Notable Non-Fiction- Books to Empower Young Girls

This post is looking at a duo that is pretty awesome for the youngest girls and up through the teens giving positive role models and in one set practical exercises to build positive self image and worth which is worth its price a hundred times over.

I would have LOVED these books as a girl and Littlefae is already in love with the Wonder Women book!!

Bite sized biographies & stories to inspire even young children

Book cover for Wonder Women

Wonder Women: True Stories Of Iconic Women to Inspire a New Generation – Kay Woodward – various illustrators*

This book is just gorgeous.

It’s huge for one so it could be a coffee table book where it would do the adults and children good to flip through, an Instagram worthy ‘picture ledge in a nursery’ book, but it is certainly a book to enjoy.

The concept has been done before but this is super pared back with a gorgeous illustration and quote for each woman, a bite sized bio and reasons for why they are important and inspiring.

The younger children can flip through, consider the art, be read to and ask questions, children from about 6 and up can read the information and encourage discussion too. Littlefae being 6 and able to read comfortably loves this book, she is particularly interested in Cleopatra and Joan Of Arc, TinyFae likes the pictures.

From an educational point of view it is also great for exploring the concept of time & chronology as Littlefae kept pointing out how many women in the book were dead. This helped her understand that history & human experience is much more vast that our immediate temporal space and has ignited a fascination for different historical times for her, particularly ancient worlds (proud mama!!)

A Duo Of Books ideal to inspire and encourage self development

What would She Do? Guidance from Iconic Women in History Kay Woodward – various illustrators*

This book is in a duo pack.

What Would She Do? is an expanded version of the Wonder Woman books with more women, extended biographies and a question on each page that asks how each of these women may have coped with a stressor or situation that tweens and teens may recognise from having the courage to give a presentation in class to dealing with not living up to images in media.

This is great for quick inspiration and pick me ups filled with lots of positivity, it’s a fantastic book to empower young people.

My Heroes and Me is a wonderful self help work book for young people to work through over time covering things from family and friends to hopes for the future. There’s pages with excellent CBT style help for creating positive self images and counting and concentrating on positive things

It’s beautiful and I would heartily recommend this duo based on the workbook alone but the two together is just brilliant and pair and balance together well.

*What I particularly love about these books from Carlton Books is that they go out of their way to credit the contributors to the book including a wonderful page for the illustrators.

Wonder Women: True Stories Of Iconic Women to Inspire a New Generation – Kay Woodward – various illustrators* & What would She Do? Guidance from Iconic Women in History Kay Woodward – various illustrators* are published by Carlton Books

2 thoughts on “Notable Non-Fiction- Books to Empower Young Girls

  1. What a great idea. The womder woman called me as I would always twirl ready to turn into my super hero self and save the day…. these days I hope to do this with my writing.

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