In case you didn’t know, March is national women’s month! The strength and perseverance women possess has been exemplified in various media, from TV shows and films. Here are 5Â books with female protagonists you’ll definitely Â admire.
Charlotte’s Web byÂ E.B. White and Garth Williams
A touching tale for children and adults alike, the titular Charlotte is a spider living in a barn. She befriends Wilbur, a pig who was born as the runt of the litter. By forming messages with her web, she is able to keep Wilbur from being killed. It’s a sobering story about the power of friendship, no matter how unlikely.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
This magical and empowering tale follows Coraline – a determined and adventurous young girl who uncovers a dark and unusual Other world. She soon realizes, however, that her Other parents are not entirely what they seem.
Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Two sons of Adam, two daughters of Eve. The Chronicles of Narnia is about the fantastical adventures of the Pevensie children in the magical and mysterious world of Narnia. Susan’s gentle and logical nature as well asÂ Lucy’s bravery and perseverance are on full display.
Grace for President byÂ Kelly S. DePucchio and LeUyen Pham
Forty five presidents, all men. When Grace learns about this, she decides to be the first female president of the United States. She quicklyÂ realizes that she has entered a tough race, with her popular opponent insisting that he’sÂ “best man for the job” while Grace concentrates on being the best person. Reflect on theÂ value of hard work, courage, and independent thought in this entertaining and educational tale.
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
Set inÂ the city of lights, Paris, this timeless tale combines a spirited heroine, timelessly appealing art, cheerful humor, and rhythmic text. It’sÂ an all-time favorite for children of all ages.