Strong Female Character
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  • A Chair for My Mother by Vera Williams
  • A Wrinkle in Time by L'Engle (but not a picture book).
  • Amelia and Eleanor Go For a Ride (about Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt - based on a true incident).
  • Aruna's Journeys by Jyotsna Sreenivasan (about an Indian-American girl growing up in Ohio, who learns something from her feminist aunt in India)
  • Aunt Chip and the Triple Creek Dam Affair by Patricia Polacco
  • Aunt Lulu by Daniel Pinkwater
  • Axle Annie
  • Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer (series)
  • Blueberries for Sal by McClosky
  • Brave Irene by William Steig
  • Chester's Way by Kevin Henkes
  • David Adler's picture biographies of various women
  • Destiny's Forge by T. M. Moore
  • Esperanza Rising
  • FANNY'S DREAM
  • Fly High!: the story of Bessie Coleman
  • I Have Heard of a Land
  • If a Bus Could talk: the story of Rosa Parks by Faith Ringgold etc.
  • Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park
  • Madeline books by Bemelmans
  • Meeting Dennis Wilson by Max Harrick Shenk
  • Midnight Ride by Marsha Amstel Sybil Ludington
  • Mirandy and Brother Wind
  • Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully
  • Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
  • Nobody Owns the Sky (about Bessie Coleman the first African-American woman pilot way back in the early days of flight)
  • Not One Damsel In Distress by Jane Yolen
  • Olivia
  • Returnable Girl
  • Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter
  • Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen by Cari Best
  • Sea Swan Katharine Lasky
  • Seven Brave Women
  • Sleeping Ugly
  • Swamp Angel
  • The Courage of Sarah Noble
  • The Fourth Little Pig by Teresa Celsi is a great book about the 3 Little Pigs sister who is very brave and tells them to stop hiding and do something with their lives.
  • The 'Frances' book by Russel and Lillian Hoban
  • The Gardener" Sarah Stewart
  • The Heroine of the Titanic: A Tale Both True and Otherwise of the Life of Molly Brown
  • The Legend of the Bluebonnet by Tomie dePaola
  • The Library (by Sarah Stewart)
  • The Little Engine That Could (it was a female train!).
  • The School Story by Andrew Clements
  • The Serpent Slayer: and other stories of strong women by Katrin Tchana
  • They Called Her Molly Pitcher
  • THREE STRONG WOMEN
  • Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges
  • Thundercake
  • Wilma Unlimited Wilma Rudolph
  • Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph became the World's Fastest Woman. Krull Kathelen. New York: Harcourt Brace & Company 1996.
  • You Forgot Your Skirt Amelia Bloomer! By Shana Corey
  • You Don't Think She Is by Max Harrick Shenk