480. Empowering Girls Through Literature

Valerie Tripp, author, American Girls books on historical characters

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The best resources is to LISTEN TO YOUR CHILDREN – engage with them
Read ALOUD together. Pay attention to your child’s interests.
Share old things in your own family with your child –
Photos, albums, scrapbooks; visit homes of authors that are open to the public

Reading suggestions for young girls:


  • Read about real women of long ago, such as biographies of Clara Barton, Louisa May Alcott, etc.
  • The Diary of Anne Frank
  • And look for other books about girls who have struggled or survived difficult circumstances.

Our Eleanor, by Candace Fleming – about Eleanor Roosevelt


Look for books with characters who have strength and integrity
Try books by Beverly Cleary and E.B. White