This Sunday is extra special as we are launching our new reading theme this March-April 2016: Fearless Females and Courageous Women. It was back in 2012 when we had our Girl Power Reading Theme, so we thought it’s about time we highlight and celebrate womanity again in literature.
Special thanks once again to the immensely talented Iphigene for coming up with this gorgeous poster. The female portrait is a pencil drawing done by Iphigene. The whole poster was completed using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
Essentially, we are looking for the following books:
- Books written by or about strong girls, women, females
- Books with female protagonists/antagonists – or simply, unforgettable female characters in books
- Female poets or poems celebrating womanity
Girl-Power Themed Books from the Library
The Stranded Whale by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Melanie Cataldo, Anna’s Heaven by Stian Hole
Sleep Like A Tiger by Mary Logue and illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, Advice To Little Girls by Mark Twain and pictures by Vladimir Radunsky
Ask Me by Bernard Waber and illustrated by Suzy Lee, Suki’s Kimono by Chieri Uegaki and Stéphane Jorisch, The Only Child by Guojing
Malala/Iqbal by Jeanette Winter
The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps by Jeanette Winter, Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell by Tanya Lee Stone and Marjorie Priceman
Books Scavenged from my Own Shelves
Eleanor Quiet No More by Doreen Rappaport and Gary Kelley, Rachel Carson and Her Book that Changed The World by Laurie Lawlor and Laura Beingessner, The Fossil Girl: Mary Anning’s Dinosaur Discovery by Catherine Brighton
My Big Sister Can See Dragons by Rocky Sanchez Tirona and Liza Flores
Immi by Karin Littlewood, Not My Girl by Christy Jordan-Fenton, Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, and Gabrielle Grimard.
Book Riot Read Harder Challenge 2016
Here are the books that I am reading for the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge which also coincides with our reading theme:
Read a biography (not memoir or autobiography).
Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall by Anita Silvey
Read a book of historical fiction set before 1900.
Sorcery & Cecilia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer
Read a non-superhero comic that debuted in the last three years.
El Deafo by Cece Bell (borrowed from NIE Library). I like how this contemporary graphic novel published in 2014 played around with the concept of super hero but is technically not about superheroes – and yes it won the Newbery – and also happens to be Cece Bell’s debut comic.
Read a nonfiction book about feminism or dealing with feminist themes.
Black Milk: On Motherhood and Writing by Elif Shafak
Read a food memoir.
Aphrodite by Isabel Allende