If you’re looking for a group of girls who can do anything, check out these books! These girls are some of the strongest book characters you’ll ever find!
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Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio
Grace learns that there has never been a female teacher, and she is shocked! She immediately sets off to run for the president! She thinks it will be a breeze until another candidate enters the race!
Grace learns that becoming president will be much harder than it seems.
This is also a great book to teach students about presidential elections and the electoral college. Bookshop Affiliate Link
Grace Goes to Washington by Kelly DiPucchio
My fav, Grace, and her classmates are heading to Washington D.C. for a field trip! But, before they leave, there is a dispute on how to spend the school’s fundraiser money.
Grace and her friends find out that they’ll have to give up some of their wants to help others.
I love how Kelly DiPucchio infuses social studies in these books! If you’re looking for a fun way to teach the three branches of government, you need this book! Bookshop Affiliate Link
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibithaj Muhammed
It is the first day of school for sisters, Asiya and Faizah. What makes this day even more special is that it is Asiya’s first day wearing her hijab.
Faizah is more excited than Asiya about her big day. Unfortunately, other students at their school don’t see the beauty in Asiya’s hijab. Faizah learns a valuable lesson about other people’s opinions. Bookshop Affiliate Link
Greta and the Giants By Zoe Tucker
Greta hears from a wolf that the Giants are destroying the forest, and the animals need Greta’s help. Greta doesn’t know what to do at first but comes up with an idea. At first, no one listens. After more people join her fight, the Giants finally stop to listen.
Greta proves that you don’t have to be big to have a voice. Bookshop Affiliate Link
Lucia the Luchadora by Cynthia Leonor Garza
Lucia loves running around the playground in her cape. In her mind, she’s definitely a superhero. While whizzing through the playground, some boys tell her that girls can’t be superheroes. Lucia doesn’t believe it at all and proves that girls are not just made of sugar and spice.
This book is full of figurative language and gives plenty of opportunities to teach context clues. Bookshop Affiliate Link
Sofia Valdez Future Prez by Andrea Beaty
After Sofia’s Abuelo hurts himself, Sofia stops at nothing to get the neighborhood landfill cleaned up. She has an idea to make her neighborhood a better place, but she isn’t sure she can do it alone.
Sofia builds up the courage and finds a way to get her community involved to remove Mount Trashmore! Bookshop Affiliate Link
The Water Princess by Susan Verde
Princess GieGie has to walk miles every day to get water for her family. She doesn’t understand why the water is so far away. After a long day of walking, Princess GieGie asks her mother why they have to walk miles for water.
Her mother doesn’t give her an answer but tells her that maybe she will solve their country’s problem one day. Bookshop Affiliate Link
Fiona’s Luck by Teresa Bateman
In this Irish folktale, Fiona finds her luck when all the luck is gone in Ireland.
The Leprechaun King finds out that Fiona has some luck, and he wants it ALL! So, he challenges her so that he can keep all the luck in Ireland to himself.
Fiona figures out a way to not only keep her luck but also to return all the luck to Ireland! Bookshop Affiliate Link
Rainbow Weaver by Linda Elovitz Marshall
In Guatemala, weaving on backstrap looms is a tradition that Mayan women have done for thousands of years.
Ixchel wants to follow in her family’s footsteps, but they think she’s too young.
Ixchel finds a way to weave while helping herself and her community!
Ada Twist, Scientist By Andrea Beaty
Ada shows traits of a budding scientist who wants to know the answers to everything! Why is constantly heard in her house. Searching for answers is what Ada loves to do. Her parents quickly learn that her curiosity is something that will never change.Bookshop Affiliate Link