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Books to Inspire and Empower our Daughters

Following International Women’s Day, we thought we’d put together a list of books about strong female role models for your daughters’ bookshelves.

At Debutots we believe stories are the most powerful way for children to understand the complex world around them. Rather then dwelling on the negative issues women face why not immerse your daughter in stories that will empower her, inspire her and sustain her belief that she can be whatever she wants to be when she grows up?

Here are our top 5 books to empower your little girl…

Princess Smartypants By Babette Cole
Not all princesses want to get married and live happily ever after, you know!
 
Madeline By Ludwig Bemelmans
It’s a classic – a rebel to the core but for the good – she can do anything.

 
The Paper Bag Princess By Robert Munsch
What does one do when one’s clothes are burned in a fire? Wear a paper bag, of course! Then there’s a small matter of defeating a dragon and rescuing a prince…

 
Ada Twist, Scientist By Andrea Beaty             
The world needs more women scientists! She’s clever, she’s fearless and she embarks on a series of fact-finding experiments that lead to a spot of trouble… (also check out Rosie Revere, Engineer)

 
Matilda By Roald Dahl                
The heroine bookworm – celebrate independence and individuality as Matilda learns just how special she is.