Back to school may be approaching but that doesn’t mean children should wait until then to crack the books. Summer reading can give children the opportunity to engage with books and consider plot lines and characters in a different way than in academic setting. Approaching their teen years, tweens are now able to interpret, understand, and appreciate literature on a slightly more advanced level. But even if you’ve been able to successfully get your kids reading some classics, you may have realized that many of them either prominently feature male protagonist or present rather two-dimensional female heroines.
Consider then this list of books when conveying to your tween that female heroines can be just as complex, brave, and showstopping.