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Books for girls interested in feminism

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WhisperingLoudly Thu 24-Nov-16 14:52:26

A bit jumbled but:

DD11 has recently been expressing thoughts about how much she hates being a girl (mostly period related) and then apropos of nothing asked me last night what the patriarchy is and why it's bad (love her!) we had a chat and she's interested to know more so I'd like to get her some books that would inform her but at the same time as embedding a feeling of hope and power.

I guess the books could either be about feminism specifically or just strong female role models. I did look on the mighty girl website but it's all very US orientated.

All my learning has been from MN and content is obviously way to old for her.

Any thoughts/recommendations?

MidMay Thu 24-Nov-16 15:08:36

For positive role modelling I got my DD(11) the Women in Science book. Got it direct from Blackwells as Amazon was out of stock.

exexpat Thu 24-Nov-16 15:25:18

This short book by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie might be a good start - it is based on a Ted talk she gave, so you might try watching that first.

Or maybe the younger reader's version of I Am Malala would be inspiring?

DD (14) also has Girl Up by Laura Bates, the founder of Everyday Sexism, but that might be a bit too adult for an 11-year-old.

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