Remember Anne? And Nancy? And Hermione? And Matilda?
Of course you do! Those fictional girls changed our lives in a big way when we were sensitive little pre-teens. And now that our own daughters are growing up and looking for stories, the best thing we can do is hand them some of our old dog-eared books and hope that they love them as much as we did. Because let’s face it, we want our girls to read about confronting fears, finding their voice, and taking on the world … not just getting a boyfriend.
Read on for the top eight stories to pass on to your daughter.
Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling
Could you find a book series with better female characters? Rowling wrote a whole world-full of interesting women and girls, from the stay-at-home mum of seven, to the the brave and capable Hermione, and the pink-haired dark wizard catcher. To name only a few. Put the first book of the Potter series in your daughter’s hands and watch them fall into this incredible story world.
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