Girl Power! Leadership, activism and feminism have no minimum age requirement. So here are 13 inspiring, educational, engaging and downright fun ways to help girls – from babies to teens – recognize the power that lies within them.
This “feminist” pin says it all. Designed in LA, it’s wearable art. Available on Amazon.
Featuring forty trailblazing black women in American history, Little Leaders by Vashti Harrison educates and inspires as it relates true stories of breaking boundaries and achieving beyond expectations. Illuminating text paired with irresistible illustrations bring to life both iconic and lesser-known female figures of Black history such as abolitionist Sojourner Truth, pilot Bessie Coleman, chemist Alice Ball, politician Shirley Chisholm, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, and filmmaker Julie Dash. The leaders in this book may be little, but they all did something big and amazing, inspiring generations to come. Ages 8-12 (grades 3-7). Available on Amazon.
The Women in Science 2018 Wall Calendar is based on Rachel Ignotofsky’s New York Times best-selling book, Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World. Each colorful monthly spread profiles such trailblazers as geneticist Nettie Stevens, physicist Emmy Noether, or electrical engineer Edith Clarke. Never heard of them? These little-known and unsung women will inspire you and stay with you always as they pave the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, and more. Available on Amazon.
Because we love socks that make a statement. Women’s shoe size 5-10. Available on Amazon.
Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2 is the sequel to the sensational New York Times bestseller, and the most crowdfunded book of all time – Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 tales of extraordinary women. The authors, Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli, will take you and your kids on an empowering journey through 100 new bedtime stories, featuring the adventures of extraordinary women from Nefertiti to Beyoncé. The unique narrative style of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls transforms each biography into a fairy-tale, filling the readers with wonder and with a burning curiosity to know more about each hero. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 boasts a brand new graphic design, a glossary and 100 incredible new portraits created by the best female artists of our time. Available on Amazon.
The future is feminist, so now you can outfit even the tiniest members of your family with this one-of-a-kind onesie. Soft jersey keeps baby comfy, while an envelope collar and snap closure makes for easy on, easy off. Available exclusively on Wildfang.
Chelsea Clinton introduces tiny feminists, mini activists and little kids who are ready to take on the world to thirteen inspirational women – Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Clara Lemlich, Nellie Bly, Virginia Apgar, Maria Tallchief, Claudette Colvin, Ruby Bridges, Margaret Chase Smith, Sally Ride, Florence Griffith Joyner, Oprah Winfrey, Sonia Sotomayor—and one special cameo – who never took no for an answer, and who always, inevitably and without fail, persisted. She Persisted is for everyone who has ever wanted to speak up but has been told to quiet down, for everyone who has ever tried to reach for the stars but was told to sit down, and for everyone who has ever been made to feel unworthy or unimportant or small. With vivid, compelling art by Alexandra Boiger, this book shows readers that no matter what obstacles may be in their paths, they shouldn’t give up on their dreams. Persistence is power. Ages 4-8 (grades Preschool – 3). Available on Amazon.
Mudpuppy’s Little Feminist 500 Piece Puzzle is comprised of colorful illustrated portraits of real women – artists, leaders activists, and pioneers – who have made historical impact on the world. They include Maya Angelou, Lucille Ball, Frida Kahlo and Ella Fitzgerald; Cleopatra, Queen Elizabeth I, Indira Gandhi and Hillary Clinton; Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Gloria Steinem and Malala Yousafzai; Marie Curie, Sally Ride, Amelia Earhart and Billie Jean King. Illustrations by Lydia Ortiz. Available on Amazon.
“Feminist Baby likes pink and blue. Sometimes she’ll throw up on you! Feminist Baby chooses what to wear and if you don’t like it she doesn’t care!” Meet the irrepressible Feminist Baby in this refreshing, clever board book about a girl who’s not afraid to do her own thing, and wants to make as much noise as possible along the way! Ages Baby – 2 years. Available on Amazon.
Since 2012, the organization Girls Who Code has taught computing skills to and inspired over 40,000 girls across America. Now its founder, Reshma Saujani, wants to inspire you to be a girl who codes! Bursting with dynamic artwork, down-to-earth explanations of coding principles, and real-life stories of girls and women working at places like Pixar and NASA, this graphically animated book shows what a huge role computer science plays in our lives and how much fun it can be. No matter your interest—sports, the arts, baking, student government, social justice—coding can help you do what you love and make your dreams come true. Whether you’re a girl who’s never coded before, a girl who codes, or a parent raising one, this entertaining book, printed in bold two-color and featuring art on every page, will have you itching to create your own apps, games, and robots to make the world a better place. Ages 10 and up (grades 5-6). Available on Amazon.
With fabulous, fearless females like Michelle Obama, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gloria Steinem, and Beyonce — rendered as graphic, cross-stitch style portraits — and empowering slogans,The Little Box of Feminist Flair by by Lauren Mancuso (Author), and Anna Fleiss (Illustrator) brings a quirky spin to the feminist resistance. The kit includes: five 1-inch pins, featuring Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Frida Kahlo, Michelle Obama, Gloria Steinem, and Malala Yousafzai, two iron-on patches, three magnets (1 text-based, 2 image-based, featuring Beyonce and Virginia Woolf), 48-page miniature book. Available on Amazon.
Women for the win! A richly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Sports from Rachel Ignotofsky, author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science, highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes from the 1800s to today, including trailblazers, Olympians, and record-breakers in more than forty sports. The athletes featured include well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, as well as lesser-known champions like Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a professional men’s league, and skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee. The book also contains infographics on topics that sporty women want to know about such as muscle anatomy, a timeline ofwomen’s participation in sports, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and influential women’s teams. Available on Amazon.
Nearly every day there’s another news story, think piece, or pop cultural anecdote related to feminism and women’s rights. Conversations around consent, equal pay, access to contraception, and a host of other issues are foremost topics of conversation in American media. Today’s teens are encountering these issues from a different perspective than any generation has before — but what’s often missing from the current discussion is an understanding of how we’ve gotten to this place. Fight Like a Girl by Laura Barcella introduces readers to the history of feminist activism in the U.S. in an effort to celebrate those who paved the way and draw attention to those who are working hard to further the feminist cause today. Available on Amazon.