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5 fantastic feminist books filled with super characters and thrilling storylines to inspire your whole class to celebrate International Women’s Day!

Izzy Gizmo by Pip Jones and Sara Ogilvie

Age Range: EYFS and KS1

The perfect choice for budding inventors and scientists in your class – meet Izzy, an engaging and determined, young girl who wants to mend every broken thing she finds.

Greta and the Giants by Zoe Tucker and Zoe Persico

Age Range: KS1

Inspired by the true story of Greta Thunberg, a Swedish teenager who inspired a generation of young people to stand up against climate change, this story tells of a young girl who lives in a forest and tries to save her home from the ‘giants’ who are destroying it.

Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya by Donna Jo Napoli and Kadir Nelson

Age Range: KS1 and Lower KS2

A beautiful story inspired by ‘Mama Miti’ who started an organisation to plant trees in Kenya. This is an inspiring and empowering tale.

Speak Up! by Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola. (bookshop.org)

Age Range: KS1 and KS2

Having read Look Up! and Clean Up!, we’re delighted to include another Rocket story in our recommendations. This one especially grabs our attention because it is about Rocket’s love of books, and how she uses her voice to speak up for her local library. A must read!

The Dream Team: Jaz Santos vs. the World by Priscilla Mante

Age Range: KS2

A power house of a book, filled with friendship, fun and strong-willed characters. Jaz has set up a girls football team, now she has to make them succeed.

Hilda and the Troll by Luke Pearson

Age Range: KS2

An epic adventure with a brilliant female heroine – perfect for eager and excitable KS2 kids!

 

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