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Dd is reading The Miracle Worker play today. She loves it.


Not a fictional character, but a strong female for sure. Anne Sullivan was a genius. Dd enjoyed this

as older women.


She will read The Story Of My Life by Hellen Keller in LL7.





Please share your favorite 'not-to-be-missed' strong females. Thanks!

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Elizabeth I has been a big hit here, too. Joan of Arc, Isabella of Castille too. Can you tell we've just finished the medieval period? ;) I always grab books from the library in this genre - The Outrageous women of . . . series is good, that will often get her interested in reading more on a particular figure. Heroines by Rebecca Hazell, and 10 Queens by ? are others she has enjoyed. Pocahontas and Colonial women, Catherine the Great are all coming right up . . .

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My younger dd is very excited to start reading this book:


Girls Who Looked Under Rocks: The Lives of Six Pioneering Naturalists by Jeannine Atkins




It's a slim book, so it wouldn't take very long to read. It includes a brief biography on the following women:

Maria Sibylla Merian

Anna Botsford Comstock (author of Handbook of Nature Study)

Frances Hammerstrom

Rachel Carson

Miriam Rothschild

Jane Goodall


We also have this book:Girls Think of Everything:Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women by Catherine Thimmesh


Here: http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Think-Everything-Ingenious-Inventions/dp/0618195637/ref=pd_sim_b_1


She is also ready to read Catherine the Great by Katharine Scherman (Landmark book)


I know you asked for literature...still thinking about that...I keep coming up with high school level books such as Jane Eyre...maybe The Witch of Blackbird Pond...

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