Despite the title of the article, the list highlights books that would be a great reading for children of all genders. It is not only little girls who would benefit from literature–and movies, TV shows, etc.–featuring strong, independent, and resourceful women and girl protagonists. Learning that men are not exclusively the main character in life’s stories, and that women are not dependent on men for survival, are lessons that everyone would do well to learn. The stories we tell our children plant the seeds for their future relationships and engagement with the world around them. It is well overdue that we diversify the characters and the roles they play.
– Brett Goldberg
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