A Mighty Girl

Ah, summer. Though in college, this vacation is often associated with work experience and the vague, ominous sensation of next semester’s impending workload, I’m sure I’m not alone in associating summer with the less intense obligation of the “summer reading list” often handed out in grade school. As a young feminist, I often found myself scanning the list for books that might offer cool female role models…and was frequently disappointed! That’s why I’m so excited to hear about A Mighty Girl, which describes itself as “the world’s largest collection of books and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls”. The website posts lists of books and movies that depict strong women and girls, as well as a list dedicated to women’s history, and offers itself as a resource for parents, teachers, and anyone else interested in raising mighty girls. From the website:

“Girls do not have to be relegated to the role of sidekick or damsel in distress; they can be the leaders, the heroes, the champions that save the day, find the cure, and go on the adventure. It is our hope that these high-quality children’s products will help a new generation of girls to grow and pursue whatever dreams they choose — to truly be Mighty Girls!”