The list author says: "This list suggests books you and your daughter can read together. It's not a filtered list of "safe" books, but a great way to find stories that teach valuable lessons and spark interesting discussions. Visit WhatShouldSheRead.com for more suggestions."
"The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a beautifully told story, half graphic novel and half traditional book, about a young man searching for vocation. In helping an old man recover his calling, he may just uncover his own. It won the Caldecott Medal in 2007."
"Mandy is a lovely story about one girlÂs search for love and family. EdwardsÂ descriptions of MandyÂs hard work and the beauty of the outdoors set the scene for a simple story about how thingsÂeven very special onesÂjust arenÂt enough without a clear conscience and people we care about. Julie Edwards is a pen name for Academy-Award-winning actress Julie Andrews."
"Queenie Peavy is an incredibly real novel about a girl on the cusp of growing up who has to decide for herself what kind of woman she wants to be. Does she want to use her fatherÂs sins as an excuse to be lazy and destructive? Or does she want to live her own life, free from the shadow of crime and poverty?"
"Savvy is a quirky story about a little girl coming to grips with becoming a young womanÂand about the things that make us all just a little bit special. Law compassionately narrates the very beginning of a childÂs slow, self-conscious passage into adulthood in a wonderfully believable way. Savvy was a Newbery Honor Book in 2009."
"Where the Mountain Meets the Moon tells the exciting story of a young girlÂs quest for a better lifeÂand the surprising answer she finds at the end of her journey. Unlike many quest-narratives for young people, Lin captures the pain of a separated family and a girlÂs longing to return home. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon was a Newbery Honor Book in 2010."