Books for Future Feminists

It’s never too early to help our children learn what it means to be socially aware and inclusionary. Luckily, there are several books available to help in the quest to teach children about celebrating all kinds of people and the power that comes from encouraging equal rights for women. With titles like these on their bookshelf, little ones will learn early on what it means to be an advocate – and how that can make such a big difference in the world.

Below are seven titles we especially love:


1. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

This New York Times bestseller features stories of 100 amazing women throughout history, illustrated by 60 female artists from around the world.



2. The Paper Bag Princess

This fun book by Robert Munsch reverses the typical princess and prince roles in a fairy tale, taking the female lead from damsel in distress to hero of the hour.



3. She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World

Throughout history, there have always been women who fought to make the world a better, more fair place. This book, by former first daughter (and now mom) Chelsea Clinton, spotlights 13 of those women in a kid-friendly, inspirational format.



4. Rosie Revere, Engineer 

This book by Andrea Beaty hits home not just as it relates to feminism, but STEM as well. The book follows Rosie as she learns to pursue her dream of becoming an engineer with help from her great-great-aunt Rose (a.k.a. Rosie the Riveter!).



5. This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer

This colorful, concise board book by Joan Holub introduces little ones to women in history who made a big difference.



6. Grace for President 

In this book by Kelly DiPucchio, protagonist Grace learns that the U.S. has never had a female president, so she sets out to become the first – paving the way as a candidate in her school’s mock election.



7. Princess Smartypants

The main character in this fun book by Babette Cole loves being on her own and is intent on not letting a man tie her down.



photo credit: Annie Spratt