On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.
The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.– United Nations
So here are some books to encourage and empower the feminist girls in your life:
- This Book is Feminist by Jamia Wilson
- The International Day of the Girl: Celebrating Girls Around the World by Jessica Dee Humphreys, Rona Ambrose
- This Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality by Jo Ann Allen and Debbie Boyce Levy
- Baby Feminists by Libby Babbot-Klein
- Girls Can!: Smash Stereotypes, Defy Expectations, and Make History Book – from National Geographic
- Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai
- Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time by Tanya Lee Stone
- Ambitious Girl by Meena Harris
And our friends at Equality Now and No nonsense paired up to bring you this month’s edition of Feminist Culture Club, highlighting some of their favorite children and young adult fiction. You can check out their list here!
And a book recommended just for you: Rumors of our Progress Have Been Greatly Exaggerated: Why Women’s Lives Aren’t Getting Any Easier — And How We Can Make Real Progress For Ourselves and Our Daughters by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney