying all these for the niece.
I knew a few of these. But this is an incredibly helpful list of empowering books for boys and girls. It’s a strange thing how early gender roles get enforced. At 3 and a half, my niece said to me, “That’s why girls shouldn’t fight” while watching Mulan which seemed like the wrong takeaway from that movie. (My brother assured me this was an aberration; she’s usually totally into Mulan.) As a comic book fan, I’m always looking for female heroes to show her so she doesn’t accept the old tropes of princesses and damsels-in-distress. I’m glad to have lists like this to consult.